Celebrating Local Government Week: October 15-21, 2017
Highlighting Catholic School Trustees
October 15-21 has been designated by the province of Ontario as Local Government Week with the goal of increasing youth and public awareness about the role local government plays in our communities.
Local school trustees are an integral part of publicly funded school boards in Ontario. Dufferin-Peel's Catholic schools are overseen by a board of 11 elected trustees. Trustees serve as system leaders of publically funded education in their communities and province. They work collaboratively with their community to shape a vision for the board that is reflective of the input of parents, students and community members. Trustees advocate for excellence in education and act as role models to engender confidence in publically funded education. In addition, Catholic school trustees have a clearly defined role as stewards and guardians of Catholic education. Two student trustee representatives, elected by their peers, also sit with the board in a non-voting capacity.
Regular meetings of the board are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Catholic Education Centre at 40 Matheson Boulevard West in Mississauga.
Read more information about the Role of the Catholic School Trustee.
Links to additional information about Catholic school trustees