2021 Board of Trustee Elections

Upcoming Important Dates:

First Notice Nomination Day: September 6, 2021

Second Notice Nomination Day: September 13, 2021

Nomination Day: September 20, 2021

Notice of Advance Vote: September 30, 2021

Advance Vote: TBA October 2021

First Notice of Election Day: October 8, 2021

Second Notice of Election Day: October 11, 2021

Election Day: Monday, October 18, 2021

Golden Hills School Division Ward Map

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:

  • setting school division goals that ensure students have the knowledge and skills that enable them to be better prepared for life;
  • planning school division priorities based on provincial curriculum requirements, community input, available resources and best practices in education;
  • developing and implementing an annual budget for the school division based on curriculum requirements and strategic priorities;
  • developing policies to guide school division administration and employees toward division goals;
  • ensuring residents of the school division are regularly informed about the work and achievements of the school division;
  • advocating on behalf of the school community to decision-makers and stakeholders on important issues that affect education, and to ensure education is a top public priority;
  • ensuring regular opportunities for public input and access;
  • evaluating the school division’s chief executive officer – the superintendent of schools.

If you are interested in submitting a nomination returning officers are available at the following locations:

Village of Acme Office:
203 Clarke Street
Acme, AB, T0M 0A0

Town of Drumheller Municipal Office:
224 Centre Street
Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y4

Village of Standard
120 Elsinore Avenue
Standard, AB, T0J 3G0

Town of Three Hills Municipal Office
232 Main Street
Three Hills, AB, T0M 2A0

Town of Trochu Municipal Office
222 Northfield Rd
Trochu, AB, T0M 2C0

Golden Hills School Division
435A Highway #1
Strathmore, AB, T1P 1J4

Successful school board trustees put the needs of students first. They run for office because they passionately believe 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:

  • are at least 18 years old;
  • are a Canadian citizen;
  • have lived in Alberta for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding election day;
  • live within the boundaries of the local jurisdiction on election day.


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:

  • the types of pecuniary interest;
  • the steps a trustee who is in conflict must follow;
  • the disqualification of a trustee;
  • the consequence of refusing to resign upon being disqualified as required under the Education Act.

See the Education Act for more details.  The most current version is posted online on the Alberta Queen's Printer.

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