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BC School

Boards

Inquiry Question:
What is the role of
school boards and what
is their election
process?

TRIVIA ACTIVITY

Current SD68 Trustees


Jamie
Brenna
n

Scott
Kimler

Jef
Solom
on

Bill
Robinson

Noah
Routley

Stephani
e
Higginso
n

Tania
Brzovio

Steve
Rae
Natasha
Bob

Roles and Responsibilities


* British Columbia is a large province with
many communities, each having diferent
priorities, needs and unique educational
requirements. British Columbians elect their
Boards of Education to improve student
achievement according to the diverse needs
of these communities. As locally elected
representatives, the trustees on these boards
best understand their respective
communities particular strengths, challenges
and demands.

Roles and Responsibilities


Boards of education are elected to improve
student achievement. Trustees engage their
communities in building and maintaining a
school system that reflects local priorities,
values and expectations. School trustees
listen to their communities; guide the work
of their school district; and set plans, policies
and the annual budget. Reflecting the
strength of local representation, boards
report back to their communities on how
students are doing: boards are directly
accountable to the people they serve.

Roles and Responsibilities


They design and provide educational
programs to students. The board of
education is responsible for
supporting student achievement and
managing public schools, and
accountable for meeting school and
district needs. They also work with
community partners to support early
learning and literacy programs.

Roles and Responsibilities


Each board operates according
to the terms of an Achievement
Contract with the Minister of
Education.

Achievement Contract
Achievement Contracts are the Boards of Education's
public commitment to improving student achievement.
They are based on thoughtful consideration of
student performance information at the classroom,
school, district and provincial level.
reflect the unique characteristics, priorities and needs of
each district. The Contracts are part of an accountability
cycle for schools, school districts, and for the Ministry of
Education.
Reports on Student Achievement, prepared by the
Superintendent, reflect progress made on the
Achievement Contract, and may include updates on other
important responsibilities

Website Exploration
Activity
Go to
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/schools/sdi
nfo/acc_contracts/
Choose a school district for
2013/2014
Explore their achievement contract.
Share one thing you found
interesting.

...continuted
Many boards also have Aboriginal
Education Enhancement Agreements
that support continual improvements
in Aboriginal students academic
achievement.
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/abed/agr
eements/sd68_2011.pdf

Elections

Elections
Occur every 4 years
the board of education is responsible
for all costs of trustee elections
conducted by the board or by a
municipality
Bylaws and nominations

Elections
The overall qualifications for nomination,
election and appointment are that the
person meet the following requirements:
- an individual who is, or will be on general
voting day or efective date of appointment,
age 18 or older
- a Canadian citizen
- a resident of British Columbia for at least six
months before the date of the nomination,
election or appointment
- not disqualified under the School Act or any
other enactment from being nominated for,
elected to or holding office as trustee.

School Trustee Election


Procedures in British
Columbia
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/Downloa
dAsset?assetId=78CC261C46C3411690
686F026404880E&filename=school_tr
ustee_election_procedures.pdf

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