Two Trustee Seats Vacated

Posted On Wednesday September 07, 2022

The Durham District School Board thank Chris Braney and Michael Barrett for their years of service to public education on the Board of Trustees

At a Special Board Meeting held on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, the Durham District School Board confirmed that the seats held by former Trustees Chris Braney and Michael Barrett have been vacated.

The vacancies were created by operation of the residency provisions of the Education Act and the Municipal Elections Act which stipulate that, for eligibility purposes, a school board trustee may only have one residence at a time and that the residence must be in the school district that they are serving.

A report concerning next steps in relation to the two vacant seats will be brought forward to the next board meeting scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2022. 


“On behalf of the Durham District School Board, I would like to thank Chris Braney and Michael Barrett for their many years of service to students and families as school board trustees and former Chairs of the Board. We wish both of them well in their future endeavours.”  

  • Carolyn Morton, Chair, Durham District School Board

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