The chair of the Near North District School Board says the newly elected trustees have been hard at work with their respective meetings tackling problems the board faces.

Jay Aspin says they have a three-month deadline to come back to the board with recommendations.

Aspin believes residents voted a talented board into office and the members are ready to “roll up their sleeves” and get to work.

Aspin says several major issues face the board including how the W.J. Fricker students will transition in the future.

Aspin adds he feels “very positive” about this year and believes the board can gain the trust of the public.

The new chair also says at some point in the future the board will want input from the public on what the people think of the board’s changes and if there are points that need to be considered.