Role of the Trustee

School Board Trustees are local politicians elected by and accountable to the community they serve. The provincial government delegates to School Boards the responsibility for governing or overseeing the affairs of the school jurisdiction.

The School Board has many responsibilities, including:

  • setting school jurisdiction goals that ensure students have the knowledge and skills that enable them to be better prepared for life;
  • planning school jurisdiction priorities based on provincial curriculum requirements, community input;
  • developing and implementing an annual budget for the school jurisdiction based on strategic priorities;
  • developing policies to guide school jurisdiction administration and employees toward district goals;
  • ensuring residents of the school jurisdiction are regularly informed about the work and achievements of the school district;
  • advocating on behalf of the school community to decision-makers and stakeholders on important issues that affect education, and to help ensure public education is a top priority;
  • evaluating the school jurisdiction Chief Executive Officer – the Superintendent of Schools.