Grade 10 and 11 students—apply to become a student trustee

May 5, 2020—Students in Grades 10 and 11 now (going into Grades 11 and 12 in September) are invited to apply to become a student trustee.

Involving students in Board business is a valuable learning experience. Hearing from student trustees at Board meetings about student issues and opinions is a way to engage these leaders beyond their school community. They represent student opinions at the Board level and participate actively on committees.

What do student trustees do?

Student trustees are involved in many different ways at their school and also at the Board level. The are leaders who represent the voices of all student. For example, student trustees:

  • Attend school Board meetings and are knowledgeable about policies and procedures
  • Serve as student representatives between the Board and the Student Senate
  • Serve as the Board’s representatives at the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association
  • Attend the annual Ontario Student Trustees’ Association conference
  • Undertake a mentoring role with the incoming Student Senate

HPEDSB has three student trustees, including one representing Indigenous students.

Interested in applying?

Send a one-page letter or 60-second video to Sean Monteith ([email protected]), Director of Education, saying why you are interested in being a student trustee. The deadline is Monday, May 25, 2020. The Board of Trustees will make the decision by the end of May 2020.

For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Manager, extension 62354, [email protected]

Last updated: May 6, 2020 at 3:59 pm
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