On Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, Sheila Taylor resigned from her position as a CBE
Since that time the CBE Board of Trustees has been examining options to
address the vacant trustee seat on the Board.
At the Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 CBE Board of Trustees’ meeting Chair Joy
Bowen-Eyre provided the following statement:
“I would like to provide you with some updated information the Board of
Trustees will consider as it moves forward to address the vacant trustee seat on
Trustees are continuing to investigate the issue of a byelection.
The Board of Trustees must make the decision regarding whether to hold a
byelection to fill the vacancy, or whether to operate as a six-member board
until the next general election.
The Board of Trustees cannot appoint members to the board – to fill the
vacancy would require a byelection.
The Board has corresponded with all school councils and principals in Wards
11 and 13 to encourage them to contact the Board of Trustees at any time should
they have any questions.
We are advised by the returning officer that the earliest possible date an
election could be called is for late February. The timing of a byelection is
obviously an important consideration.
We continue to seek confirmation about costs and logistical issues, as well
as seeking input from the public. Trustees need to be certain about these
We believe that a truly informed decision will be in the best interests of
all of our students. We will move forward as quickly as possible on this.”