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Join in recognizing Local Government Week

October 16, 2017—The week of October 16 – 20, 2017 is recognized as Local Government Week in Ontario. It is a time to increase youth and public awareness about the important role local government plays in our communities.

School board trustees are elected through municipal elections every four years. They are responsible for governing the publicly-funded schools within their jurisdiction, and for overseeing the delivery and quality of educational programs and services.

Locally, HPEDSB trustees are responsible for the following:

  • accountable for student achievement, and to the provincial government and community;
  • policy development, implementation and review;
  • director of education/Board relations;
  • Board development;
  • establishing the strategic plan; and
  • advocacy.

At HPEDSB, two student trustees are elected each year by the Student Senate to serve a one-year term on the Board. They participate in public Board meetings, represent student opinions at the Board table and participate on committees. Through student involvement in this way, elected school board trustees become aware of student issues and opinions.

Trustees provide overall direction for the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan: Possibilities Today & Tomorrow by establishing the vision, mission and priorities. Through their leadership, HPEDSB creates dynamic, inclusive educational experiences that develops capable, confident, curious learners who thrive and contribute to their communities.

Please join in recognizing Local Government Week.

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

Last updated: October 16, 2017 at 4:00 pm