News

Board chair apologizes to parent

New Westminster board of education chair James Janzen has apologized for a comment he made in the media.
Janzen told Tuesday’s board meeting he was sorry for saying Paul Johansen, past president of the District Parent Advisory Council, had “a hard-on” for district secretary-treasurer Brian Sommerfeldt on several issues.
Although Janzen has not apologized to Johansen in person or by letter, Johansen acknowledged the chair had said he was sorry for his inappropriate and unprofessional comments, adding he hopes the apology also indicates a desire for more respectful communication with DPAC and all school PACs in the city.
Trustee MaryAnn Mortensen said the apology was sincere. “I was proud our chair did that. It was very good of him.”

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Lack of addiction treatment flagged by crime panel
 
Rent controls here to stay, province says
 
Restaurants expected to slowly comply with organics disposal ban
Seeking a preliminary design for Vedder Road work
 
Carly Rae Jepsen surprises Christmas at the Clarke fans
 
Santa Arrives in Aldergrove!
Burnaby RCMP seek MVA witnesses
 
Vipers smother Surrey 9-0
 
New colour scheme for development is fine with church

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event