Departure of school trustee triggers fall by-election

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Strom submitted a resignation letter at the education board meeting this week, saying his term will end at the end of June.

“I have enjoyed my time as a school trustee and am so grateful to the wonderful people in Subdivision 2 who elected me,” Strom said, in an email to The Leader-Post on Friday. “It has been an incredible opportunity at a very difficult time for everyone. »

Strom was first elected in the last regular election cycle in November 2020, to represent subdivision two, which encompasses the southwest corner of the city.

The decision to move away is personal, Strom said, as she is moving out of province for a job opportunity and to “be closer to our families.”

“My greatest desire has been to see the students of Regina Public School succeed — they are the legacy,” Strom said. “I would like to extend my best wishes to my eventual successor as he continues this important work of service to our community.

A by-election to select a new director has been set for October 25, approved by the board on Tuesday.

“This is a first for Regina Public in a very long time,” Terry Lazarou, communications supervisor for the division, said of the announcement.

Going forward, the division will work with the City of Regina to organize and conduct the election, in accordance with municipal bylaws.

More details regarding nomination requirements and voting processes will be provided as they are finalized, Lazarou said, with ample notice to interested candidates and voters.

In the interim, another incumbent director will be chosen to represent branch two until the by-election.

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