Red Deer Public School District

Election Information

Role of School Board Trustee

The School Act outlines the broad spectrum of the powers and duties of a School Board, which ensures public education is of high quality and meets local needs.  The Board of Trustees has responsibility to be in touch with the public's concerns, to make people aware of what the board does and why, and to give citizens every opportunity to have a say in what our children learn.  Specific responsibilities include: 

  • Advocating for public education
  • Ensuring each student and each staff member is provided with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning environment that respects diversity and fosters a sense of belonging.
  • Hiring and evaluating the Superintendent
  • Communicating, informing and involving parents, staff and the community-at-large in school board decisions and activities
  • Adopting an annual budget that achieves district priorities
  • Setting goals and priorities for the jurisdiction that achieve provincial standards, meet the needs of students and reflect the community's wishes
  • Making and enforcing policies that set out standards and expectations regarding the actions of administration, teachers and students
  • Lobbying municipal and provincial governments on education issues of importance to the jurisdiction
  • Adjudicating policy or decisions appeals
  • Understanding and supporting the important role that public education plays in the development of the community
  • Attending Board meetings and contributing to the business of the Board

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Meet and Greets

  • Don Campbell Elementary- Tuesday, October 10; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm