Province appoints new school trustees

Ryan Ross
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Education Minister Alan McIsaac

The provincial government has taken the next step in combining its English language school boards with the appointment of 12 new trustees.

Education Minister Alan McIsaac called the appointment a big step in the process of combining the boards.

“We’re very pleased with the 12 who have agreed to come on board for this interim period,” he said.

In April the government introduced legislation to delay school board elections in the new English Language School Board until May 2014.

The province put out a call for applications for the new trustees this summer and 67 people applied for the positions.

Until the new board takes over Jan. 1, Patsy MacLean and Gary Doucette will act as interim trustees.

Doucette is also one of the trustees appointed to the new board.


More details to come…


The new English Language School Board appointed trustees:

Fred Osbourne (Board chair)

Lori St. Onge

Jason Doiron

Gary Doucette

Cindy McCardle

Colleen Parker

Jeff Chapman

Kent Nicholson

June Jenkins Sanderson

Linda Lowther

David Mitchell

Margaret Morrison


Organizations: English Language School Board

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Recent comments

  • It will be what it will be
    September 15, 2012 - 20:27

    Torys and Liberals both appointed.........all will be told what to do.... school boards should be elected.....not appointed! Typical of this government.....and shane on those former educators for allowing themselves to be railroaded....guess the per diem allowance speaks?

  • alfredd
    September 15, 2012 - 10:54

    So the selection committee was the Minister of Education, the Premier and some staff, --- why bother with staff, - what do they know about who is liberal ---- . In any event we all knew it would come down to this, a bunch of unelected liberal puppets.--- No let up in the arrogance of this government.

  • Stewart
    September 15, 2012 - 01:09

    I know Linda Lowther personally through her business and I somehow doubt she was ever a president for Ron Mackinley. But nice try to stir up some silly political crap. Some people's children!!!

  • bye the way
    September 14, 2012 - 18:49

    Why didn't they combine all three boards...and call it the Prince Edward Island School Board...Education is Education.

  • Linda Lowther
    September 14, 2012 - 16:51

    Can someone tell me if Linda Lowther was the Liberal District President for Ronnie Mckinley?

  • Peter Llewellyn
    September 14, 2012 - 16:33

    excellent --- a new start . can we get some background from the trustees and some of their thoughts ? Also where they live and contact numbers . Big job ahead , good luck

  • Joe public
    September 14, 2012 - 15:35

    Politics up the ying yang again..............where is the impariality??This Govt is getting worse............I would love to see aGreen or anNDP......even a can't do that ...always always politics.......

  • g staples
    September 14, 2012 - 13:48

    See a few card carrying liberal names in there

    • Michal James
      September 14, 2012 - 15:07

      See a few card carrying Conservatives names in there - who cares get a life

    • Ed Gallant
      September 15, 2012 - 18:05

      Stop using Garth's name. We know this isn't Garth. The comment isn't acerbic enough to be Garth. He never signs in as G Staples.

  • don
    September 14, 2012 - 13:24

    how many of theses School Board appointed trustees from ch'town ? and how many are liberals ? so really what they done is stacked the board.