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Message from the Board Chair
Message from the Board Chair
September 5, 2017
 
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to offer a warm welcome to all of our new and returning students, families and staff members as we begin the new school year.
 
We are starting the 2017-2018 school year with a sense of optimism and look forward to working together with staff, students, families and community partners to continue advancing student achievement and well-being.
 
Now more than ever, with the global and local events we have witnessed in recent months, we must hold ourselves to a high standard to set examples in our schools and communities. We must stand in solidarity and show that there is no room for hate, prejudice or intolerance. Our efforts will remain focused on ensuring our schools provide learning environments that are safe, welcoming and inclusive.
 
As the voice of the community, trustees have had a busy summer continuing to implement the Minister’s Directions. Most recently, this has included welcoming our new Human Rights Commissioner and beginning the process for selecting a new Director of Education. Community input is an important part of the selection process and I encourage everyone to share their thoughts through the survey - available online and in hard copy in 12 languages. We will continue to represent your interests and keep you updated as this work progresses.
 
There are so many ways our students, parents, families and our community partners support student learning and contribute to our school communities. As a Board of Trustees, we are committed to working with staff members, students, families and communities to provide opportunities and environments that enable our students to learn and succeed.
 
For your information, this letter is being shared with families this week.
 
I wish you all a great start to the 2017-2018 school year.
 
Sincerely,

Loralea Carruthers
Board Chair
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