Peg Orcherton re-elected as school board chair

The board held its annual elections Dec. 10.

Peg Orcherton, a school trustee since 2002, was acclaimed as chair for the Board of Education of School District 61 (Greater Victoria) for her second term. The board held its annual elections Dec. 10.

“Without question, much of the last year in education has been extraordinarily challenging and without a doubt, these challenges will continue,” said Orcherton. “Trustees have worked hard to meet those challenges and irrespective of differing opinions, we always strive to keep students needs first and foremost in our decision making. In spite of these challenges, over the past year, the board of education continues to move forward on progressive initiatives in public education.”

Bev Horsman was re-elected as vice-chair, Elaine Leonard was re-elected as chair of the operations, policy and planning committee and Catherine Alpha was re-elected as chair of the education policy development committee.

Tom Ferris is the board representative for the British Columbia Public School Employers’ Association (BCPSEA) and the Vancouver Island Labour Relations Association (VILRA). Horsman will remain as the British Columbia School Trustees’ Association Provincial Councillor (BCSTA).

Just Posted

Oak Bay father tells court he attempted suicide a month before daughters’ murders

Andrew Berry takes stand in his defense for December 2017 deaths of young daughters

UPDATED: Kelly Ellard gets day parole extended for six more months, overnight leave

Ellard was convicted of killing 14-year-old Reena Virk in 1997

Two Victoria storytellers win $50k to create documentaries

Telus Storyhive grants awarded to 30 filmmakers across B.C. and Alberta

Tours showcase sculptures, art demos in final week of Oak Bay’s Arts and Culture Days

Arts and Culture Days ends with community picnic at Carnarvon Park on Aug. 29

Junior Shamrocks drop Minto Cup opener

Rick Stiebel/News Staff Despite a furious third-period rally, the Victoria Junior A… Continue reading

Trudeau vows to stand firm against ‘increasingly assertive’ China

China has accused Canada of meddling in its affairs

Greater Victoria wanted list for the week of Aug. 23

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

POLL: Should there be a ban on gas-powered leaf blowers?

We’ve all heard them, and most likely cursed them under our breath.… Continue reading

B.C. family stranded in Croatia desperate to come home

Funds being raised to bring back mom and two children

$5-million lotto ticket sold in Nanaimo

Someone matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s 6/49 draw

‘Plenty of time for a deal’: Teachers’ union expects kids back in school on Sept. 3

BCTF says class size, composition at the heart of the issue

Province funds new shuttle buses for 13 B.C. senior centres

Activity, socializing helps maintain health, Adrian Dix says

BREAKING: Province approves Surrey police force

Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth green-lights city’s municipal police force

Police watchdog investigating two officers after Langley teen’s suspected overdose

According to IIO, two officers were deployed to help Carson Crimeni but did not locate him before he died

Most Read