Nominations open Oct. 24-28
School board opens elections for board of trustees
Education Minister Dale Kirby said becoming a trustee allows you to play a key role in Newfoundland and Labrador’s education system.
The provincial government will hold school board elections on Nov. 22, fulfilling a campaign promise, with nominations for the positions opening on Oct. 24 through Oct. 28.
The English School District trustees have been unelected since the province’s four regional school boards were amalgamated in 2013 in an attempt to save money.
“Through your role as a trustee, you will have a direct impact on the school commun- ity and contribute to important school board decisions and processes. I encourage people to put their names forward for consideration and ask that on November 22, all eligible voters take time to cast their ballot and have their say about education in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Kirby indicated in an emailed statement.
Approximately a week be- fore the nomination period opens, nomination forms will be posted in the “Toolkit” section on www. schoolboardelectionsnl.ca and further instructions for submission will be provided at that time, according to a spokesperson for the department.
To qualify to become a trustee one must be qualified to vote in that trustee zone.
Two people within their zone, who are also qualified voters, must nominate individuals.
The criteria for nominations/ voting include being over the age of 18, being a Canadian citizen and being a regular resident of the school board electoral zone.