School Board Chair and other appointments made

At School District 52’s December school board meeting, many of the newly elected trustees were appointed to positions.

At School District 52’s December school board meeting, many of the newly elected trustees were appointed to positions that they will be responsible for during their time in office.

The recently-elected board consists of trustees Tina Last, Barb Gurber, Bart Kunts, Marty Bowles, Louisa Sanchez, and Terri-Lynn Huddlestone for the city area, with Janet Beil being re-elected by acclamation in the rural area. Trustees declared their Oath of Office on Tuesday, December 6.

A week later, on Tuesday, December 13, trustee Tina Last was re-elected to the position of Board Chair by acclamation. Last has held this position for quite some time, with this year being her seventh as Chair. Trustee Bart Kuntz was also re-elected as Vice-Chair, a position he previously held last term. This will be Kuntz third term as a trustee.

New trustee Marty Bowles, who was previously a teacher and coach in School District 52, was elected for the British Columbia School Trustee Association (or BCSTA) Provincial Council Member, with trustee Beil being elected as the positions alternate member.

The board elected trustee Louisa Sanchez, who is a retired teacher from the district, as the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (or BCPSEA) council member, and trustee Terri-Lynn Huddlestone as the council alternate.

Board Chair Tina Last will announce appointments of trustees to schools and other committees shortly.