Halton school board needs student trustees from Oakville, Milton, Burlington

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Published January 31, 2024 at 2:14 pm

The Halton school board is looking for high schoolers in Grades 11 or 12 from Burlington, Oakville, Milton and Halton Hills to be student trustees.

“Any student entering Grades 11 or 12 who currently attends a school full-time and is a pupil in good standing for entire year in the Halton District School Board can apply or be selected to be a school trustee,” said a Board spokesperson.

“They must demonstrate involvement in school, co-curricular or community activities and have written consent from their school principal and their parents or guardians if under 18 years of age.”

Trustees are representatives of their fellow students at the Board table. They vocalize the opinions of the students and strive to make change using the student voice.

There are three main responsibilities for student trustees:

  • Running student senate (once a month from 6 to 9 p.m.)
  • Attending Board meetings (twice a month from 7 to 10 p.m.)
  • Attending the Ontario Student Trustee Association’s conferences as well as being an active member of the organization

Student trustees have two seats on the Halton District School Board. These students provide the student voice on issues at Board meetings, Board events, conferences and much more.

Student Trustees also chair the Halton District School Board Student Senate composed of students from schools across Halton. As representatives of the region’s student voice, Student Trustees can become members of the Ontario Student Trustee’s Association (OSTA).

For more information, or to apply, visit the Board website.

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