At the Organization Meeting of the District School Board of Niagara held on Monday, December 1, trustees acclaimed Sue Barnett as Chair of the Board and elected Alex Bradnam as Vice-Chair. The Board of Trustees expressed their appreciation to Dave Schaubel, Trustee for Fort Erie and Port Colborne, for his two years of service as Vice-Chair.
Trustee Barnett, representing Welland, will begin serving her fourth year as Chair (non-consecutive), and Trustee Bradnam, representing St. Catharines and Niagara-on-the-Lake, will serve his first year as a Vice Chair.
“I am proud to serve on this Board, and we will continue to work as a team to contribute to essential, quality public education that the students and families at the DSBN deserve,” said Chair Barnett. “I look forward to serving another term as Chair and supporting DSBN students, staff, and the interests of our communities.”
“Our board has the collective ability to support each other, and I am proud of that,” said Vice-Chair Bradnam. “In these challenging times, we may have to look at different ways to support our schools, including the ability to provide more funding and personnel to allow our staff to address growing mental health needs. There is a lot of work to do, and I know we are up to this task and more when we work together.”
“We look forward to continuing our work together for the benefit of all DSBN students, and ensuring our learners and staff are supported in order to contribute their best every day,” said Warren Hoshizaki, Director of Education.