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Staff News – July 24, 2018

Sent on behalf of June Rogers, Executive Director, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

Hello everyone,

I am pleased to announce that John Grochot was the successful candidate in the recent competition for the position of Transportation Coordinator effective September 1, 2018.  John was seconded to the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch (PDSB) in 2005 to conduct a comprehensive review of the delivery of transportation services for the Provincial and Demonstration Schools. Prior to joining our branch, John managed the transportation department at the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. At PDSB, John has been instrumental in leading the development and implementation of a common service delivery model for transportation.  He manages all aspects of the transportation portfolio including ongoing communication and collaboration with schools, students and parents in order to plan and deliver on-time, safe and efficient transportation for our students. He has worked collaboratively to develop transportation policies and procedures and to initiate and implement emergency contingency travel plans for students who may be affected by weather issues, transportation cancellations, or travel delays. John continues to bring a wealth of expert knowledge of the student transportation industry and effective supplier management while maintaining the principles of student safety, accountability, efficiency, transparency and effectiveness.

Please join me in congratulating John.