PLRD disqualifies trustee
The Prairie Land Regional School Division Board has voted to remove one of its trustees for missing three consecutive meetings.
Chair of the board Marsha Tkach told The Mail that at their meeting on May 25, Trustees have disqualified Ward 2, Subdivision 1 Trustee Jada Hill, however, there are conditions.
“The motion reads ‘that Jada Hill be disqualified as trustee due to being absent for three consecutive meetings, as per the School Act, Section 82 (1) unless a medical certificate certifying her absence is provided to the board chair prior to June 15, 2017,’” said Marsha Tkach.
She says the motion is based on the provision of the School Act.
She said that under the School Act, a trustee cannot absence themself without being authorized by a resolution of the board, to do so from three consecutive regular meetings with the board.
The Act does allow for the absence due to an illness if the person provides evidence of that illness in the form of a medical certificate.
Tkach says that she understands that two of Hill’s absences were because she was not able to get away from work.
The Mail reached out to Ms. Hill for comment however as of press time, she did not respond.
Tkach said there were six trustees present at the meeting however at the time of the vote, Hill had left the meeting. The remaining five voted for the motion.