Trustee Elections


British Columbia general local government elections are held every four years, including the elections for the offices of School District Trustees. The next local government election general voting day is October 15, 2022.

On June 28, Comox Valley Schools held an information session for people interested in being a school trustee. A PDF of the presentation with key facts and information can from this event can be seen here.

Board Composition:

The Board of Education of School District No. 71 (Comox Valley) is comprised of 7 Trustees, covering six areas in the Comox Valley. Further information can be found in the Board’s Trustee Election Bylaw

Role of the Trustee:

The role of the trustee is to contribute to the Board as it conducts its legislated mandate. The oath of office taken by each trustee when they assume office binds that person to work diligently and faithfully in the cause of public education. A trustee must first be concerned with the interests of the School Board. As members of the corporate board, trustees are accountable to the public for the collective decisions of the Board, and for the delivery and quality of educational services.

Qualification for Office:

The overall qualifications for nomination, election and appointment are that the person meet the following requirements:

  • an individual who is, or will be on general voting day or effective date of appointment, age 18 or older;
  • a Canadian citizen;
  • a resident of British Columbia for at least six months before the date of the nomination, election, or appointment; and
  • not disqualified under the School Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, elected to, or holding office as trustee. [School Act, section 32 (1)]

Nomination forms can be obtained at School Trustee Forms Package (PDF)

Resources:

Please visit the British Columbia School Trustees Association (BCSTA) website for further information on School Trustee Elections including:

For 2022 General Local Elections information, go to Elections BC

Provincial School Trustee election procedures can be found here: School Trustee Procedures