TORONTO, June 10, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public School Boards'
Association (OPSBA) is pleased to announce that Michael Barrett was
acclaimed as President of OPSBA at its Annual General Meeting held on
June 8, 2013.
"As members of school boards, trustees hold the only democratically
elected office in Ontario that is specifically entrusted with the
well-being and success of students," said Barrett. "We will continue to
put our students' interests first and that includes having a fair,
legislated collective bargaining process. School boards must continue
to have an effective voice in setting conditions that allow students to
have access to the best qualified teachers and to positive, stimulating
Barrett, a trustee with the Durham District School Board, will be
supported in his position as President of OPSBA by Mark Bailey, Chair
of the Upper Grand District School Board, who was elected 1st
Vice-President. Laurie French of the Limestone District School Board
will take on the role of 2nd Vice-President. OPSBA's President and
Vice-Presidents offer a depth of expertise and commitment that will
provide strong leadership for the Association in the year ahead.
OPSBA's Executive Council also includes: Louise Clodd, Vice-President,
Central East Region, (Trillium Lakelands District School Board); Carmen
McGregor, Vice-President, Western Region, (Lambton Kent District School
Board); Graham Lidstone, Vice-President, Northern Region, (Algoma
District School Board); Donna Danielli, Vice-President, Central West
Region, (Halton District School Board); David Shields, Vice-President,
Eastern Region, (Renfrew County District School Board); and Howard
Goodman, Vice-President (Enrolment), (Toronto District School Board).
OPSBA is very pleased to announce that Peter Garrow, trustee with Upper
Canada District School Board, was acclaimed as First Nations Director.
As past Director of Education for the Assembly of First Nations, Peter
brings a depth of experience, commitment and knowledge that continues
to strengthen public education for First Nation students and bring
benefits for all students.
The Ontario Public School Boards' Association represents public district
school boards and public school authorities across Ontario, which
together serve more than 1.3 million public elementary and secondary
students. The Association advocates on behalf of the best interests
and needs of the public school system in Ontario. OPSBA is seen as the
credible voice of public education in Ontario and is routinely called
on by the provincial government for input and advice on legislation and
the impact of government policy directions.
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SOURCE: Ontario Public School Boards' Association
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