SE Cornerstone chair, vice-chair to continue in 2020-21

Audrey Trombley and Carol Flynn were acclaimed as Chair and Vice-Chair respectively, each for a one-year term, during the organizational meeting of the South East Cornerstone Public School Division Board of Education held on Wednesday at the school division’s head office in Weyburn. Both individuals have served continuously in their respective roles since November of 2014 and have been members of the SECPSD Board since amalgamation in 2005.

Trombley expressed her pleasure and enthusiasm in continuing in the role of Board Chair for SECPSD, stating, “I am pleased to accept the position as Chairperson for the Board of Education. Our board members are committed to serving our staff, students, parents and communities and I look forward to my continued work with them to ensure their voices are heard at the board table.”

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In relation to the issues around the pandemic, Trombley said, “As a result of the actions required to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the plan for education for the next five, 10 or 15 years was paused for the current school year; however, the work is continuing on developing the provincial plan and the plan will be implemented in the next school year. Our immediate focus is on following the guidance of the provincial Chief Medical Officer to provide a safe environment for face-to-face learning for our students. I will continue to work with the Board and our Director of Education to provide the governance required to achieve the mission, vision and goals of the school division.”

Further, she said, “I appreciate the support I have received from the Board and thank them for their continued confidence in my leadership.”

The annual election of Chair and Vice-Chair occurs at the school division’s public organizational meeting held each November.

The board of trustees also includes the following: Carol Flynn, subdivision 1; Jim Vermeersch, sub. 2; Jim Henderson, sub. 3; Tami Scott, sub. 4; Audrey Trombley, sub. 5; Jennifer Wilkinson, sub. 6; Kevin Keating and Eric McCrimmon, City of Estevan; Melanie Sorensen and Norma Hewitt-Lendrum, City of Weyburn.