Make a Difference for Kids – 2018 Ontario School Board Elections

School board trustees are the members of a school board. They are locally-elected representatives of the public, and they are the community’s advocate for public education. They are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under the Education Act.

Trustees must also communicate the views and decisions of the board back to their constituents. A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement, well-being and equity and to participate in making decisions that benefit the board’s entire jurisdiction.

Public school trustees are the critical link between communities and school boards. They ensure public schools meet the diverse needs of students in their communities. Together, trustees are responsible to their communities for the quality of education provided in local schools within an approved financial framework.

“School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. They are champions of public education whose singular focus is the promotion of student achievement and well-being, and ensuring that all students are able to reach their fullest potential.”

The Municipal and School Board Election Day is October 22, 2018. More information and resources about this critical day in public education can be found below.  Click on the images below to view and/or download the guide and poster.    



*NEW: See the Why Do I Run For School Board Trustee? video produced by the Ontario Public School Boards Association.

For more online resources, click on the image below to be directed to the 2018 Ontario Municipal & School Board Elections website:


About Us

We provide a world-class education for approximately 30,000 students in 91 schools spread across our diverse jurisdiction spanning over 7,000 square kilometers in rural and small urban communities, including the Kawarthas to the north, and south to Lake Ontario; and from Hastings County in the east to the edge of the City of Oshawa along Lake Ontario.

Our Strategic Plan and Director's Report can be found here: 

Living, Learning and Leading in a Changing World

Director’s Report - 2017