Trustee Larry Berry seeking second term

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MORRISBURG – Dundas County trustee Larry Berry filed his nomination papers July 22 for a second term at the Upper Canada District School Board.

Berry, who defeated incumbent trustee Jeremy Armer in the October 2018 municipal election, is a former teacher and principal at the board.

Berry told The Leader that he felt he has done a great deal of work behind the scenes at the board this term. “For example, the Ontario Early Years expansion of Winchester Public School. Together with the cooperation of the township a safer set-up for students to get to and from the playground/sportsfield and a better bus pick-up/disembarkment area was built,” he said.

Berry also cited the coordination between secondary schools to align timetables to make online learning between the schools possible.

He is the sixth current UCDSB trustee to seek reelection during the 2022 nomination period. Current board chair John McAllister, vice-chair Donald Cram, and trustees William MacPherson, Corina Parisien, and David McDonald all have filed their nomination papers.

All are unopposed so far except for McDonald, who is being challenged by Cornwall resident Ryan MacKay.

Stormont-Dundas trustee Karen McAllister is running for another term as the area’s English-Catholic trustee at the Catholic District School Board. Jacques Heroux is the lone candidate for the French-Catholic trustee position. There are no candidates yet for the French-Public board trustee.

Nominations for school board trustee close at 2 p.m. August 19.

Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Morrisburg Leader

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