Election day will be held on October 24, 2018 in Winnipeg. Citizens will have the opportunity to vote for Mayor, Councillors and School Trustees. Here are a few frequently asked questions:
Where can I find candidate information?
The City of Winnipeg website has a list of nominated candidates and more information about the people running for School Trustee. Open Democracy Manitoba has created a webpage with additional candidate facts and background information.
What is the role of a School Trustee?
Our trustees' main role is to maintain a focus on student success and well-being. They also participate in making decisions that benefit all of Pembina Trails, while representing the interests of his or her constituents. There are three aspects to the roles and responsibilities of a trustee: the corporate role; the legislative role; and the community relations and advocacy role.
In their corporate role, trustees:
•provide leadership and direction through guiding the Divisional Strategic Plan
•hire and evaluate the Superintendent of Education
•provide the necessary educational resources and services to support an education program that values excellence.
•establish the annual divisional budget
•consult with the community
•ensure that the Divisional Strategic Plan and Administrative Plan are followed and implemented
In their legislative role, trustees establish internal operational policy and approve positions on issues of importance to the division.
In their community relations and advocacy role, trustees advocate with the government and education partners for the school division and public education. They also advocate with the general public around the importance of public education.
What are the ward boundaries?
Pembina Trails School Division is divided into three wards. Three trustees are elected to represent each of the three wards. View a map of our division/ward boundaries.
Who can vote for a School Trustee?
To vote for School Trustee, you must be:
•a Canadian citizen
•18 years of age or older on Election Day (October 24, 2018)
•an actual resident of the School Division for a period of at least 6 months (since April 24, 2018 )
•an actual resident in the School Division Ward on Election Day (October 24, 2018 )
Visit the City of Winnipeg’s website to learn more about Election 2018.