Grand Erie welcomes new student trustees

BRANTFORD — The Grand Erie District School Board welcomed it’s new student trustees for 2021-22, including a student from Six Nations of the Grand River — Sierra Green.

Green is a student from McKinnon Park Secondary Schools and will represent Indigenous students from across Grand Erie.

Two others – Carson Kitchen and Mitchell Reilly, will serve alongside Green from August 1 through to July 31.

Secondary School and will represent Indigenous students across Grand Erie.

“I’m excited to welcome the new student trustees to our upcoming Board Meetings and hear their input on the important work we’re doing on behalf of Grand Erie students, families, and staff,” said Greg Anderson, Board Chair. “The more ideas we have coming forward at the table for students by students, the better we can foster safe, inclusive, and nurturing school environments that promote all aspects of student success and well-being.”

“Grand Erie is delighted to welcome these new, youthful faces to the Board of Trustees to advocate on behalf of the students and schools in their communities,” said JoAnna Roberto, Director of Education. “The election of student trustees is one way that we can put students first in our decision-making process and build a better school system for the future. We look forward to working with them to ensure success for every student in Grand Erie.”

Grand Erie District School Board represents nearly 18,000 students in 58 elementary schools and more than 7,500 students in 14 secondary schools within the city of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk as well as students from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

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