At an organizational meeting held on November 14, 2018, Prairie Valley School Division re-elected by acclamation Janet Kotylak to the position of Board Chair and elected by acclamation Judy Bradley to the position of Vice-Chair. Both positions are effective immediately for the duration of the 2018-2019 year.
"I am very proud to serve on the Prairie Valley Board of Education," said Janet. "As locally elected members, we bring the voice of our communities to the Board table to provide equitable opportunities for all students in the Prairie Valley School Division, no matter their geographic location or personal circumstances."
From Montmartre, Janet has served in the education sector since her election to Montmartre's local school board in in 1997. She is in her seventh consecutive term as Chair and her thirteenth year as a Board member. Janet and her husband operate a livestock and grain farm and she also serves as the Saskatchewan School Boards Association (SSBA) Executive Member representing the Southern Constituency.
Judy was an educator for more than 25 years before retiring as principal of Milestone School. She has served on the Board since 2015 and last year was Chair of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. Judy served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 1999 and was Caucus Chairperson, Minister of Highways and Transportation and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women.
"I have a strong passion for equitable public education that meets the needs of all of our students. I want to do my part to ensure that Prairie Valley School Division delivers the best education system possible for all of our students and communities," said Judy. "Boards of education face many challenging issues and I look forward to taking on this leadership role."
The annual organizational meeting also assigns Board members to committees and confirms the dates for regular public Board meetings.
Prairie Valley Board of Education holds monthly public meetings during the school year. For information about all Board members and Board meetings, visit www.pvsd.ca.