Rutka— a school board trustee for Ward 12, Willowdale— faced trustee Sheila Ward in a vote Wednesday afternoon.
Shaun Chen was elected vice-chair of the board.
The pair make a “good combo” according to a tweet from trustee Pamela Gough.
The TDSB has recently been roiled by apparent in-fighting among trustees and audits which revealed both irregularities in spending, and trustees who had ties to charitable groups that received funding from the school board.
Bolton’s departure also left his trustee position for Ward 10, Trinity-Spadina, vacant. Following the vote the board debated how it will fill that position.