The Board of Trustees of District School Board Ontario North East has formally accepted the resignation of Wayne Major (representative for Hearst and Kapuskasing) effective September 18, 2017.
Major was first elected in 2011, and has served 7 years of an 8 year term.
“Since my wife and I retired, we’ve chosen to move closer to family,” said Major. “Sadly, that means we leave the territory served by this Board. As per Ministry of Education regulations, I cannot retain my position as trustee if I don’t live within this area.”
“We want to congratulate Mr. Major for all of his contributions to the Board,” said Board Chair Doug Shearer. “He’s been a very valuable member for a long time, and he certainly will be missed.”
During the summer, the Board plans to advertise in the Kapuskasing and Hearst area to see what interest people have in becoming a trustee for a short period of time. The Board will receive and assess applications, conduct interviews if necessary, then appoint a candidate for the remainder of the current Board’s term.
“It’s been a great honour to serve the Kapuskasing-Hearst region”, added Major. “I would employ residents in that area who are interested in education, to present themselves. They will truly enjoy the opportunity.”
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FILE PHOTO: Trustee Wayne Major (Hearst and Kapuskasing).