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. school­board­elec­tion­ 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.

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