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We are preparing for the 2021-2022 Student Trustee selection processes. These are important processes intended to engage all schools in the selection of the student representatives who provide student voice on the Board of Trustees.

Again for the 2021-2022 school year, the Shakowennakara:tats (Indigenous Student Trustee) will be selected through CC:ROSE. CC:ROSE is a student-led community for Indigenous learners who want connect with each other through unique cultural opportunities and by sharing their voice as Indigenous youth across HWDSB. Further information regarding this process will follow.

Two Student Trustees will also be selected through an election process. We encourage any secondary students interested in being Student Trustees to attend a virtual Student Trustee Information Session to learn more. Students are invited to complete an Interest Form available below.

A Student Trustee is a member of the Board of Trustees and as such is part of the deliberations and decision-making of all matters brought before the Board. Some critical responsibilities of the Student Trustee are to represent the interests of students during deliberations of the Board of Trustees and to communicate Board decisions to system students.

Learn more about Student Trustees.

Timelines for 2021-22 Student Trustees:

  • Information Session: March 18, 2021
  • Applications due March 31, 2021
  • Voting to occur April 26-30, 2021
  • Student Trustees 2021-22 named at May 2021 Board meeting

For more information, contact:

Heather Miller, Officer of Trustee Services
hmiller@hwdsb.on.ca
905-527-5092 ext. 2279

Interested in becoming a STUDENT TRUSTEE?

Attend the Student Trustee Information Session

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is committed to hearing the voices of students through Student Trustees. Student views are considered in the decisions made by the Board of Trustees. Being a Student Trustee gives students valuable learning opportunities and experiences.

We are holding an information session so that interested students can learn more about this role.

Details:

Virtual meeting March 18, 2021 from 3 to 4 p.m.
RSVP to hmiller@hwdsb.on.ca to register by March 11
You will receive an invite to attend this MS Teams event

Student Trustee Information Session flyer 2021-22

Candidates for Student Trustee roles will apply between March 19-31, 2021. We will post application forms here so students can declare their interest.

Student Trustee Interest Form 2021-2022

HWDSB students in grades 7-12 will vote for candidates from April 26-30, 2021. Votes are tallied by school to create each school’s top two choices.

READY TO VOTE?

Vote Now

Please Note: You will be required to sign in to your HWDSB account to vote.

A filter will be applied at the end of the voting period to ensure that voters meet the eligibility criteria of being in grades 7 to 12.

Only one submission per eligible voter is allowed. 

Updated on Thursday, September 02, 2021.
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