James was born in Three Hills, Alberta, and has lived in the Acme area all of his life. He completed his Education at Acme School, his children and grandchildren have also attended Acme School. James has a vested interest in the community and local schools.
He is a member of Acme Elks, Acme Fire, Acme Community Center Board, Beiseker Medical Centre Board, and Acme Seniors. James retired from CP Rail after 36 and a half years and continues to actively farm and raise purebred ShortHorn Cattle as a business owner in the Acme Area.
When James is not on the farm he is a Level 1 and 2 Alberta Baseball Umpire. He is an avid believer in the Public Education System and knows how unbelievably important schools are in a small community.
As your trustee for the last four years, James has learned a lot about the education system. He looks forward to contributing to an already great public school system and being accountable to our great communities. Every decision he makes as a trustee is focused on making a child's education better and preparing them for the future!
Ziggy was born long time ago in Poland. His mother was a teacher and father architect. It was a strange time, the time when his native country was in the firm grip of the communist system. In spite of all the short comings, the education system was quite sophisticated, supportive, featuring many initiatives and promotional programs.
Ziggy is educated as a Forestry Technician and Environmentalist. Ziggy has been married for forty years and his wife is educated as a nurse. Currently, they are enjoying being grandparents to two adorable boys which are students. They have been living in the Village of Acme for last 22 years where he has had the opportunity to serve the community as Village Councilor and a member of the school committee.
It would be his genuine privilege to share his knowledge to serve our rural communities of Acme, Linden and Carbon as School Trustee.
For our life we owe in debts to our parents but for prosperity, success in our life we rely on our teachers.
Attend university in Architecture, relating to green sustainable, environmentally friendly technology.
Upcoming Important Dates:
First Notice Nomination Day: September 6, 2021
Second Notice Nomination Day: September 13, 2021
Nomination Day: September 20, 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
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
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.
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.