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Local Government Week - October 15th - 21st

October 16, 2017 – Local Government Week is designed to heighten awareness about the significant role local government plays in our communities. The OCDSB and the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association(OPSBA) support  a  wide range of opportunities for students to become more knowledgeable about the roles and responsibilities of municipal government.

Local Government Week events in our schools may include holding a Mayor for a Day student essay contest, or students holding mock municipal elections. This is an excellent opportunity for students to become better educated regarding the role of school board trustees. Students can attend a school board meeting or they can watch a meeting from the comfort of their home. All OCDSB Board and Committee of the Whole Meetings can be viewed live here.

School board trustees were first elected in 1807. Publicly funded schools were founded on the principal of community representation. OCDSB trustees set vision, develop policies and allocate resources. Collectively, they create the multi-year strategic plan for student achievement and well-being. They also recruit and monitor the performance of the Director of Education to ensure progress in meeting District goals.

The next Municipal and School Board Election happens on October 22, 2018.

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For more information please contact: Communications Officer, Sharlene Hunter at 613-596-8264.

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