Cowichan’s new school board chair signals a shift in politics

December 12, 2011

The election of long time trustee Eden Haythornthwaite to board chair, signals a dramatic shift in politics for the Cowichan school board. Haythonwaite is accustomed to being an oppositional trustee, often having her motions quashed. She has routinely voted against cuts to classrooms and her dedication to fighting for education has finally paid off. Haythonwaite is now working with a solid group of trustees that are eager to make changes. At last Wednesday’s meeting the trustees “passed motions to honour all delegation requests, allow for comments during question period, and support teachers’ demands during ongoing negotiations, among others.” Read more in the Cowichan News Leader.