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New SD62 board chair & vice chair

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Amanda Dowhy was elected to the position of SD62 board chair at the August 29, 2023 SD62 public board meeting. [Livestream]

Tuesday August 29, 2023 | LANGFORD, BC [Updated August 31, 2023]

by Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Cert PR | Island Social Trends

Tonight the SD62 Board of Education trustees voted in their new chair, Amanda Dowhy. She was also voted in as the SD62 rep to the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA).

The new vice-chair is trustee Ebony Logins.

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Voted in as SD62 Board Chair and Vice Chair on Aug 30, 2023: Amanda Dowhy and Ebony Logins. [SD62]

They will both serve in those positions until the December 2023 public board meeting when annual elections are held for the Chair and Vice Chair position.

Dowhy was interim chair over the summer:

Dowhy served as interim chair during the summer, until the resignation of Ravi Parmar was received. Parmar won the MLA seat for Langford-Juan de Fuca on June 24 and Parmar officially resigned from SD62 on July 27.

Dowhy was first elected to the SD62 board in the October 15, 2022 by voters in the Belmont Zone of SD62 (Langford, Colwood, Highlands and Metchosin). Logins was first elected to the SD62 board in the October 15, 2022 by voters in the Milne’s Landing Zone of SD62 (Sooke and Juan de Fuca).

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SD62 Board Meeting on August 29, 2023. [Livestream]

By-election to fill vacant seat:

The one trustee vacancy opened by the resignation of former trustee Ravi Parmar has kick-started a by-election in the Belmont Zone. That SD62 by-election will be held October 14, 2023 for voters in Langford, Colwood, Highlands and Metchosin.

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SD62 will hold their by-election to fill one vacant seat in the Belmont (westshore) Zone on October 14, 2023.

Tonight’s meeting was held in the SD62 administration building’s board office. The meeting 1-hour meeting was livestreamed via MS Teams.

The new board is leading the school district into a year with the highest-ever student population growth. Over 700 students are expected to be starting in SD62 schools this fall.

===== RELATED:

SD62 reminds west shore voters about up-coming by-election (August 1, 2023)

Two new MLAs sworn in at BC Legislature (July 28, 2923)

Ready, set… SD62 prepares to launch trustee by-election for October 14 (July 21, 2023)

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Island Social Trends Editor Mary P Brooke, B.Sc., Cert PR

Editor and Publisher Mary P Brooke has been reporting on SD62 news in-depth since 2014; she ran for SD62 school trustee in 2022. She is the founder, editor and publisher of a series of publications on south Vancouver Island: MapleLine Magazine (2008-2010), Sooke Voice News (2011-2013), West Shore Voice News (2014-2020) and Island Social Trends (2020 to present). Published by Brookeline Publishing House Inc.

Mary P Brooke gives public presentations on the role of journalism as well as the importance of urban food resilience.