Three members previously represented Queens County.
The new school board will comprise six electoral districts, and two members at large.
The option approved by the UARB is outlined in full on the SSRSB website. It includes:
African Nova Scotian Representation;
First Nations’ Representation;
Electoral District 1 - the Region of Queens, including Maitland Bridge;
Electoral District 2 - Districts 5, 6, 7 and 9 in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg;
Electoral District 3 - Town of Bridgewater;
Electoral District 4 - Districts 2, 8, 10, 11, and 12 in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg;
Electoral District 5 - Districts 1, 3 and 4 in the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg, the Town of Lunenburg and the Town of Mahone Bay;
Electoral District 6 - the Municipality of the District of Chester.
“This has been a long process for everyone and it is very important to have verification of the number of School Board Members as candidates consider running in the Fall election. Serving as a School Board Member is very important and rewarding. The governing School Board plays a vital role in SSRSB’s mission: to engage all students in quality, equitable education within a healthy, safe and respectful environment,” said Judith Sullivan-Corney, chair of the school board.
“I will continue to put measures and tools in place, including revised by-laws and policies, to ensure the new School Board has structures that support a focus on the role of governance, for the good of all students on the South Shore,” she added.
Sullivan-Corney was appointed by the province after the school board was dissolved last year. She will continue her appointment at SSRSB until the new School Board elected and sworn in this November.