Heather Hannaford, who has served on the Peace River North School District board for about two and half decades, has been elected chair for third time.
Noting the annual trustee vote for chairperson reflects, what she calls a board belief in shared leadership, she says that’s key to working well together.
As for what lies ahead for District 60 this coming year, she noted first, there are always financial challenges and then talked about configuration…
The new chair also has some thoughts on student achievement, noting that province wide it has kind of reached a plateau.
Hannaford adds there was conference confirmation this past weekend from Education Minister Margaret MacDiarmid, that provincial policy announcement’s will be on hold during the Liberal leadership campaign.
However, the local District is confident, that especially when it comes to some of it’s ground breaking initiatives, it has the support of the Ministry, and that will continue regardless of whom becomes Education Minister under the new Premier.