Do you have a passion for education and a desire to help govern a public school district? Have you always thought of running in municipal politics? If so, you might want to consider running in the October 2018 municipal election as a School Trustee Candidate!
What does a School Trustee do?
School trustees are the members of the school district’s Board of Education. They are locally-elected representatives of the public and they are the community’s advocates for public education in their local school district. They are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under the School Act.
A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being, and to participate in making decisions that benefit the entire district while representing the interests of their community.
School Trustee Candidate Orientation
If you are interested in learning more about the role of a school trustee, you are invited to attend the Cowichan Valley School District’s School Trustee Candidate Orientation.
Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: School Board Office (Board Room), 2557 Beverly Street, Duncan
The BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA) has put together a great guide for anyone interested in running (or running again) for trustee. Please take some time to download the information and explore their website.
You can also find more information on the general election timelines on the Elections BC website.
Here are some helpful links:
BCSTA Guide for School Trustee Candidates
Ministry of Education School Trustee Election Procedures
School District 79 (Cowichan Valley) Trustee Election Bylaw No. 1-2018
Nomination Period and Package
The nomination period for local election officials to receive nominations opens on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 and closes Friday, September 14, 2018. Don’t forget this date! Download the Nomination Package and a letter from our Chief Election Officer with tips for completing the paperwork. Information packages will be available at the School Board Office beginning July 27th. As the office is closed until August 27th, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for pick up.