Nanaimo school board considers reducing trustee numbers

NANAIMO – Trustees considering reducing their numbers to seven from nine.

The Nanaimo school district board is again considering reducing trustee numbers from nine to seven.

At the June 10 business committee meeting, Scott Kimler, committee chairman, made a recommendation to direct staff to prepare a report on the process to lighten the school board.

Kimler said the report would be developed as a cost-saving measure and would explore the possibility of the district switching to a ward system. Declining enrolment in the district and savings brought about by fewer trustees were among his reasons.

The recommendation will be referred to the board’s regular meeting on June 24.

The previous school board had considered reduction, but voted to maintain the status quo in June of last year.