Local school trustee elections allow the community an important opportunity to lead and oversee our valuable investment in public education. Trustees are hardworking community leaders who come together in the context of a board in support of student success. The work is demanding, but important and rewarding.
The British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) is a provincial voice for trustees and boards of education in BC. We offer trustees and school districts services and support, and we act as a provincial advocate for public education.
If you are running again, or considering running for school trustee, we thank you for your commitment to public education in BC.
While BCSTA can provide information to school trustee candidates, please remember to check with your local school district as you embark on your campaign. They might have candidate packages that include information and copies of the forms you will need.
2018 BC General Local Elections Resources:
- A Guide for School Trustee Candidates 2018 (PDF)
- A Guide for School Trustee Candidates 2018 (with customizable schedule)(PDF)
- Guide à l’intention des candidats et candidates aux élections scolaires 2018
BCSTA Trustee Elections Bulletins:
- Issue 01: March 7, 2018
- Issue 02: April 25, 2018
- Issue 03: May 04, 2018
- Issue 04: Aug 23, 2018
- Issue 05: Sept 14, 2018
Election Resource Links:
- School Trustee Election Procedures on gov.bc.ca
- BC Ministry of Education
- BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
- Elections BC
- Civic Info BC
- Local Elections Campaign Financing
As a way to increase the profile of school trustees, BCSTA launched the #ProudToBeASchoolTrustee social media campaign at our 2018 AGM.
Members are encouraged to share messages on social media about why they are #ProudToBeASchoolTrustee, including why they decided to run as a trustee, the work they are most proud to be involved in and the impact of their work in their communities.
We encourage everyone to use the hashtag, participate in the campaign, and spread the word about the important work of school trustees.