Tony Cable Stepping Down as School Board Chair
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George School Board is about to have a new face at the head of the table.
This as current chairperson Tony Cable confirmed to 250News today he won’t be seeking re-election at tonight’s inaugural board meeting. He’s held the position for two years (elections are held each year for one year terms).
“I decided a number of months ago, basically in the summer, that I would not let my name stand again for chairperson,” he said. “And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the role, it’s been very rewarding and it’s a very important position but I’ve also found it to be very time consuming.”
Now retired after a career as both an educator and administrator in the Prince George school district, he’d like to spend more time with his family.
“I would like to have more time to pursue other interests and hobbies and I also want to have time to travel and I also have a new grand daughter and family in Calgary and a few trips out there would be important.”
Cable noted stepping down will also free him up to become “an active trustee.”
“When you’re not chairperson you also have more time to be involved in the debate and I will also be working busily on board committees and other district projects,” he said.
“It also gives me more time to visit schools, go to science fairs, choir performances and act as Santa and so on. So, I will probably be just as busy but in a different form and I will have a little more time to travel and I won’t be tied down as much.”
He says there have been many highlights during his time as chair including the hiring of a new district superintendent and assistant superintendent, the creation of a new five-year strategic plan and the work of the rural education committee which provided extra funding for high schools in rural areas of the district.