HPSD Taking Nominations for Board Trustee Seat

HIGH PRAIRIE — The High Prairie School Division board of trustees is now taking nominations for someone to take over an empty seat.

Eligible candidates can pick up a nomination form at the Division’s Learning Support Center all the way up until the nomination day, which is currently set for May 6th. Eligible candidates must live in the ward that the election is being held in, 18 years of age, a Canadian citizen, and have lived in Alberta for the last 6 months preceding the election. Employees of the school division will not be eligible.

“Trustees are governors so, as a result, they have oversight over the management of High Prairie School Division. [Trustees] are also responsible for ensuring that, at the end of the day, education is delivered to our students in an effective and equitable way across the division regardless of where a student lives,” describes Jody Frowley, Assistant Secretary Treasurer at HPSD.

The byelection for the new trustee will take place on June 17th.

The new trustee will take over Tammy Henkel’s seat as she officially left the position on April 18th.

Henkel has been with the board since 2010 and has chaired the board for the last 4 years. She becomes the second leader of the board to resign since last fall.

— Preston Hodgkinson, Trending 55 News

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