Wilson Brown acclaimed school trustee for Old Massett

  • Tue Oct 13th, 2015 2:00pm
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By Stacey MarpleHaida Gwaii ObserverThe School Board for SD50 met for the first time in the new school year last week in Sandspit.Duncan White, chief election officer for the school district, led the meeting off by presenting the board with a new trustee for Old Massett, Wilson Brown. The original call for candidates resulted in no valid nominations being received by the 4 p.m. deadline on August 14. Despite several advertisement being placed in the Observer and a courtesy advertisement in the Old Massett Village newsletter and on the School District 50 website. Mr. White was forced to extend the nomination process for another three days. As a result, one nomination was received by the final deadline of August 17, there was no need for an actual election and Mr. Brown was elected by acclamation. Travel ScheduleThe School board has approved the Trustee travel schedule for the 2015-16 school year. Trustees will attend the Northwest Branch meeting in September and a Liaison Meeting with Ministry and B.C. Public Schools Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) Labour and BCSTA Provincial Council in October. There will be a BC school Trustees’ Association (BCSTA) Academy in November with the new year bringing the BCPSEA AGM in January. The trustees will have a chance to take part in the BCSTA Provincial Council meeting in February. The last of the scheduled meetings is planned to wrap up in April with the BCSTA’s Annual General meeting. The date for the First Nations Education Steering Committee Conference had yet to be announced.