Wade ousts Harper as School Board Chair

By Doug Collins
December 13, 2016 - 6:44am Updated: December 13, 2016 - 12:23pm

KAMLOOPS — A new face at the helm of the Board of School District 73 for the next year.

At their inaugural meeting last night, Trustees elected 9-year trustee Meghan Wade to succeed veteran Denise Harper as Chair. Harper, who has led the board for the past five years,and was chair for a previoius two-year term, said she had indications yesterday that a challenge may be mounted for the Chair.

She said she was surprised because she was planning to leave the Chair at the end of next year. She says she has loved the opportunity to serve the District.

Wade's challenges won't be long in coming. The Board, as will all Boards in the province, have to deal with the fallout of the Supreme Court decision to allow teachers to regain their right to bargain class size and composition, which is expected to have a major impact on the education system. 

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