The Board of Education for the Prince Rupert School District has, at least in the interim, filled the position of Superintendent left vacant by the departure of Eric Mercer earlier this month.
On February 25 the board announced the appointment of Dave Stigant as Acting Superintendent for the period of March 1 to July 31, 2009. Stigant comes to the district with many years of experience in the B.C. educational system. Serving in the West Vancouver, Sunshine Coast and Okanagan Skaha school districts, he has worked as a secondary teacher, special education resource teacher, secondary principal, director of instruction and Assistant Superintendent.