Trustee 2017 General Elections

Trustee 2017 General Elections

Across the province, there are 61 public, separate and francophone school boards – all represented by the Alberta School Boards Association – with a total of more than 400 locally-elected school board trustees. These trustees collectively make decisions on behalf of about 600,000 students in kindergarten to Grade 12,and decide the best ways to allocate a total of $6 billion in taxpayer dollars on local education priorities. 

September 18, 2017 - Nomination Day
October 16, 2017 - Election Day

Questions regarding School Board Elections?
Contact:  Returning Officer - Ryan Boser 403-527-5516 ext. 2313 (

Prairie Rose School Division Election Package
Prairie Rose School Division Nomination Form

Local Authorities Election Act - Specific Sections for Information Package

Map of Prairie Rose School Division

Videos - Listen to what current trustees have to say about the role

1.  Do you know what a school board trustee does? Trustees share their thoughts on the role, job responsibilities and commitment. #prsd8

2.  Prairie Rose School Division is a large school division in geographical size.  This is just one way that being a trustee in PRSD is different that other regions. #prsd8

3.  Not sure what to expect as a trustee? Trustees share their thoughts about the unique role of elected trustee. #prsd8

4.  Trusteeship is a rewarding responsibility.  Trustees share what they feel are the most rewarding aspects of the job. #prsd8

What is the role of the school board 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 conducting 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 curriculum requirements and 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 ensure public education is a top priority;

• ensuring regular opportunities for public input and access;

• evaluating the school jurisdiction’s Chief Executive Officer – the Superintendent of Schools.

Alberta Education 2017 School Board Elections Information Package
Trustee Election Brochure
Trustee Election FAQ's