About This Site
This site is dedicated to providing a broad range of information about the 2014 Municipal and School Board Elections for both candidates and the general public. It is specifically aimed at elections for the office of trustee in Ontario’s 72 school boards.
Development of this site is a collaboration of the following school board associations and is supported by the Ontario Ministry of Education:
- Association des conseils des écoles publiques de l’Ontario (ACÉPO)
- Association franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques (AFOCSC)
- Ontario Catholic School Trustees’ Association (OCSTA)
- Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA)
The purpose of the site is to highlight the province’s 72 school boards and to provide a profile of the vital role of school board trustee in Ontario communities and their impact on education. It is the local trustee who makes sure that the community has a direct way to express its diverse views on vital education decisions that affect our day-to-day lives. School board trustees hold the only democratically elected office that is solely responsible for education.
This website aims to encourage dynamic, creative, informed and dedicated individuals to serve their communities by running as candidates for the office of school board trustee. In addition to information about the education system and about running for office, the site offers a comprehensive rundown of all candidates who have filed nominations for election and, following the Municipal Elections on October 27, 2014, will publish election results.
An equally strong goal is to offer communities in Ontario vital information about education, how it is governed at the local level and in the province, and how every individual has a role to play to make their local school board as effective as possible. The first step is to become informed through this website about who is running to represent you at the local school board. The next step is to vote for the candidate of your choice on October 27, 2014.
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