Trustee Elections 2017
Be a leader in your community... Become a School Board Trustee
Nomination Deadline: September 18, 2017
Election Date: October 16, 2017
Do I have what it takes to be a successful school board trustee? Am I prepared to put my community and students first? Successful school board trustees put the needs of students first. They run for office because they passionately believe a quality education is one of the most important things a community can do to ensure students have the knowledge and skills that enable them to be better prepared for life. CLICK HERE for more information from Alberta School Boards Association.
So You Want to Become a School Board Trustee?
Duties of Public School Trustee:
The School Act outlines the broad spectrum of the powers and duties of a School Board, which ensures public education is of high quality and meets local needs. The Board of Trustees has responsibility to be in touch with the public's concerns, to make people aware of what the board does and why, and to give citizens every opportunity to have a say in what our children learn. Specific responsibilities include:
- Advocating for public education
- Ensuring each student and each staff member is provided with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging
- Hiring and evaluating the Superintendent
- Communicating, informing and involving parents, staff and the community-at-large in school board decisions and activities
- Adopting an annual budget that achieves district priorities
- Setting goals and priorities for the jurisdiction that achieve provincial standards, meet the needs of students and reflect the community's wishes
- Making and enforcing policies that set out standards and expectations regarding the actions of administration, teachers and students
- Lobbying municipal and provincial governments on education issues of importance to the jurisdiction
- Adjudicating policy or decisions appeals
- Understanding and supporting the important role that public education plays in the development of the community
- Attending Board meetings and contributing to the business of the Boar
Regular Board meeting times and dates are set by resolution of the Board at their Organizational Meeting held once per school year typically in August. This year, due to election, the Organizational Meeting will be held October 31, 2017. Historically, regular Board meetings have been held twice per month on the first and third Thursday commencing at 9:00 a.m.
Committees - Trustees Appointed
Alberta School Boards Association Zone 4 - 1
ATA Negotiating Committee (includes Chair) - 2
Audit Committee – Entire Board - 6
Community Engagement & Public Relations - 6
Grievance Committee – (includes Chair) - 2
Health In Action Committee - 2
Liaison Committee – (includes Chair) - 3
Student Voice Committee – Entire Board - 6
Student Review Committee - 1
Trustees also serve as liaison to schools within their Wards, connecting with the school community. The current liaison schools can be found on the Trustee Contact page of the Wolf Creek Public School website.