Are you interested in serving your community and guiding education by being a school board trustee? Boards of education co-govern school districts with the provincial government. B.C.’s Ministry of Education sets the curriculum, funding and legal framework for K-12 education. Trustees on a board of education work together to govern the school district and set direction on behalf of the community.
Nomination packages for those interested in running for school board trustee will be available on August 2nd. Packages are available at District of Sicamous, City of Enderby, City of Armstrong, Township of Spallumcheen, City of Salmon Arm, Regional District of North Okanagan, and at the SD83 District Education Support Centre.
Nominations for Trustee Electoral Areas 1, 2, and 3 will be accepted at the SD83 District Education Support Centre by the Chief Election Officer from 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 9, excluding weekends and statutory holidays.
Nominations for Trustee Electoral Area 4 (Salmon Arm) will be accepted at City Hall by the City of Salmon Arm’s Chief Election Officer from 9 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2022 to 4 p.m. on Friday, September 9, excluding weekends and statutory holidays.
Elections will be held for all five trustee seats on the School District No. 83 Board of Education during the local government elections on October 15, 2022. This is for a four year term. Elections are conducted according to the rules and regulations set out in the Local Government Act which governs local government elections throughout British Columbia.
Information for prospective trustees is available on the SD83 website. Including a Recording of Information Session for Prospective Trustees, A guide for school trustee candidates available from the BC School Trustees Association (BCSTA), and 2022 General Local Election – Key Dates.
SD83 appreciates the assistance of other local governments in running these elections. Please note the information for the two trustee seats in Salmon Arm will be listed in its advertising.
Below is the notice of nomination information which will be advertised in local newspapers in August.Notice-8-2-Notice-of-Nomination