NEWS RELEASE

Brenda Kormendy to Represent Interests of Provincial Catholic School Boards on CCSTA Board

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Toronto, April 26, 2006—Brenda Kormendy, Chair of the St. Clair Catholic District School Board, was recently acclaimed as the official Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA) Representative on the board of directors for the Canadian Catholic School Trustees’ Association (CCSTA).

OCSTA delegates gathered in London last week to install the 2006-08 board of directors. Brenda Kormendy is a director on the OCSTA board and will now assume additional responsibilities representing the interests of Ontario’s Catholic school trustees on the national CCSTA board. Former OCSTA President, Paul C. Whitehead, also becomes a member of the CCSTA board in his position as OCSTA Past President.

OCSTA’s mandate as the official voice of Catholic education in Ontario is to promote and protect the Catholic school system. CCSTA works closely with the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic organizations and the federal government to support and promote Catholic education at the national level.

Founded in 1930, the Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association represents Catholic school boards that collectively educate more than 600,000 students in Ontario, from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12.