Election Day: October 16, 2017
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PRSD Releases Official Nomination Results:
For immediate release
September 19, 2017 – The school board trustee nomination results are now official and it has been determined that school board trustee elections will be held in four of PRSD’s seven wards. Representation in three of PRSD’s wards has been determined by acclamation.
The official results are as follows:
Ward 1 – Red Earth Creek, Nampa and Peace River
• Christopher Jeremy Schneider - acclaimed
Ward 2 – Peace River and rural Peace River
• Wendy A. Goulet
• Crystal Owens
Ward 3 – Rural Peace River, Weberville, Dixonville, Deadwood, Manning and Hawk Hills
• Darren A. Kuester -incumbent
• Gerald Loewen
Ward 4 – Peace River, rural Peace River, Shaftesbury and Grimshaw
• Frederick Gordon Churchman - acclaimed
Ward 5 – Grimshaw, rural Grimshaw, Berwyn, Brownvale, Whitelaw, Bluesky, rural Fairview and Deer Hills
• Carmen Johnson - incumbent
• Lori Suzanne Leitch
Ward 6 – Fairview and rural Fairview
• Robyn Nicole Robertson- acclaimed
Ward 7- Hines Creek, rural Hines Creek, Worsley, Bear Canyon, Cleardale and Clear Hills
• James MacKay Ross
• Delainah Lee Velichka - incumbent
PRSD extends gratitude to those that put their names forward for school trusteeship and encourages community members to head to the polls on October 16, 2017.
Candidate profiles will be made public on September 20, 2017 on PRSD’s election web page and details regarding advance polls and voting stations will be posted when information is available.
PRSD Prepares for 2017 School Trustee Elections
For immediate release
April 10, 2017 – The community voice of locally-elected Alberta school board trustees is very important and that’s why preparations are well under way at Peace River School Division (PRSD) for this fall’s school board trustee elections.
“School board trustees are elected to serve and advocate for children and to be the voice of their local communities” says PRSD Board Chair Darren Kuester. “Education is one of the most important issues in every community, whether or not you have school-aged children, the education of our youth is everyone’s business and school trustees help to make schools and communities a better place.”
PRSD provides high quality public education that includes academic programming, fine arts, career and technology studies, second language studies, as well as a broad variety of wellness, leadership, mentorship, extracurricular and sports programs for approximately 2900 students in 21 schools. PRSD employs over 500 staff and operates school bus transportation for 3000 students attending four school districts in the region.
“Our communities are knowledgeable, engaged and care about education,” says Kuester. “That’s why we want to get the word out now that this is a school board election year, so people can start thinking about whether they would like to run and what they need to know before they make their decision. You do not need to have a background in education to be a school trustee – you just need to be passionate about serving students, community and have a willingness to learn.”
Nomination Day in Alberta is Monday, September 18, 2017 and municipal and school board trustee Election Day in Alberta is Monday, October 16, 2017.
Across the province, there are 61 public, separate and francophone school boards – all represented by the Alberta School Boards Association – with a total of more than 400 locally-elected school board trustees. School trustees collectively make decisions on behalf of about 600,000 students in kindergarten to Grade 12, and decide the best ways to allocate a total of $6 billion in taxpayer dollars on local education priorities.