Elections for school trustees are held at the same time as local government elections. School trustees are elected by public school taxpayers and serve a four-year term. The next election occurs in October 2017.
Trustees act as advocates to ensure our students receive the best possible educational opportunities. Trustees must be prepared to put the needs of students first. They must also be willing to act in the best interests of all division schools and students, and not focus their efforts on a particular issue or school.
School board trustees play a vital role in managing the affairs of the division. As elected officials, they're accountable to the community they serve and are responsible for overseeing and directing the operations of the school division.
Their responsibilities include setting priorities for the school system based on available resources, adopting an annual budget, developing policies to guide administration and advocating to ensure education remains a public priority.
A number of resources are available for those who are interested in exploring the possibility of running in the upcoming trustee election.
More information can also be found at:
Click here to contact any of our trustees for more information on the important work of a school trustee.