What IS a school trustee?
This October 18, 2021, Calgary will have a municipal (city-based) election. When you vote for a mayor and a city counsellor to represent you at City Hall, you also get to vote for a trustee for the Calgary Board of Education or the Calgary Catholic School Division (depending on which board you support).
Many people don't know much about school trustees and their work, even though it is important and impactful! The Board’s job is to represent, lead, and serve Calgarians and to govern the CBE. While the provincial government makes many of the decisions about education for Alberta's students, some local control is delegated to the 61 school boards across the province. The Calgary Board of Education is the largest in the province, which means that many students (over 120 000!) and their families are impacted by the decisions made by the 7 trustees elected to govern them.
I DO NOT take this responsibility lightly!
Have Your Say!
On October 18, 2021, you will have the opportunity to vote for the Mayor of Calgary, and your City Counsellor in your ward. At that time, you will also be asked if you want to vote for a public (CBE) OR Catholic (CCSD) school trustee. Each elected trustee represents 2 wards; I live in Ward 14 and hope to be the trustee for Wards 14 and 12! If you live in any of these communities, you can vote for me:
WARD 14 COMMUNITIES & SCHOOLS
Bonavista Downs, Chaparral, Deer Ridge, Deer Run, Diamond Cove , Lake Bonavista, Legacy, McKenzie Lake, Midnapore, Parkland, Queensland, Sundance, Walden, & Wolf Willow.
WARD 12 COMMUNITIES & SCHOOLS
Auburn Bay, Copperfield, Cranston, Mahogany, McKenzie Towne, New Brighton, and Seton.
Where and When Can I Vote:
If you have any questions about voting, don't hesitate to get in touch! It would make my Social Studies teacher heart soar to get as many people as possible voting! Remember: there are NO stupid questions!