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Understanding the role of a school board trustee, January 2016

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Trustees and student trustees of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

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

DID YOU KNOW . . . that Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board has two student trustees who represent the interests of the student body at meetings of the Board?

Student trustees are important and valuable voices at Board meetings.

Through their involvement on the Board, student trustees offer the student voice by sharing events, initiatives and experiences from their and other schools. They make suggestions, engage with other Board members and take information back to the Student Senate and their student councils.
Student trustees also represent the Board at provincial student trustee association meetings.

Student trustees for the 2015-2016 school year
Two student trustees represent the interests of the student body at Board meetings. They have the same opportunities for participation at meetings as other Board members, although are not entitled to exercise a binding vote.

The 2015-2016 student trustees are: Lauren Barry, Centre Hastings Secondary School and Morgan Hillier, Moira Secondary 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; Justin Bray, Southeast Hastings; Jennifer Cobb, North Prince Edward County; Bonnie Danes, Centre Hastings; Mary Hall, Belleville & Thurlow; Dave Patterson, Belleville & Thurlow; Jim Williams, Frankford & Sidney.

As a member of the Board, an individual trustee is expected to act within the Board’s by-laws, be loyal to the Board’s decisions and abide by the Code of Conduct. As elected persons, trustees are also expected to advocate for the interests of their constituencies.

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, [email protected]