Wednesday, May 04, 2016

School Trustee By-election

*Three Winnipeg school boards will be holding by-elections on June 11. The nomination period begins Saturday, April 30 and ends Friday, May 6. Click here for the official City of Winnipeg site for election information.

*School board elections are a great opportunity for Manitobans to get involved in public education - by voting or running as a candidate for school trustee. To learn more about role of school boards and school trustees, check out the Guide to School Boards and Trusteeship.
*The Role of School Boards
School boards are elected by the voters of a school division or district to provide for the educational needs of the community's school-aged children. By provincial law, there are certain things that every school board must do, and certain services they must provide. However, there are also things that school boards may do. School boards work with their communities to ensure that local schools offer the specific programs and services that meet community needs. School trustees are the community members elected to serve on school boards. They come from all walks of life, but share a common desire to serve youth and their communities.

To learn more about the role of the school board and school board trustee please watch this short video by the Manitoba School Boards Association.

The St. James-Assiniboia School Division has a 2016 operating budget of $105,912,508. 

It is important that the George Waters Middle School community makes an informed decision and gets out to vote for the candidates for school trustee in the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward.

Information about the candidates running in the Kind Edward/Deer Lodge Ward can be found by clicking this link

A map of the St. James-Assiniboia School Division boundaries can be found by clicking this link.

  • The St. James-Assiniboia School Division currently has one vacancy; the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward
  • George Waters Middle School is located within the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward
  • The by-election for school trustee in the King Edward/Deer Lodge Ward is on June 11, 2016
  • Advance voting days on May 25, 2016 and May 26, 2016 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
  • Voting takes place at George Waters Middle School
Trustees are an important part of our school division and they make important decisions that have a direct impact to the programming available to the families connected to George Waters Middle School.

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