Information for school board trustees

What are the qualifications to run for the office of school board trustee?

To run for any of the four school boards, a person must be

  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • a resident within the jurisdiction of the board
  • eligible to vote for the school board
  • not disqualified by any legislation from holding municipal office

Who cannot be a candidate for school board trustee?

The following people are disqualified from being elected as a school board trustee or from holding office on any school board:

  • A city clerk, treasurer, deputy-clerk or deputy-treasurer of any municipality within the area of jurisdiction of the school board except those on an unpaid leave of absence
  • Any person who is not eligible to vote in the municipality
  • An inmate serving a sentence in a penal or correctional institution
  • A member of the Provincial Legislature, the Federal House of Commons or Senate who has not resigned from their office by the close of nominations. Proof of resignation must be provided by the close of nominations
  • A candidate who failed to file the necessary financial statement(s) in the last municipal election or by-election
  • An employee of a school board who has not taken an unpaid leave of absence or resigned. Employees of anyschool boards (including supply teachers) are disqualified from being elected as school board trustee or from holding office on any school boards, except during a leave of absence. The employee must be on a leave of absence before filing their nomination paper. They must provide the city clerk with documentation showing that they have taken the leave of absence and the effective date

Where can I get more information on being a school board trustee?

Upper Grand District School Board

Additional information regarding candidates for school board trustees will be added as it becomes available.