Palliser welcomes new acting superintendent Sept. 1

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The Board of Trustees of Palliser Regional Schools has appointed a new acting superintendent, subject to ministerial approval, effective Sept. 1 until Sept. 30.

Brian Andjelic recently retired as superintendent of Prairie Rose School Division following a 38-year teaching career. He joined Prairie Rose’s central office in 2001, and spent the last four years as superintendent.

Andjelic assumes the position as Palliser’s Acting Superintendent from Dr. Garry Andrews, who resumes his retirement on Aug. 31. Andrews served as superintendent of Palliser from 2004 to 2007, and has served as acting superintendent for much of the past 15 months.

At Tuesday’s regular board meeting, trustees approved a contract for the candidate selected to be the division’s new superintendent. That contract and required forms can now be submitted to Alberta Education for consideration and approval. Until that approval is received, the name of the selected candidate cannot be made public.

Tuesday’s board meeting was the last for Dr. Andrews and the trustees.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to express an infinite amount of appreciation to Garry for his patience, his demeanour and competence, and his perseverance,” said Board Chair Robert Strauss. “It speaks loudly to his strength of character.”

Palliser Regional Schools will welcome back about 8,300 students from Coaldale to Calgary on Tuesday, Sept. 5.