New treasurer named for school district

Debra Laser has been appointed secretary treasurer for the Greater Victoria School District, effective Oct. 16.

Debra Laser has been appointed secretary treasurer for the Greater Victoria School District, effective Oct. 16.

Board of education chair Peg Orcherton and vice chair Bev Horsman issued a statement the same day expressing their support for the appointment.

“The board is confident that Ms. Laser has the background and experience necessary to cope with financial barriers.”

Laser, a chartered accountant, has been an employee of SD 61 for 12 years, hired first as the director of financial services in April 2000, and until recently, was the associate secretary treasurer.

When previous secretary treasurer George Ambeault stepped down mid-June after 13 years, his position went unposted.

Greater Victoria superintendent John Gaiptman and associate superintendent Sherri Bell temporarily took over his duties, while Ambeault remained an advisor.

Ambeault became executive director of the Educational Resource Acquisition Consortium, a group representing several boards of education in B.C. united for the purpose of large resource material purchases.



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