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Welcome Krista McConnell, new trustee for Belleville/Thurlow

Krista McConnell and Sean Monteith
Krista McConnell was sworn in as the new trustee for Belleville/Thurlow this afternoon by Sean Monteith, Director of Education.

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.

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Kerry Donnell, Communications Manager, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 62354, [email protected]

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