Running for a School Board Trustee

Candidates for school board offices are encouraged to contact the office of the Director of Education of the appropriate school board to obtain information on the duties and responsibilities of a trustee.

Number of offices by School Board

Name of School Board

Contact Information

# of Offices

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Education Centre
1994 Fisher Drive
Peterborough, Ontario  K9J 6X6

Main: 705-742-9773
Toll Free: 1-877-741-4577

Two to be elected by general vote of the English public school electors.

Peterborough Victoria
Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board

The Peter L. Roach 
Catholic Education Centre
1355 Lansdowne Street West 
Peterborough, Ontario   K9J 7M3

Main: 705-748-4861
Toll Free: 1-800-461-8009

Two to be elected by general vote of the English separate school electors.

Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir

110, Avenue Drewry,
North York, ON  M2M 1C8

Main: 416-397-6564
Toll Free: 1-800-274-3764

One to be elected by general vote of the French separate school electors.

Conseil Scolaire Viamonde

116 Cornelius Parkway
Toronto, ON  M6L 2K5

Main: 416-614-0844
Toll Free: 1-888-583-5383

One to be elected by general vote of the French public school electors.

Candidate Qualifications for a School Board Trustee

Who is qualified?

At the time of filing their nomination, the candidate must:

  • Be a qualified elector in accordance with Section 17 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, as amended, for the school board for which the person is a candidate. 
  • A resident within the area of jurisdiction of the school board.
  • Not disqualified for violations of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information.
  • Not disqualified by any Act from holding such office.
  • Not disqualified under the provisions of Section 219(4) of the Education Act.

Note: Employees of a board of education are subject to Section 30 of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996, which requires the board to give individuals that are employees a leave of absence, upon request. Such leave must begin on the day the employee is nominated and end on Voting Day. The person is deemed to have resigned upon taking office.

Who is disqualified?

The following persons are disqualified from seeking election to school boards:

  • Except during a leave of absence beginning no later than the day the person is nominated, an employee of a district school board or school authority.
  • A member of any municipal council, including a regional council.
  • A Clerk, Treasurer, Deputy Clerk or Deputy Treasurer of any municipality, all or part of which is included in the jurisdiction of the board or authority unless he or she takes an unpaid leave of absence, beginning no later than the day the person is nominated and ending on Voting Day.
  • A judge of any court.
  • Except if they cease being a member as of 2 p.m. on Nomination Day: 
    • A member of the Ontario Legislature
    • A member of the House of Commons
    • A member of the Senate
  • A person who is serving a sentence of imprisonment in a penal or correctional institution, including a sentence being served in the evening or on weekends (this does not include persons serving house arrest).
  • A corporation.
  • A person who was convicted of the corrupt practice described in Subsection 90(3) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 if Voting Day in the current election is less than five years after Voting Day in the election in respect of which he or she was convicted.
  • A person disqualified for violations of financial requirements or violations of requirements for filing financial information in accordance with the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.
  • Otherwise ineligible or disqualified under the Education Act or any other Act.

Note:  It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are qualified to seek the office for which they are being nominated.

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