CBE Board of Trustees Explores Options for a Byelection

Oct. 28, 2014

On Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, Sheila Taylor resigned from her position as a CBE trustee.

Since that time the CBE Board of Trustees has been examining options to address the vacant trustee seat on the Board.

At the Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 CBE Board of Trustees’ meeting Chair Joy Bowen-Eyre provided the following statement:

“I would like to provide you with some updated information the Board of Trustees will consider as it moves forward to address the vacant trustee seat on the Board.

Trustees are continuing to investigate the issue of a byelection.

The Board of Trustees must make the decision regarding whether to hold a byelection to fill the vacancy, or whether to operate as a six-member board until the next general election.

The Board of Trustees cannot appoint members to the board – to fill the vacancy would require a byelection.

The Board has corresponded with all school councils and principals in Wards 11 and 13 to encourage them to contact the Board of Trustees at any time should they have any questions.

We are advised by the returning officer that the earliest possible date an election could be called is for late February. The timing of a byelection is obviously an important consideration.

We continue to seek confirmation about costs and logistical issues, as well as seeking input from the public. Trustees need to be certain about these aspects.

We believe that a truly informed decision will be in the best interests of all of our students. We will move forward as quickly as possible on this.”