OPSBA creates website profiling role of school trustees

September 12, 2014 at 7:13 pm Leave a comment

Last night, I watched a TV news report about the municipal elections (October 27th) and the low profile of school trustees. The news reporter stopped people on the street and asked how many of them knew the name of their school trustees. Not only did most people not know the name of their trustee,  many indicated that they did not even vote on that section of the ballot.

One point of the report was to remind citizens about voting for trustees that there was an economic and community impact associated with the job, especially in a large urban area like Toronto where school budgets are significant.

A second point was to refer citizens to a new website created by the Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) that seeks to inform citizens about the role and responsibilities of school trustees and to profile candidates (this part is coming soon) .

From their news release 

“The comprehensive website, elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org, also features:

Not only is the great from a citizenship perspective, about being informed when you go to the polls, this would be great in a social studies class where students are following the municipal elections as a part of the curriculum.

Check it out!

Rowan

 

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