Colleen Schenk acclaimed as President of the Ontario Public School Boards' Association



    TORONTO, June 18 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards'
Association(OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Colleen Schenk was acclaimed as
President of OPSBA at the Annual General Meeting held on June 14, 2008.
    In her acceptance speech to the membership, Colleen Schenk spoke of the
challenges ahead. These include achieving negotiated settlements with teachers
in the province, developing solutions to deal effectively with chronic
declining enrolment, working towards Full-time Early Learning Programs in
schools and active involvement in the provinces Poverty Reduction Strategy.
    Colleen, a trustee from the Avon Maitland District School Board, will
continue to be supported in her position as President of OPSBA by
Vice-President Loralea Carruthers from the York Region District School Board
and Vice-President Catherine Fife from the Waterloo Region District School
Board. Vice-Presidents Loralea Carruthers and Catherine Fife, were active in
many portfolios last year including education finance, information technology
and First Nations education. OPSBA's President and two Vice-Presidents offer a
combined expertise and determination that will serve OPSBA well in its work in
the year ahead.
    In addition to the President and Vice-Presidents, OPSBA's Executive
Council includes: Rick Johnson, Past President, Trillium Lakelands District
School Board; Cathy Abraham, Vice-President, Central East Region, Kawartha
Pine Ridge District School Board; Julia Burgess, Vice-President, Western
Region, Greater Essex County District School Board; Lori Lukinuk,
Vice-President, Northern Region, Lakehead District School Board; Bill
Johnston, Vice-President, Central West Region, Grand Erie District School
Board; David Moen, Vice-President, Eastern Region, Ottawa-Carleton District
School Board; and Howard Goodman, Vice-President (Enrolment), Toronto District
School Board.





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