Old and new faces make up school trustee board

Cole Carruthers
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Jan Radwanski waits patiently with family before findng out he became one of the new trustee member to the Prairie South School Division board.

Prairie South School Division (PSSD) has three familiar faces and two fresh ones for its trustee board.

Lew Young, Darrel Crabbe and Brian Swanson will all be returning to serve for the newly decided four year term; and will be joined by Jan Radwanski and Tim McLeod to make up the new PSSD board of trustees.

“It never gets easier,” was a comment Prairie South School Division incumbent Lew Young made to a well wisher as he waited anxiously for votes to be tallied at city hall. “Election day is anticipation and a bit of nervousness and you never know what's going to happen.”

“We’re really happy to see what’s on the board,” PSSD communications coordinator Darby Briggs told the Times-Herald after hearing the voting results from city hall. “It’s going to be a great mix of new trustees and returning faces.”

It was stiff competition for the five candidates, as they had to face eight others, who wished to have be a part in helping to shape the educational  landscape for children in the community for the next four years.

“As with all the other elections Moose Jaw has came out to support me and I’m really pleased with that,” Young told the Times-Herald after discovering he would once again be asked by voters to return as a trustee. “It’s very nice to see Tim (McLeod) at the top of the board, it’s nice to see a young person like him who wants to be involved in the community, who has children in school and wants to take an active role; so congratulations to him.” was Young’s comments towards one of the new faces elected to the board.

“I’m really excited, it’s a four year term, so there’s an extra year there and schools are places that have huge pressures put upon them and I’m going to try and contribute however I can,” new trustee Jan Radwanski told the Times-Herald. “I think a lot of the citizens of Moose Jaw are really supportive of our education system and I think we just have to work a little harder and try and get a little more support from other departments.”

“I feel wonderful, it’s going to be great,” Young said towards the new trustee board. “You have to remember you are one of ten, but collectively together as a board you make the decision, the majority is usually that decision and thank goodness it’s ten people making the decision... and I look forward to working with people who really want to be at that table.”

Organizations: Prairie South School Division, Times-Herald, PSSD board

Geographic location: Moose Jaw

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