On Sept. 20 at noon, nominations closed for all six of the wards in Clearview Public Schools for the seven trustee positions.
“Showcasing the confidence our communities and families have in their trustees, all seven positions were determined by acclamation as all nominations were unopposed,” noted a release.
“I’m very proud of the work done by our Board over the past four years, and looking forward to having this strength continue with a slight change. Trustee Ken Checkel, who has held many positions in the Board over his 23 years as a trustee, including as Board Chair, is retiring,” said Guy Neitz, board chair.
“So we are welcoming and excited to meet a new trustee to the Board this year: Shauna-lee Thomas. Congratulations to all our trustees, and we wish Ken all the best.”
“As an elected member, a trustee must balance the responsibilities and relationships inherent in their role by establishing the strategic plan and budget for Clearview as well as participate in decision-making processes and the appeal processes. Trustees also participate and communicate on committees of the Board or as Board representatives, and communicate the Board’s decisions to communities such as attending school council meetings.”
The organizational meeting to officially affirm the nominated trustees is scheduled to be held Oct. 6.
The nominated candidates, all in by acclamation, are as follows:
– Ward 1 Erskine, Erskine North area, and Donalda & area – Neitz, Guy Parry Neitz (incumbent)
– Ward 2 Big Valley and area, as well as Erskine South area – Kimberley Smyth (incumbent)
– Ward 3 Town of Stettler (2) – Greg Hayden (incumbent) and Becky Scott (incumbent)
– Ward 4 Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor and areas, as well as Halkirk and Halkirk West area John Schofer (incumbent)
– Ward 5 Castor and area, as well as Halkirk East area – Erika Grice (incumbent)
– Ward 6 Coronation, Brownfield and areas – Shauna-lee Thomas