Nomination Day: Monday, September 18, 2017
Advance Poll: TBD
Election Day: Monday, October 16, 2017
School board trustees are local politicians elected by and accountable to the community they serve. The provincial government delegates to school boards the responsibility for conducting the affairs of the school jurisdiction. The school board has many responsibilities, including:
Successful school board trustees put the needs of students first. They run for office because they passionately believe a quality education is one of the most important things a community can do to ensure students have the knowledge and skills that enable them to be better prepared for life.
You don’t need to be an expert in education. The school board trustee does not serve as a professional educator or as the spokesperson for a particular interest group or region. The ideal school board includes people from all aspects of life and is as representative as possible of the community it serves.
Regardless of the school division or regional authority you want to represent, there are some basic requirements you must meet. You must:
You are not eligible to run if, on nomination day, you:
See sections 22, 23 and 24 of the Local Authorities Election Act for more details. The most current version of the LAEA is posted online on the Alberta Queen's Printer.
You are eligible to vote in a public school division election if, on election day, you:
Every nomination of a candidate shall be in the prescribed form. This form must be signed by at least 5 electors eligible to vote in that election and resident in the local jurisdiction on the date of signing the nomination and shall be accompanied by a written acceptance signed in the prescribed form by the person nominated.
The returning officer for each local school jurisdiction receives nominations from prospective candidates between 10 a.m. and noon on nomination day. Nomination day is Monday, September 18, 2017.
Golden Hills School Division is located at 435 A Highway #1 Strathmore, Alberta T1P 1J4
Trustees may not participate in making decisions in which their economic self-interest may be in conflict with their public duty. The economic or pecuniary interest of a trustee’s spouse or adult interdependent partner is deemed to be the economic interest of the trustee. See sections 80 to 91 of the School Act for more information on:
See the School Act for more details. The most current version is posted online on the Alberta Queen's Printer.