Censure of School Trustee

At a closed meeting held on June 25, 2019, the Board of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) (the “Board”) voted to formally censure Trustee Al Gribbin for disrespectful comments and disruptive conduct in a public board meeting on May 28, 2019, as well as for published statements concerning the Board and district administration, contrary to Board Policy 130: Trustee Conduct and Code of Ethics.

The Board takes seriously the need to ensure respectful proceedings at Board meetings and for trustees to conduct themselves in accordance with highest standards of professional integrity and in a manner that inspires public confidence in the Board and in the dignity of the office of School

The Board also places the highest importance on its mission to foster excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment, and will take action as necessary so as not to be distracted from this important mission.

As this matter involves a confidential Board meeting matter, no further comment will be made beyond this statement at this time.

For more information:
Lenora Trenaman, Board Chair

About The Board of Education of School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake):
The Board of Education of School District No. 8 provides educational services to numerous diverse communities in the East & West Kootenays, including Crawford Bay, Creston, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nelson, Salmo, Slocan, South Slocan, Winlaw, Wynndel and Yahk. Its dedicated team focuses on providing the best possible educational opportunities for over 5,400 students and their families. Its mission is to focus on excellence for all learners in a nurturing environment.