Kemptville Ontario — Grenville County and Elizabethtown-Kitley Township Trustee Brent Laton has begun his fifth term as Chair of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario. Mr. Laton was acclaimed to the position during the Inaugural Meeting of the Board on December 1, 2015.
Entering his fourteenth year as a school board trustee, Mr. Laton said he welcomed the opportunity to continue in his role. “As trustees, our positive engagement with our Catholic school communities assist us in promoting student achievement and success. Our board has achieved much over the past year, and we should be very proud of those accomplishments. We continue to focus on mental health and various initiatives to assist our students. The CDSBEO continues to be mental health pioneers in providing and strategies through our continued development of resources for our schools. I’d like to thank my fellow Trustees, Director Gartland and Executive Council for their continued leadership and commitment to student success. I know that as we move into 2016, we will continue to achieve excellence in Catholic education.”
Cornwall Trustee Todd Lalonde was also acclaimed during the annual meeting, returning as Vice-Chair of the Board for the coming year. Mr. Lalonde is now in his tenth year of service as a trustee. “I have been so blessed to have this opportunity over the years to sit at this table with all of you. When we talk about the board overall, it’s not hard to publicize what we do here, because we do so much good. Our students are truly what make us so wonderful. They continue to do amazing things, and to be a voice for social justice causes. I would like also to congratulate Mr. Laton in his continued role as our Chair.”
Director of Education, Wm. J. Gartland, congratulated Mr. Laton and Mr. Lalonde. “I look forward to continuing the exceptional relationship that our administration has developed with all of our Trustees. They continually demonstrate their commitment to Catholic education, and their work contributes to our Board’s reputation as a leader in this province. I know Mr. Laton and Mr. Lalonde will continue to provide excellent leadership at the Board table.”