The Board of Trustees for the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) held their annual organizational meeting on December 1. Trustee John McAllister was elected to chair of the board for the 2021-22 school year, and Trustee Donald Cram was made vice-chair.
Both men have served on the board for many years. McAllister, a retired teacher and former municipal councillor, is serving his third consecutive term after being elected as a trustee in 2010. Cram is trustee for Ward 1, which represents Mississippi Mills, Beckwith Township, and Carleton Place, and is serving his second term after being elected in 2014. This is his first time as vice-chair.
McAllister thanked the other trustees for their support and is looking forward to leading the board into the next municipal election, which also elects the next slate of board trustees. The election will take place in October 2022.
“This is not about me but rather, the main focus is about the students, their well-being and their achievement,” said McAllister. “We are doing this in an open, transparent and collaborative manner, and we will demonstrate that the UCDSB community is a champion of these goals.”