Student Trustees act as a liaison between the school community and the Board. They are chosen by members of the York Region Presidents' Council (YRPC), a body consisting of all Student Council Presidents in York Region public secondary schools.
The main objective of the Student Trustee is to give the student population a meaningful voice in Board deliberations and to act as a conduit for the flow of information and ideas between trustees, senior staff and the student body.
Student Trustees are seated at the Board table, participate fully in the discussion portion of public Board meetings and provide a report, which is included as part of the official Board minutes. Student Trustees do not vote on matters before the Board for consideration.
Board Policy #221.0, Student Trustees, governs the role of Student Trustees during their term on the Board.
At the July 5, 2004 Board Meeting, trustees approved the appointment of two Student Trustees per school year. The Student Trustees’ term will commence August 1st and conclude July 31st of the subsequent year.