PLRD dis­qual­i­fies trustee

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Pa­trick Ko­lafa

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.

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