Student trustee named to public board

A student trustee will be sworn in during tonight’s regular monthly meeting of the Rainy River District School Board, which gets underway at 7 p.m. in the boardroom here.
Atikokan High School student Adam Fraser will take the oath to be a student trustee on the board for the 2003-04 school year.
Also tonight, the board will hear a presentation from Superintendent of Education Terry Ellwood on World Teachers’ Day and the importance of quality teachers.
World Teachers’ Day officially was celebrated Sunday.
Other items on the agenda are three motions from the board’s finance committee regarding an atrisk reserve, transfer of at-risk funds, and revenue from aged deferred revenue.
There also will be a report from trustee Ron McAlister on the two anti-bullying symposiums held last month in Atikokan and Fort Frances for invited guests.
The symposiums were held to unveil the board’s new anti-bullying curriculum to interested parties and kick-start the curriculum implementation.
The board also will consider approval of a policy on harassment to be presented for stakeholder consultation.
Those wishing to review and comment will have until Oct. 24 to do so.
Meanwhile, Education Director Warren Hoshizaki will present his annual report for 2002-03. An updated personnel report will be tabled, along with an update on the J.W. Walker School expansion, the Students At Risk Action Plan, and School Improvement Plan Highlights.
A motion to set Saturday, Nov. 1 as an advance poll day for the upcoming trustee election also will be brought forward at tonight’s meeting.
If passed, the advanced poll will be for the unorganized areas directly north and east of Fort Frances, including Watten, Halkirk, and Fairnington.
It will be held at board office in Fort Frances (next to Robert Moore School) from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Longtime trustees Dan Belluz and Gord McBride are running against challenger Linda Wall for the two Fort Frances seats on the board.