Want to make a difference? Become a school board trustee.

Talk to any trustee and you will hear about the joys and challenges that come with working on behalf of Ontario’s children, their families and their communities. You have a chance to make a difference by running for election as a school board trustee this October 22nd. Deadline for nominations is July 27th.

A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement, well-being and equity and to participate in making decisions that benefit the board’s entire jurisdiction while representing the interests of their constituents. Trustees must also communicate
the views and decisions of the board back to their constituents.

School board trustees have a responsibility to all the families in their community – not just their neighbours, and not just families with school-aged children. Trustees build
and maintain relationships with the entire community. They work with their school board
colleagues and with other community partners to ensure that all the students within the
board’s jurisdiction have equal opportunities to reach their full potential.

School board trustees are entitled to be paid an honorarium ranging from $7,500 to $29,500. while in office. The amount varies from board to board within limits set by the ministry of education.

You can read more at www.ddsb.ca and nomination forms are available at www.ontario.ca/municipalelections.

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