News Near North board to begin search for new education director SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, staff Thursday, Jun. 13th, 2019 Jackie Young is leaving the Near North board when her contract is up, triggering the search for a new education director. (Stock photo) The Near North District School Board needs a new education director. Jackie Young has told the board she is not extending her contract, triggering the search for her replacement. The board says Young’s contract end date is August 31st, 2020. The replacement process begins with the formation of an ad hoc committee that will search for a candidate. Young came to the Near North board in 2015 from the York Region District School Board. Prior to assuming the education director’s position, Young was a superintendent with the York board for four years. Young has been in the education field for nearly 30 years and part of her background was serving as a principal. Young replaced Geof Botting at the Near North board.