Notice of Election for Three Student Trustees for the 2023-2024 School Year
April 25, 2023
What is a Student Trustee?
Student Trustees represent all students in the Board (approximately 12,000).
One Student Trustee will represent the Western Constituency of the Board, representing St. Paul Catholic Secondary School, St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School, and Nicholson Catholic College, as well as their elementary family of schools.
One Student Trustee will represent the Eastern constituency of the Board, representing Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School and Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, as well as their elementary family of schools.
One Student Trustee will represent Indigenous students in the Board, secondary and elementary.
The position requires the Student Trustees to attend two meetings per month. Most meetings occur at the ALCDSB's office in Napanee. However, special sessions can be held at other locations.
The Student Trustees sit on ad hoc committees of the Board requiring Trustee representation.
The Student Trustees are registered members of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association (OSTA). This is the network of all Student Trustees in the province, including both Public and Catholic boards. The Student Trustees also belong to the Catholic Board Council (CBC).
The Student Trustees meet regularly (approximately three meetings each school year) with the Student Senate, of which he or she is Chair. The Student Senate is made up of Student Council Presidents from each of the Board's five secondary schools. It is the Student Trustees responsibility to inform the Council of issues affecting the Board's students, to gather student opinions in order to fulfill the job as their representative and to allow each Student Council to share their events and ideas with one another.
How do I become a Student Trustee?
BY APRIL 18, 2023, PLEASE SUBMIT TO YOUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:
- A written submission (not to exceed two single sided 8.5" X 11" pages) containing information the candidate deems important to their potential selection.
Successful candidates are chosen by a selection process comprised of the current Student Senate representatives (contact your Principal for details).
The elected Student Trustees will receive:
- Annual honorarium of $2,500;
- Laptop computer and internet service stipend;
- Board email address;
- Administrative support.
View the Student Trustee Policy Statement here
View the Student Trustees Administrative Policy here
For further info, contact your school Principal.