Project positive, say students

Project Heavy Duty was the focus of the school board's pre-meeting delegation this month.

Heavy Duty presentation

Scott Stewart, principal of Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS), gave a presentation to the SD51 board at the board meeting on Dec. 10 regarding the recent Project Heavy Duty.

The project featured five GFSS students and six from Boundary Central Secondary School (BCSS) students. The 11 spent one day of training and two days of onsite construction or forestry.

Stewart said the feedback received from students was very positive.

Student Travis Van Camp was on hand and stated that he enjoyed the experience and would like to make a career of it.

“The board, for a long time, has supported stuff at both of our high schools in trying to get different types of trades opportunity in the schools for the students,” said Teresa Rezansoff, board chair for SD61.

Rezansoff reelected chair

At the board meeting for SD51 on Dec. 10, the board held their annual election.

Teresa Rezansoff was unanimously re-elected board chair and Cathy Riddle was re-elected vice-chair.

For Rezansoff, a Grand Forks’ resident, it’s her tenth year as board chair and sixth consecutive. She is pleased to return and she says there are still lots for the board to get done.

“We’re two thirds of our way through our term,” said Rezansoff. “I think we’ve got some great things in place. We have a new senior administration team. The majority of our principles are in new schools. There’s lot of new energy that’s been generated by people taking on new challenges and looking for new opportunities. Representatives named

Cindy Strukoff was elected BCSTA provincial councilor and BCPSEA representative/ BCSTA bargaining council representative.

Ken Harshenin was named as the trustee representative to the Okanagan Labour Relations Council.

 

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