WEST CARLETON – West Carleton’s long-serving Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) trustee, Zone 1’s Lynn Scott, will also continue in her role at board chair.

Scott was re-elected OCDSB chair during the board’s annual organizational meeting held yesterday (Dec. 1) evening.  

Scott’s zone also includes Stittsville and Rideau-Goulbourn. Scott has served as trustee for 27 years after winning the contested seat in the Oct. 22, 2018 election.

Scott has served on many committees and positions over that time. Scott was first elected to the Carleton Board of Education in 1994. Following school board amalgamation, Scott was again elected to serve on the OCDSB in 1997, she became the first chair of the newly amalgamated board in 1997-1998, served as vice-chair in 2005-2006 and 2006-2007, and again as chair in 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. In 2018-2019 Scott was the vice-chair and this will be her second term in a row as chair.

“It’s time to get on with advancing our strategic plan, particularly in the areas of equity and human rights,” Scott said. “The pandemic has highlighted needs and inequities in our system, and we need to pull together, with our staff and community partners, to find the best solutions to help every student succeed in a safe and caring environment.”

Trustee Keith Penny was re-elected vice-chair of the board of trustees. Penny is the trustee for Zone 8, Orléans-Cumberland.

“In the last few months with the cooperation and goodwill of the parents, students, and staff we’ve weathered the challenges that COVID-19 has put before us,” Penny said. “Now it’s time to look forward and plan for the future where we tackle the big objectives in our strategic plan. To enhance our culture of caring, of innovation and of social responsibility. I’m honored to be part of this organization and look forward to doing the best I can for our students.”

Trustees were also elected to various standing, statutory, ad hoc, special purpose, and other committees that have been established, along with trustee representation to other organizations and agencies.