Trustees for the Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) re-elected Randy Campbell as Chair and Derek Robertson as Vice-Chair of the Board during the Annual Organization Board Meeting held on December 7, 2021.
Campbell has served as a school board trustee since 2006 and was elected as Board Chair in 2020-2021. He previously was named Vice-Chair in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020, after serving on various Board committees. Robertson was elected to the LKDSB in 2018 and was elected Vice-Chair of the Board in 2020-2021. He has served on the Audit Committee, Negotiations Committee and Special Education Advisory Committee.
Campbell expressed appreciation for the efforts of LKDSB administration and system leaders, as well as educators, education workers and student transportation in supporting students and the safe operation of schools. He also thanked parents/guardians, local health officials and students for working together to support a continuity of learning when faced with a changing landscape during the past year.
“I appreciate the support of the Board and I look forward to continuing to lead the Board of Trustees as Chair,” said Campbell. “As we continue to be challenged by the pandemic, we will ensure that the best interests of students, staff and parents/guardians are at the forefront of our decision-making.”
“I am pleased to be re-elected as Vice-Chair of the Board,” said Vice-Chair Robertson. “I look forward to continuing the work of supporting the Board’s Mission, Vision and Strategic Priorities, as well as collectively making the best decisions for the Board’s current and future needs through effective governance that prioritizes student achievement and well-being.”
“Congratulations to Chair Randy Campbell and Vice-Chair Derek Robertson as they continue their leadership of the Board of Trustees,” said John Howitt, Director of Education. “Under the direction of the Board, we will continue to focus on supporting the safe operation of schools and ensuring that all students reach their full academic potential.”