Kamloops-Thompson school board chair, vice-chair acclaimed

Both trustees were acclaimed at a meeting earlier this month after having filled the roles when previous chair Kathleen Karpuk stepped down in the summer for work-related reasons.

Rhonda Kershaw and Meghan Wade have had the interim tags removed from their positions as Kamloops-Thompson school board chair and vice-chair.

Both trustees were acclaimed at a meeting earlier this month after having filled the roles when previous chair Kathleen Karpuk stepped down in the summer for work-related reasons.

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Kershaw, who had been the previous vice-chair, left that seat vacant and Wade, who has chaired the board previously, stepped into the second-in-command position.

"Thank you to our fellow trustees for their vote of confidence in the work and effort we have put in over the past three months. Last month this board created its path forward always with a focus on what is best for students. Working together, we will focus on the future of our schools, advocacy and strong policy governance all in the context of leading learning during a global pandemic,” Kershaw and Wade said in a joint statement. 

Kershaw is serving her third term as a trustee. Representing Barriere, she was nominated by trustee Shelley Sim. Kershaw has served on the audit committee, the education committee of the whole, human resources (BCPSEA) and District Parents Advisory Council. 

Wade was acclaimed following a nomination by trustee Joseph Small. Wade is in her fourth term as a trustee.
Trustee John O’Fee, nominated by Karpuk, was acclaimed as the board’s representative on the provincial council of the BC School Trustees Association, while trustee Heather Grieve, nominated by Wade, was acclaimed as the board representative for the BC Public Sector Employers’ Association.

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