New chair, vice-chair elected to Catholic board for students in Milton, Burlington, Oakville

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Published December 8, 2021 at 2:50 pm

The Halton Catholic District School Board elected a new chair and vice-chair at last night’s regular board meeting.

Marvin Duarte, a Milton Trustee was elected as the new chair, and Brenda Agnew, a Burlington trustee, was elected as the new vice-chair.

The term for the Chair and Vice-Chair is for a period of one year, commencing the first Board Meeting in December.

Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election. The next election is scheduled for October, 2022.

The HCDSB is allocated a maximum of nine trustees and they represent ‘at large’ across each of the municipalities in Halton – Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville.

Trustees meet on the first and third Tuesday of each month to discuss matters related to student achievement. They serve as ambassadors to local school communities and are accountable for the decisions made by the Board.

“I am grateful to my fellow trustees for placing their trust in me as chair for the next term,” said Duarte. “I look forward to continuing to serve and support our HCDSB community, and will work hard to instill confidence in our board and faith in Catholic education.”

Agnew also thanked her fellow trustees for their support.

“I look forward to supporting the chair in this role, and I vow every decision I make will continue to be in the best interest of student achievement and well-being.”

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