Trustee representatives selected for current year

Richard Franklin to represent board on BCPSEA, Kerr to serve on BCSTA council

The individual trustees of School District 72 now know what roles they will fill representing the district on various committees and associations – for the most part.

At last week’s public meeting, Trustee Richard Franklin was nominated and acclaimed as the SD72 representative on the board representative to the BC Public School Employers’ Association with Trustee Daryl Hagen selected as alternate representative should Franklin be unable to attend a meeting.

Trustee John Kerr was elected by secret ballot to represent the board on the BC School Trustees’ Association Provincial Council for 2017 with board chair Susan Wilson, who has served in that role for the last few years, selected as his alternate.

Kerr – or Wilson if he is unable to attend – will speak on behalf of the district at BCSTA meetings held three times per year.

“Thank you very much for your confidence,” Kerr said after being elected to represent the board. “I will try to fill the shoes that Susan [Wilson] has filled so ably over the last few years.”

Asked after the meeting what his role on the BCSTA Council, Kerr said he will attend the association’s meetings – “usually in February, after the BCSTA Annual General Meeting in April, and in October. The main purposes for attending are to be a liaison between our board and others across the province. During the meetings representatives share observations, concerns, successes, and concerns they may have over government actions affecting education.”

There were other announcements of various appointments that were to be made at this week’s public meeting, as well, but those announcements were tabled until the next meeting partially due to time constraints and partially because at least one needed to be finalized before it could be announced.

That meeting is scheduled for Jan. 31 at 7:30 at the SD72 offices on Pinecrest Road next to Rod Brind’Amour Arena.