Upcoming Important Dates:
The nomination period for the 2021 general election begins on January 1, 2021 and runs until 12:00 pm on nomination day.
Election Day: Monday, October 18, 2021
Check out the Quick Facts for Board of Trustee Elections as well as the most up to date information in the sidebar.
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.
You are eligible to vote in a public school division election if, on election day, you:
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 Education Act for more information on:
See the Education Act for more details. The most current version is posted online on the Alberta Queen's Printer.