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About School Board Trustees and Elections

School board trustees are locally-elected representatives of the public and the community’s advocate for public education.

Trustees are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under the Education 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 board district, while representing the interests of their constituents.

Trustees work as part of a team (the Board) and only the team has the authority to make decisions or take action. A school board must place all students first when making decisions.

Responsibilities of school board trustees:

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of school board trustees on the UGDSB website

Information courtesy of OPSBA