December 10, 2019—A new chair and vice-chair of the Board have been elected for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.
At its Annual Meeting on December 9, 2019, the Board of Trustees elected Lucille Kyle as Chair of the Board and Shannon Binder as Vice-chair of the Board.
Kyle expressed appreciation upon being elected and looks forward to the future.
“When I think about students, I think of their diverse learning styles, children with disabilities, some who come from poverty or from different cultures. There are so many factors to consider in these children’s lives and if we can somehow change the landscape of how they learn, we’ll make a positive difference for them for life. I appreciate all my colleagues and their support of me in this role. We’ve had a year together to see everybody’s strengths and will continue to move HPEDSB forward,” said Lucille Kyle, Chair of the Board.
Kyle was first elected in December 2010, was reelected in the October 2014 municipal election and was acclaimed in the 2018 municipal election. Kyle has served as vice-chair and chair at various times since 2014.
Binder acknowledged her learning journey over the past year and willingness to contribute even more.
“I’m so grateful for the support of my colleagues and the opportunity to continue this journey within the Board. I look forward to becoming a more effective leader by supporting the Chair and advocating for the youth voice through the Student Senate. Each trustee has so much to offer and I value our varying opinions as we work through committee structure, use of schools, transparency and importantly, the creation of our new strategic plan,” said Shannon Binder, Vice-chair of the Board.
Binder was elected in the October 2018 municipal election and served as Chair of the Board during the past year.
Kyle and Binder begin their duties immediately and will serve through to the end of November 2020.
In addition to Kyle and Binder, other Board members  are Mike Brant, Lisa Anne Chatten, Jennifer Cobb, Bonnie Danes, Spencer Hutchison, Alison Kelly, Krista McConnell and Kristen Parks.
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) serves approximately 15,000 students each day at 40 schools (33 elementary, one K-12; four 7-12 and two secondary). Supporting student achievement 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 teaching and learning.
The district covers a wide geographic area of 7,221 square kilometres bordered by Maynooth to the north, Deseronto to the east, Prince Edward County to the south and Quinte West to the west.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Manager, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 62354, [email protected]