New faces are taking over the District School Board Ontario North East chair and vice-chair positions.

Bob Brush was acclaimed as Chair and Dennis Draves as Vice-Chair during the board’s annual inaugural meeting on Monday.

Brush has served as a trustee for the Timmins area for seven years and says this year he plans to develop a new strategic plan to ensure all students and staff have a safe and welcoming working environment.

Draves has served as the Cochrane Trustee for 11 years and says the board has to figure out the best way to provide opportunities for the students’ future.

Both Draves and Bush were the sole nominees for each position.

(Written By: Mackenzie Read)