September 9, 2019—This afternoon Krista McConnell was sworn in as a new trustee for the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.
McConnell grew up in Belleville and has 18 years of experience working in education, nine of which were in the college setting. Her background is in in business and accounting.
At a Special Board Meeting on July 15, 2019, Board members voted to offer the role to one of the unsuccessful candidates who ran for HPEDSB Board member in the October 2018 municipal election. This was one of three options available under school board policy. The other two involve requiring the municipality to hold a by-election or offering the role to a broader range of electors through an application process.
McConnell replaces Michael Rush who passed away on July 2, 2019. She will be one of two trustees representing Belleville/Thurlow; the other is Lisa Anne Chatten.
- “The entire Board of Trustees is thrilled to welcome Krista to our team. Krista brings a background in educational instruction, and has expressed a passion for student achievement, community and communication.” – Shannon Binder, Chair of the Board
- “We welcome Krista to the Board and will provide her with the support and assurance to be an even stronger advocate for public education. She joins us at an exciting time.” — Sean Monteith, Director of Education
- “I have an appreciation for public education and am a good listener. I will listen to my constituents’ concerns. I believe that communication and transparency are key factors in providing our children the education they need to be successful.” – Krista McConnell, Trustee, Belleville/Thurlow
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Manager, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 62354, [email protected]