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Understanding the role of a school board trustee, May 2015

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Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has 10 trustees. Nine are elected and one is appointed by the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte. In addition, two student trustees represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the board.

This is the third in a series of articles about school board trustees. A different article will be featured each month.

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DID YOU KNOW . . . that school trustees play a critical role in establishing the board’s purpose, vision and goals?

Through their consultative work with their community and working with the senior leadership, trustees develop and approve a multi-year system plan. The system plan is focused on achieving the board’s goals for student achievement and well-being, effective stewardship of the board’s resources and the delivery of effective and appropriate educational programs.

In Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, trustees regularly consult with their constituents through a multi-year cycle of a district survey (last completed in February 2015), regional meetings (scheduled for spring 2016) and focus groups (scheduled for 2018).

School trustees for 2014 – 2018
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is proud to have the following trustees: Dwayne Inch, South Prince Edward County & Chair of the Board; Lucille Kyle, North Hastings & Vice-Chair of the Board; Tom Biniaris, Trenton & CFB Trenton; Mike Brant, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte; Jennifer Cobb, North Prince Edward County; Bonnie Danes, Centre Hastings; Mary Hall, Belleville & Thurlow; Dave Patterson, Belleville & Thurlow; Jim Williams, Frankford & Sidney. The trustee position for Southeast Hastings is presently vacant.

Student trustees for the 2014-2015 school year
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board also has two student trustees who represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the board. They are not members of the Board and are not entitled to exercise a binding vote but they have the same opportunities for participation at Board meetings. The 2014-2015 Student Trustees are: Cameron Barry, Centre Hastings Secondary School and Alyssa Mifflin, Centennial Secondary School.

Source: Good Governance: A Guide for Trustees, School Boards, Directors of Education and Communities, 2014.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: May 4, 2015 at 2:49 pm