February 9, 2017 – For Immediate Release
Humboldt, SK – The Horizon School Division Board of Education will be holding a by-election for the trustee position in Subdivision 5. This Subdivision represents LeRoy School, Wynyard Composite High School and Wynyard Elementary School.
Following school board elections held in October, 2016, results were contested in Subdivision 5 and a Court of Queen's Bench judicial hearing was convened. The justice's ruling resulted in a vacancy in that Subdivision position until such time as a by-election is held to determine the trustee.
Horizon's Board, at its regular meeting of February 8, 2017, determined that the date for this by-election will be May 10, 2017. Advance polls will be held on April 25. Nominations will be open from March 21 to April 5, when they will officially close at 4:00 PM.
"We respect the decision of the court and welcome the opportunity for electors in Subdivision 5 to choose an individual to best represent them and the work of the Board," said Jim Hack, Horizon Board of Education Chair.
More information regarding nomination packages, deadlines and polling locations will be made available in the schools, communities and media within Subdivision 5, and online at www.horizonsd.ca/board/electioninfo
For more information, please contact:
Communication Services Officer