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Interview with Rosalee Parker (Chronicle Herald)

posted Jun 8, 2010, 3:18 AM by
Board talk, old school
We talk with Rosalee Parker, recently honoured for exemplary service by the Nova Scotia School Boards Association
Mon. Jun 7 - 4:53 AM

"There was no such thing as a yearly stipend when Rosalee Parker was first elected to her local school board.

"Oh, if you had to travel for meetings, you’d get a meeting fee and mileage paid for, but that’s all," she recalled in a recent telephone interview from her Hazel Hill, Guysborough County, home.

School board members now get an annual stipend of $8,200.

"This was never about any money we’d get for serving on the board because it was always about the children and their education."

The businesswoman, who operates a hair salon from her rural home, is a 26-year veteran of the Strait regional school board. She was recently given the Nova Scotia School Boards Association’s Montgomery Award for exemplary service."