School board chairs chosen for districts

The school board chairs have been chosen for Red Deer Public School District and Chinook’s Edge School Division.

The school board chairs have been chosen for Red Deer Public School District and Chinook’s Edge School Division.

Bev Manning was selected as chair for Red Deer Public. It will be the first time as chair for Manning, who is in her seventh term as trustee.

She previously served six years as vice-chair.

“It’s feels great to have the support of the board. I’m excited about the new year and the work we have ahead of us,” Manning said.

Cathy Peacocke, who was first elected to the board in 2007, was voted in as vice-chair.

For Chinook’s Edge, Colleen Butler, the trustee for Delburne/Elnora, was re-elected board chair at the recent organizational meeting.

Butler has been serving as chair since she was first chosen for the position in 2010.

“Colleen is very well respected throughout the school division. On every level she’s a strong leader who supports a consistent direction that doesn’t change because of a shiny fish hook,” said superintendent Kurt Sacher. “She’s set the organization up to do high quality work in a very thoughtful and methodical direction.”

Ron Fisher was elected once again as vice-chair. The Sundre trustee has also been in that role since 2010.

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools trustees will select their board chair on Tuesday.

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