TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario's future depends on parents,
teachers, principals, supervisory officers, educational workers and an
electorate that cares about our education system. On Monday, October 27th, municipal and school board elections will be held throughout the
province. In every town, city and region, voters will choose school
trustees for 72 school boards.
That's why the Ontario Public School Boards' Association and the Ontario
Catholic School Trustees' Association -- along with L'Association des
conseils scolaires des écoles publiques de l'Ontario and L'Association
franco-ontarienne des conseils scolaires catholiques - have come
together to create a unique new website that profiles school board
trustee candidates in all 72 school boards across the province.
The site is unique because for the first time, the public can easily
access information about trustee candidates based on where they live
and what school board they support. This will help voters make informed
choices on Election Day.
The comprehensive website, elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org, also features:
Brand new videos promoting the role of trustees and school board
Downloadable guides on Running for School Board Trustee or Hosting an
All Candidates Meeting
Printable posters for download to promote the election
Information on school boards and the public education system in Ontario
Backgrounders on trustee responsibilities, becoming a trustee, time
commitments, election finances, key dates and candidate FAQs
Details on why, how, when and where to vote
School board trustees are the only democratically elected individuals
responsible for the education of Ontario's children. The project's goal
is to help Ontarians understand what trustees do, promote school board
elections and encourage new candidates to run.
School board elections will be held province-wide simultaneously with
Ontario's municipal elections on October 27, 2014. To learn more, visit
elections.ontarioschooltrustees.org. Get yourself into the picture.
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SOURCE: Ontario Public School Boards' Association
For further information:
Director of Communications
Ontario Public School Boards' Association
(416) 340-2540, ext. 111
Coordinator, Communications & Media Relations
Ontario Catholic School Trustees' Association
(416) 932-9460, ext. 232