The Ottawa Catholic School Board of Trustees has appointed Joanne MacEwan as the trustee for Zone 5 – Beacon-Hill-Cyrville/Innes. Mrs. MacEwan has long experience in the community as the Co-Chair of the Catholic School Parents’ Association and the Chair of the Board’s Parent Involvement Committee. Joanne has a long history of commitment to Catholic education in Ottawa and Ontario. She was chosen from a field of eight (8) qualified candidates who were interviewed at a public meeting on June 27.
Photo (from left to right): Director of Education Julian Hanlon; Board Chairperson Mark D. Mullan; New Zone 5 Trustee Joanne MacEwan; Justice of the Peace, Paulina Brecher; and Board Vice-chairperson, Ted Hurley.
“We are pleased to have Joanne MacEwan join the Board after the sad and sudden loss of Trustee Sheskay. We look forward to working with her. She brings a wealth of experience to the Board with a strong background building partnerships and developing networks between parents, administration and the community,” said Chairperson Mark Mullan.
Trustees are members of the school board. They provide an important link between local communities and the school board, bringing the issues and concerns of their constituents to board discussions and decision making. The Ottawa Catholic School Board invited individuals qualified to serve as a School Board Trustee to submit their application. According to the Education Act of Ontario, the Board has 90 days to appoint a new trustee to fill the vacant position.
In order to be eligible, candidates must be:
A person is not qualified to act as a member of a district school board if the person is:
Application deadline: Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 am. The application deadline has passed. Completed Application Packages (including both forms listed below) will be posted on this website once the candidates' qualifications have been verified.
Completed Application Packages were submitted in hard copy format to:
Mark D. Mullan, Chairperson
Ottawa Catholic School Board
Catholic Education Centre
570 West Hunt Club Road
Nepean, ON, K2G 3R4
For more information, please contact Board Services at 613-224-4455 ext 2325.