Patricia Baker, School District 27 trustee for Zone 3 (District of 100 Mile House) resigned from the board effective Sept. 1.
Secretary-Treasurer Bonnie Roller advised the board of Baker’s decision on Sept. 11.
She says the board wishes Baker great success and that a by-election in Zone 3 will be called shortly.
In her letter to Roller, Baker advised that she had accepted employment in another province and therefore would no longer be available to serve on the SD 27 board.
“Serving as trustee has been a valuable experience that has enhanced my understanding of politics, my appreciation of the complexity of public education and above all has allowed me to be part of one of the most exciting and interesting groups of individuals I am sure I will ever have the pleasure to meet,” Baker said in her letter.
“Although I will miss being involved, I know that this board will continue to strive to provide the best education for each and every child within the district, will honour teachers, value diversity and respect the Cariboo-Chilcotin lifestyle.”
Regarding trustee representation, Chair Will Van Osch said: “Although the board will miss Ms. Baker’s valuable input and experience, I would like to remind the community that all trustees are available to the public to hear any ideas and concerns, no matter from which zone they were elected.
“Trustee Guenther and I, elected in neighbouring zones, have committed to making ourselves available to the community during this time that the Zone 3 trusteeship is vacant.”