A new board chair was elected in last night's Border Land School Division meeting.

Craig Smiley of Altona says there is one issue the board will need to address quickly, and that is to fill the trustee vacancy in Ward 3.

He says they will be looking for people who have an interest in it and will appoint someone.

Smiley adds his priorities are to get the French immersion program running and to address the Altona Schools reconfiguration question.

Smiley says he is confident in the new board, and believes they will fulfill their duty of making the decisions for the school division.

The vice-chair in Border Land is Bob Cesmystruk of Vita.