The province's newest school board trustees will soon get to prove they can work together with the first English Language School Board meeting scheduled for the end of January.
Fred Osborne, the new board's chair, said the trustees don't have an agenda set yet for the monthly meeting but will get together before then.
"We'll be working on that agenda and that will come out of that meeting of the whole that is coming up soon," he said.
When the trustees get together on Jan. 29 it will be the first time a board of trustees representing schools in eastern P.E.I. have held a monthly meeting in more than two years.
Former education minister Doug Currie disbanded the board in February 2011 after what he said was an inability by the trustees to work together.
He appointed Patsy MacLean as the sole trustee in their place.
When the government amalgamated the province's two English language boards into one last year MacLean stayed on to represent the eastern part of the province and Gary Doucette filled that role in the west.
Traditionally school board meetings were held at one of the schools in each district, but the new board is holding its first meeting at the Stratford town hall where the English Language School Board's eastern office is located.
Osborne said the trustees have to travel from all over the province and they decided to have their first meeting in Stratford for logistical reasons.
"It's a whole new scenario for trustees from one end of the Island to the other," he said.
Although they haven't had any official meetings yet, Osborne said all of the trustees seem to have a positive attitude.
"That is a very healthy starting point."
The monthly meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public.