Vancouver School Board Student Trustee

The Vancouver School Board Student Trustee began their duty in 2013. The student trustee serves for one school year, and can be elected for two terms. According to Vancouver School Board policy, student trustees will… participate with other trustees in discussions, and provide a student perspective on matters before the Board present a Student Trustee report at the […]

New Brunswick Student Trustees

According to the New Brunswick District Education Council website, starting in 2009, each council in the province has a student representative appointed by the Minister of Education. Student trustee votes are counted but student trustees can’t attend in-camera meetings. Students can join education council subcommittees, vote across many issues, and serve in one-year terms. They are excluded from closed […]

Alberta Student Trustees

The Alberta School Act and Regulations does not currently mandate Student Trustees to sit on boards of education in Alberta. Edmonton: The Edmonton Board of Education created a seat for a Student Trustee that was elected to represent student voice starting in 2013. Through a District-level election process, a student is identified as the successful Student Trustee candidate. This student sits, as […]

Student Trustees and Meaningful Student involvement

In school districts across Canada, there is a growing movement promoting roles for student trustees on the board of trustees. There is no one set role for student trustees. If a board of trustees has student representation, it is often a single student who is charged with representing hundreds, and in some cases thousands, of their […]