The Lambton Kent District School Board (LKDSB) approved the election of three Student Trustees, including the first Indigenous Student Trustee, to serve on the Board for the 2018-2019 school year at the April 24 Board Meeting.
The Student Senate met at Wallaceburg District Secondary School on April 23, 2018 to elect the three Student Trustees. The election was conducted in accordance with the Board's Student Trustees and Student Senate policies, regulations and administrative procedures.
Autumn Bressette of Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute was elected to the position of Indigenous Student Trustee. Rihana Kukkadi of John McGregor Secondary School and Alexandra Graham of Lambton Central Collegiate & Vocational Institute were elected to the positions of Student Trustee.
At the January 17, 2018 Board Meeting, LKDSB Trustees unanimously approved the appointment of an Indigenous Student Trustee position beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. The LKDSB currently has two student trustees serving as members of the Board.
"It is important to have a diversity of student voices represented on the Board of Trustees in order to ensure all students' perspectives and ideas are reflected in Board decisions," said LKDSB Chair Elizabeth Hudie. "Additionally, we are excited to welcome the LKDSB's first Indigenous Student Trustee, as this position will further support the engagement of Indigenous students in Board governance."
For additional information contact:
Elizabeth Hudie, Chair of the Board, 519-542-0939
Jim Costello, Director of Education, 519-336-1500, Ext 31297
For reference information contact:
Heather Hughes, Public Relations Officer, 519-336-1500, Ext. 31262
April 26, 2018