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New chair and vice chair appointments for School District 73

School District 73 announced in a press release their new chair and vice-chair on Nov. 9, as nominees Heather Grieve and Meghan Wade were both acclaimed chair and vice-chair of the Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education. The appointments were made during the mid-term inaugural board meeting held on Nov. 8.

Grieve, who represents Kamloops and is the new chair, is serving her first term as a trustee. She was nominated by former board chair Rhonda Kershaw. The new board chair has also served on the Education Committee of the Whole, Student Advisory Committee, Human Resources Committee and the KTTA Joint Labour Committee.

Heather Grieve was acclaimed chair of the Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education (SD73) during the mid-term Inaugural Board Meeting held Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (SD73 photo)

“Thank you to our Board of Education for supporting me as your new chair,” said Grieve in press release. “I look forward to meeting the needs of our community, students, parents and staff. As chair, I will offer leadership to move forward with our board’s priorities in excellence and equity for every student in rural and urban communities.”

Returning as vice-chair, Wade is serving her fourth term as a trustee. She was nominated by Grieve.

“Heather (Grieve) has a keen sense of humour and intellect, and we have a very positive working relationship,” said Superintendent Rhonda Nixon. “I look forward to working with Chair Grieve to bring about the best outcomes for students and staff in our district.”

Meghan Wade was acclaimed vice-chair of the Kamloops-Thompson Board of Education (SD73) during the mid-term Inaugural Board Meeting held Monday, Nov. 8, 2021. (SD73 photo)

John O’Fee will remain as SD73 representative on the provincial council of the BC School Trustees Association and Cara McKelvey, who was nominated by Wade, was acclaimed as the Board representative for the BC Public Sector Employers’ Association.

The nine trustees will serve until the next general local election which takes place on the third Saturday in October ever four years. The next election is Oct. 15, 2022.



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