Board of Trustees

The Role of School Boards

A school board's key responsibility is to ensure that all children in their communities receive a quality education. Every 4 years, citizens elect school boards to act for the legislature in their local schools and communities.

School Boards are:

  • advocates for Alberta's children and education;
  • partners in education;
  • strategic governors;
  • political officials;
  • a bridge connecting the community, sharing information of the jurisdiction, the provincial government, and the public.

The Role of Trustees

Trustees are in touch with community stakeholders to understand what citizens value and want from their school communities. Trustees represent the entire jurisdiction.

Alberta School Boards Association

Catholic School Trustees

Catholic education is a special partnership between the school, the home, and the church. Catholic schools exist to offer parents a distinct education system for their children that develops students wholly: in spirit, in mind, and in body.

Catholic school trustees are elected to fulfill both the educational requirements mandated by Alberta Education and to ensure that Catholic values and principles are reflected in their policies and practices. Catholic school trustees are responsible for providing students with quality academic and spiritual education.

Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association


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