Run to be a school board trustee!

Posted July 25, 2022

Guelph, ON – As the next municipal elections approach on October 24, 2022, the Upper Grand District School Board is seeking nominations for school board trustees for the 2022-2023 school year.

School Board Trustees have a big impact on shaping the education system for Upper Grand students. The UGDSB is looking for individuals who can ‘re-engage, re-fresh, and re-imagine’ the best education system for the students in our community.

What do school board trustees do?

They are members of a team and play a vital team role. They are community leaders. They are responsible for establishing policy direction. They are individuals who are accountable to the province of Ontario, to the electorate and to themselves. Lastly, they are champions for equity in education.

To be eligible to run a candidate must be:

  • a resident within the jurisdiction of the board;
  • a supporter* of the board;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • at least 18 years old;
  • not legally prohibited from voting; and
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding school board office.


Interested candidates must file nomination papers. Nomination papers may be filed in the office of the municipal clerk from May 1, 2022 until 2 p.m. on nomination day, August 19, 2022. Visit your municipality’s website to find the location of your municipal clerk’s office.

You can learn more about the role and responsibilities of school board trustees and the application process here.

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