Understanding the role of a school board trustee, May 2018
May 11, 2018—This is the third in a series about school board trustees. A different article will be featured each month.
DID YOU KNOW . . .that school trustees play a critical role in establishing the board’s vision, mission, priorities and goals?
School boards plan strategically for the educational, financial and operational performance of the school system.
This involves setting strategic directions that reflect the community’s expectations for high standards of student achievement and well-being.
Trustees develop and approve a multi-year strategic plan through their consultative work with their communities and working with the senior leadership.
The strategic plan is focused on achieving goals for student achievement and well-being, effective stewardship of resources and the delivery of effective and appropriate educational programs.
Sources: Report of the Governance Review Committee to the Minister of Education of Ontario, April, 2009 and Good Governance: A Guide for Trustees, School Boards, Directors of Education and Communities, 2014.
Board of Trustees, 2014 to November 30, 2018
Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is proud to have the following trustees: 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; Dwayne Inch, South Prince Edward County; Lucille Kyle, North Hastings & Chair of the Board; Dave Patterson, Belleville & Thurlow & Vice-Chair of the Board; Jim Williams, Frankford & Sidney.
Student trustees learn and lead at the Board table
Involving students in Board business is a valuable learning experience.
Student trustees represent student opinions at the Board level and participate actively on committees. Hearing from student trustees at Board meetings about student issues and opinions is a way to engage these leaders beyond their school community.
Student trustees have the same opportunities to participate at meetings as elected trustees although they are not Board members and do not have a binding vote. The 2017-2018 student trustees are Meera Moorthy, Moira Secondary School and Morgan Beatty, Centennial Secondary School.
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Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, firstname.lastname@example.org