December 7, 2016—A new chair and vice-chair have been elected for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.
At its annual meeting on December 5, 2016, the Board of Trustees elected Lucille Kyle as Chair of the Board and Dave Patterson as Vice-chair of the Board.
Kyle expressed appreciation for being elected and looked forward to the future.
“Thank you for putting your trust in me, I feel truly honoured that you have elected me to this leadership role. The work is complex. Together we have made decisions about policies, budgets, facility renewals and, most recently, accommodation reviews. Together we will continue to move forward. I am confident that we will continue to work together, with our students, our communities, our front line staff and our senior team. Relationship is key and I value all stakeholders,” stated Kyle.
Kyle was first elected as trustee in the fall of 2010 then re-elected in the October 2014 municipal election. She was elected as vice-chair of the Board in December 2014 and then re-elected to that same role in December 2015.
Kyle represents North Hastings, with the following schools in her electoral area:
- Bird’s Creek Public School
- Coe Hill School
- Hermon Public School
- Maynooth Public School
- North Hastings High School
- York River Public School
Patterson acknowledged the important role of trustees in public education.
“The Learning & Leading priority in the Strategic Plan is about closing gaps for students. It is the work we do and actions we take as a corporate board to create the environment where the learning can be realized. That is done through governance and it is through governance that we create public confidence,” stated Patterson.
Patterson was first elected as trustee in the fall of 2010 then re-elected in the October 2014 municipal election. He was elected as vice-chair of the Board in December 2012 and re-elected to that same role in December 2013.
Patterson represents Belleville/Thurlow, with the following schools in his electoral area:
- Centennial Secondary School
- Foxboro Public School
- Harmony Public School
- Harry J. Clarke Public School
- Hillcrest School
- Moira Secondary School
- Park Dale School
- Prince of Wales Public School
- Prince Charles School (Belleville)
- Queen Elizabeth School (Belleville)
- Queen Victoria School
- Quinte Secondary School
- Sir John A. Macdonald School
- Susanna Moodie Elementary School
Kyle and Patterson begin their duties immediately and will serve through to December 2017.
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board serves approximately 15,000 students each day at 38 elementary and 8 secondary schools. Supporting student achievement and well-being is the goal of approximately 1,800 teaching and support staff who, in addition to the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners, share their passion for learning and leading.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]