The Cowichan Valley School District’s board of education has made some changes to the school board procedures bylaw.
Chair Candice Spilsbury says the trustees voted at a meeting on Wednesday to alter the role of her position.
Spilsbury says another change is the time and date of SD79 board meetings, which will now be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month from 4-6 pm.

In addition, she says there will now be a committee of the whole made up of trustees that will look at in-depth issues and make recommendations to the board.

The Board also heard this week that Superintendent Joe Rhodes is stepping down, after 37 years in public education.  In an announcement Thursday the Board said Rhodes told them that with a new board in place, and labour peace for the next few years, this is an ideal time to continue the development of an exciting, engaging, positive learning culture in the Cowichan Valley, and that if he were a few years younger, he would relish the opportunity to lead the district in such a climate.