Chris Bolton was acclaimed as the chair of the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) during the board’s annual organizational meeting this week.
A former TDSB teacher and principal who has represented Ward 10’s Trinity-Spadina since 2003, Bolton brings nearly 40 years of experience to the role of chair. Both as trustee and board chair, he “continues his commitment to transforming our schools into community hubs; promoting lifelong learning; and engaging parents, students, and community members,” reads a TDSB statement released Monday night, shortly after Bolton’s acclaim.
“The Board is facing serious fiscal challenges in the months ahead. As chair, it is my hope that through steady leadership, we can make the difficult decisions that must be made, while never taking our eye off of what’s important – our students,” Bolton said in a statement.
Sitting to his right this year will be Ward 21 Trustee Shaun Chen, who was re-elected vice-chair of the TDSB.
Representing the constituents of Scarborough-Rouge River, Chen is a graduate of Scarborough public schools and is currently a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.
He has a “passion for helping youth in need and ensuring they have the resources they need to reach their full potential,” read the TDSB release.
For detailed results of Monday’s board elections, go to www.tdsb.on.ca/boardroom