Key Dates

Dates for Successful Candidates to Consider

Following the General Election on October 18, 2021, the following dates are important for an Elected Trustee (please mark your calendars to save these dates):

Monday, October 25, 2021 - Organizational Meeting of the Board of Trustees - Start time 7:00 PM (Trustees will take the Oath of Office, choose the Board Chair and Vice-Chair for the operational year following the election and conduct specific business required for operations).

Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association (ACSTA) Convention & AGM - November 12-14, 2021 (Chateau Lacombe, Edmonton) An Annual Event, usually held in Edmonton at a local hotel. All GSACRD Trustees usually attend this event. Catholic trustees and administrators are brought together at the ACSTA Annual General Meeting and Convention.

Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Fall General Meeting - November 14-16, 2021 An Annual Event, usually held in Edmonton at a local hotel. All GSACRD Trustees usually attend this event. This past fall, school board trustees representing Alberta’s 61 locally-elected public, separate and francophone school boards attended Alberta School Boards Association’s (ASBA) first virtual Fall General Meeting (FGM) from November 16-17, 2020.

The two-day event included the Business Session as well as the Awards and Professional Development Program. The Honourable Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education, was in attendance to bring opening remarks to member trustees.

The Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) has a municipal election landing page which includes various resources and supports for new and returning trustees. This includes ASBA’s Trustee Election Guide (available in French and English); ASBA’s Trustee Campaign Checklist; and, various provincial legislation, resources and information packages.