SCDSB Update 5 – November 21, 2022

SCDSB Update 5 – November 21, 2022
Posted on 11/22/2022
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board’s (SCDSB) Inaugural Board Meeting held Monday, November 21, 2022. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at

Director of Education, John Dance, welcomed trustees and special guests to the Inaugural Meeting of the Board.

Returns of the Clerks
Director Dance affirmed the certification of the election of trustees by the municipal clerks.

Declaration, Oath (Affirmation) and Code of Conduct
After trustees recited and signed the Declaration and Oath as well as the Trustee Code of Conduct, Director Dance declared the Board of Trustees legally constituted.
Photo of 2022-26 Board of Trustees
Pictured left to right – back row: Trustee Rafeek, Trustee Wilson, Trustee Talbot, Trustee Grummett, Trustee Connors, Trustee Foley, Trustee Strachan, and Trustee Beitz

Pictured left to right – front row: Trustee Harrigan, Trustee Lloyd, Trustee Powell, Trustee Armstrong

Election of Board Chairperson
Trustee Jodi Lloyd representing the City of Orillia, Township of Ramara and Township of Severn was acclaimed to the position of Chairperson of the SCDSB. 

Election of Board Vice-chairperson
Trustee Brandy Rafeek, representing Adjala-Tosorontio, Clearview Township, Canadian Forces Base Borden and Essa Township, was declared Vice-chairperson of the SCDSB. 

Election of Third Member of Selection Committee
Trustees approved the following motion:

That Trustee Lisa-Marie Wilson be elected as the third member of the selection committee, as stipulated in Article II, Item 2.5 of Inaugural Meeting (in Election Year) of the Board By-laws, as set out in Report No. 6, Election of Third Member of the Selection Committee, dated November 21, 2022.

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Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
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