Consider being ‘an advocate for the children’

Chris Clegg
South Peace News

It is once again time to consider serving as a school board trustee.

And like many other school divisions, Peace River School Division is getting the word out early.

“School board trustees are elected to serve and advocate for children and to be the voice of their local communities” says PRSD chair Darren Kuester in a news release.

“This is a very important role, and we want to get the word out there now so people can start thinking about whether they would like to run,” he says.

“You don’t need to have a background in education to be a school trustee – you just need to be passionate about serving students, community and have a willingness to learn.”

PRSD’s board of trustees reviewed a draft election communication plan at its Jan. 21 meeting and discussed the importance of school trusteeship and communicating the upcoming school trustee elections.

As per changes to the Local Authorities Election Act this year, nominations are being accepted between Jan. 1 until noon on Sept. 20.

Nomination forms can be picked up at PRSD central operations in Grimshaw or found at prsd.ab.ca under “Board of Trustees.”

Election day is October 18.

PRSD is not alone in promoting that people can now pick up nomination papers to run for office. The same applies to all school divisions and municipal governments.

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