School Boards

Ontario Student Trustees

Since 1998, every school board in Ontario has had student trustees by law. Each district is mandated to include one to three students.

Student trustees in Ontario:

  • Can share input, raise issues and discuss topics just like any trustee, influencing policy decisions, etc.
  • Do not have a vote
  • Is intended to bring the student voice to the board table
  • Is intended to help to ensure the school board is acting in the best interest of the students
  • Can attend every in-camera meeting except those related to personnel.

Some school boards in Ontario also have a student council made up of student representatives from each high school that advises the student trustee.


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