Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) Trustee, John McAllister, was acclaimed to the role of Chair of the Board for the 2021-22 school year at the Board of Trustees’ annual organizational meeting held on December 1. Donald Cram was elected as Vice-Chair. He is the trustee for Ward 1, which represents Mississippi Mills, Beckwith Township, and Carleton Place and serves on and chairs various trustee committees.
Both trustees are long-serving members of the UCDSB Board of Trustees. Chair McAllister was first elected in 2010 and is serving his third consecutive term. He is a retired teacher and former municipal councillor. Trustee Cram was first elected to the UCDSB Board of Trustees in 2014 and is serving his second term. This is his first time serving as Vice-Chair.
Chair McAllister thanked his fellow trustees for their continued support, and is looking forward to leading the board during the last year of the term. Elections for trustees take place as part of the municipal election which will be held in October, 2022.
“This is not about me, but rather, the main focus is about the students, their well-being, and their achievement,” said John, outlining the trustees’ continued commitment to the school board’s strategic plan. “We are doing this in an open, transparent, and collaborative manner, and we will demonstrate that the UCDSB community is a champion of these goals.”