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Board Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed

August 23, 2017

District School Board Ontario North East is proud to announce the acclamation of Doug Shearer as Chair of the Board, and Bob Brush as Vice-Chair. Elections were held during the Board of Trustees annual inaugural meeting on December 6th. Both Shearer and Brush were the sole nominees for each position. Shearer is the trustee for Haileybury, Cobalt-Coleman Township and Temagami. Bob Brush represents the Timmins area.

"I certainly appreciate the continued confidence of my fellow trustees," commented Doug Shearer. "We are in for a very challenging year. Replacing a longtime Director of Education is not an easy task, and we have many ongoing issues with the Board. I look forward to a successful year, but a very busy year."

"Thank you very much for all of your support," commented Bob Brush. "I’ve enjoyed working closely with Mr. Shearer and Mrs. Knight very much. We have some challenges ahead of us as a Board. So I think it is import that we have your confidence for this next year. We’ll see a lot of things carried through for the betterment of our students."

"I would like to congratulate both Bob and Doug on their acclamations," added Director of Education, Linda Knight. "I look forward to continued work with them in my remaining time with the Board."

To read the original media release:

Board Chair and Vice-Chair Acclaimed - December 7, 2016.pdf

PHOTO: Board Vice-Chair Bob Brush with Board Chair Doug Shearer