Brockville – Trustees expressed continued confidence in the leadership of the Board of Trustees at its organizational meeting held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
Chair Jeff McMillan was acclaimed for the 2017-18 term. McMillan, who has served as chair since December 2014, said he was gratified by the acclamation and the trust Board members have expressed in his leadership.
“I have worked very hard on your behalf to represent this position with integrity and I will continue to do so,” McMillan said. “Thank you very much for your support. It means a lot to me.”
The Board also acclaimed 1st Vice-Chair Caroll Carkner, and elected incumbent 2nd Vice-Chair David McDonald to the position for another year. McMillan and Carkner have been in their current roles since December 2014. McDonald has served in his current role as 2nd vice-chair since December 2010, and previously served in the position from December 2006 to December 2008.
The Board of Trustees governs the UCDSB and is the link between the community and the school board. Trustees’ responsibilities include:
• Setting UCDSB policy;
• Governing the curriculum and overseeing budget management;
• Communication of policy with key UCDSB stakeholders, including parents and community members; and
• Advocating for stakeholders.