The Rainbow District School Board held its first meeting in the Centre for Education on Wembley Drive in Sudbury by naming the boardroom

The historic occasion was marked by an Indigenous ceremony, the naming of the boardroom in honour of Ernie Checkeris and a special presentation by a former Principal of Wembley Public School.

Following the traditional First Nation opening, the boardroom was named in memory of Checkeris.

Checkeris has the distinction of being one of the longest-serving trustees in Ontario, 55 years in all.

Wembley Public School, the site of the new board office, will serve as the Centre for Education for all English Public students in Sudbury, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Shining Tree.