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Trustee Code of Conduct

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All publicly funded school boards in Ontario are governed by boards of trustees. Trustees are representatives of the public and communities’ advocate for public education.  As education leaders, trustees are expected to act with integrity and adhere to high ethical standards. Codes of conduct set out guiding principles, rules of conduct and ethical behaviour that all trustees agree to uphold.

If a board determines that a breach has taken place, it may impose one or more (or none) of the following consequences or sanctions:

  • censure or publicly reprimand the trustee
  • bar the trustee from attending all or part of a meeting of the board or a meeting of a committee of the board
  • bar the trustee from sitting on one or more committees of the board for a period specified by the board


Learn more, Trustee Code of Conduct

Updated on Friday, May 03, 2024.
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