Catholic board to meet in Dryden


With the municipal election slated next month, the Northwest Catholic District School Board will be making appointments to the compliance audit committee at its board meeting tomorrow morning in Dryden.
As per the Municipal Election Act, school boards are required to appoint a compliance audit committee that will last for both the Oct. 25 election and also be in place for any by-elections that may occur during the four-year term.
The committee will oversee the compliance auditing process if an elector files a complaint against a candidate.
The board is looking to appoint Dean Carrie, Laura Mills, and Erica Bailey, who are senior business officials at the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board, Rainy River District School Board, and Kenora Catholic District School Board, respectively.
Meanwhile, each of those boards have appointed, or will be appointing, the Catholic board’s superintendent of business, Chris Howarth, to serve on their audit committees—part of an agreement between the boards which also will be approved at tomorrow’s meeting.
Under this arrangement, each board will have the other boards’ staff form the compliance committee should a complaint be filed.
Also on the agenda for tomorrow’s meeting, which gets underway at 9:30 a.m. at the board office in Dryden (75 Van Horne Ave., Suite B), is an introduction and welcome to St. Joseph’s School by principal Mark Lugli, as well as a presentation on Smart boards by Michael Nerino.
As part of this month’s Recognition of Excellence, the Catholic board will have a review of the staff recognition awards ceremony, which is slated to take place later that evening in Dryden.
Now in its second year, the ceremony recognizes board staff and trustee for their years of service, on their retirement, as well as presenting the “Distinguished Catholic Leader Award.”