November 24th, 2022
The Renfrew County Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce that Bob Schreader and David Howard have been reinstated as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the upcoming year. On the evening of Monday, November 21st, 2022, the RCCDSB held the annual Inaugural Board Meeting to welcome them both to their third term.
Prior to the meeting, Bishop Desrochers led Board staff and guests through a wonderful mass to share and celebrate their faith together. At the conclusion of the mass, Bishop called on all Board Trustees to step forward and renew their commitments to the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board and students. A candle was lit for each Trustee as the Rite of Renewal to this important commitment to Catholic Education.
Schreader provided great remarks to those in attendance at the Inaugural Board Meeting, mentioning the exceptional work the Board has done over the last school year and continuing into the 2022-2023 year. He expressed gratitude: “I am so thankful to be reinstated as Chair of the Board of Trustees and equally as happy for my colleague, Vice-Chair David Howard. I am looking forward to working with the various teams at the Board to continue making the RCCDSB Schools to Believe In!”
He highlighted the work of reanimating the Board’s mission and vision, and how they are working towards animating a portion of the vision statement this school year: to recognize and remove barriers to create just and equitable opportunities for all.
One of the many ways the Board is working on this is the November launch of the RCCDSB Believes in Me Student Census. The ministry-mandated census will help the Board create action plans based on the responses they receive. The RCCDSB has many great things planned for the coming years and Schreader was able to highlight this work during his remarks.
Vice-Chair Howard provided his remarks and shared his gratitude for the RCCDSB and the school community. He stated: “Being reinstated as Vice-Chair of the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board of Trustees is an honour and a privilege. I also want to extend my congratulations to my colleague and Chairperson, Bob Schreader. I look forward to continuing my commitment to the Board and working towards bringing our mission and vision to life to create the best for our students in Catholic education.” This was great news for the RCCDSB as Schreader and Howard will continue to make a great team as Chair and Vice-Chair.
Near the end of the meeting, the Director’s Annual Report was presented to the trustees and guests in attendance. The Director’s Report can be found on the Board website here:
The Board looks forward to continuing their work with Mr. Schreader and Mr. Howard and congratulates them both on their well-deserved positions as Chair and Vice-Chair.