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Pinecrest student appointed to Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council

Rileigh Erbersdobler, a Grade 8 student from Pinecrest Public School, is one of 60 students from Ontario to serve on the 2017-2018 Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council.

A Grade 8 student from Pinecrest Public School is one of 60 students from Ontario to serve on the 2017-2018 Minister of Education’s Student Advisory Council.

Rileigh Erbersdobler was selected from more than 480 applicants representing the province’s cultural, social, economic and geographic diversity. She will be in Grade 9 at Confederation Secondary School when her term begins this September.

“We are extremely proud that a student from Rainbow Schools will have a voice at the provincial level,” says Rainbow District School Board Chair Doreen Dewar. “We extend our best wishes to Rileigh. She will not only provide a local perspective, she will also have an opportunity to network with her peers and gain valuable skills.”

“We value student voice,” adds Director of Education Norm Blaseg. “Rileigh’s contribution will have a positive impact on education across Ontario. It will also provide an exceptional learning experience in communications, collaboration, critical thinking, co-operation, creativity and citizenship.”

Students who serve on the Minister’s Student Advisory Council meet with the Minister of Education twice during their one-year term.

The council may form sub-committees on topics of interest to them, work collaboratively to prepare a report of recommendations, and may be invited to participate on student forums, events and conferences to discuss student-related issues.

The council also provides feedback on the Ministry of Education’s policies, programs and practices as well as student engagement activities.

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Media Contact:

Nicole Charette, Senior Advisor,
Corporate Communications and Strategic Planning,
Rainbow District School Board, 705-674-3171, ext. 7217.