Sudbury Catholic District School Board
December 07, 2005

SCDSB Elects Chair and Vice-Chair For 2005-06

The Sudbury Catholic District School Board held elections for the positions of chair and vice-chair at the regular meeting of the board at the Catholic Education Centre on December 6, 2005. Paula Peroni, a longtime Trustee with the Board was acclaimed during the meeting and returns as Board Chair for the second consecutive year.

Mrs. Peroni served as Chair of the Board on three previous occasions in 2000, 2001 and 2004 and is currently an executive member of the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) and the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association (CCSTA). In claiming her role as chair, Peroni is looking forward to the guiding the Sudbury Catholic District School Board through many of the challenges that lay ahead.

“With labour peace in our schools guaranteed for at least the next three years, now is the time for the provincial government to address the shortcomings inherent in the education formula,” stated Peroni. “I along with my fellow Trustees, colleagues at the Ontario Catholic Schools Trustees Association and representatives from all School Boards in Ontario will be pressuring this government to increase the funding benchmarks for salaries and benefits over the next year. The implementation of a coordinated model of care and service for children with special needs is also a matter that deserves a great deal of attention,” concluded Peroni.

Barry MacDonald, having been elected as a Trustee with the Sudbury Catholic Board in December 2004 was also acclaimed and returns for a second year in the position of Vice-Chair. “I would like to thank my fellow Trustees for their vote of confidence in granting me the opportunity to become vice-chair for a second term,” stated MacDonald. “I would also like to congratulate Paula Peroni on returning to her position as Chair of the Sudbury Catholic District School Board. The Board has experienced excellent leadership under Trustee Peroni’s tutelage and I look forward to working with her, my fellow trustees and Board administration in continuing to deliver quality Catholic education for our students.”

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