Student Trustee Elections

Each year, students in Grades 5-12 have the opportunity to vote for the two student trustees who will represent their voice across York Region District School Board.

Thank you to all of the candidates who submitted an application, and thank you to everyone in Grades 5-12 who participated in the area voting.  Voting closed on February 22.


Meet your 2023-2024 student trustees

Lily Bates

Lily Bates

Indigenous Student Trustee

Huron Heights S.S.

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Anita Vasserman

Student Trustee

Thornhill S.S.

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Meilun Yu

Student Trustee

Markville S.S.



What do student trustees do?

  • Represent the voice of students across York Region District School Board. 
  • Network with students, staff and the Board of Trustees to share information that gives students a meaningful voice.
  • Have the opportunity to get involved at the provincial level. 
  • Develop valuable skills, experience and connections.

Learn more about the roles and responsibilities of student trustees.


Student Trustee Election Process

The Indigenous Student Trustee is determined through a separate process. 

Applications are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted a student trustee application. 

All candidates will be contacted via email to their GAPPS account.

Students voted for the student trustee candidate to represent their area (Central, East, North or West) on January 23-30, 2023.  

Students received information in their GAPPS email about how to vote. 

The four final candidates (one from each area of the Board) had an opportunity to campaign. 

Candidates shared brief campaign videos and participated in a panel discussion that were posted for students to view.

Voting for the two student trustees who will represent students in the 2023-2024 school year took place February 17-22, 2023. All students in Grades 5-12 can vote for student trustees.  Students received information in their GAPPS email about how to vote. 

Voting​ opened on February 17, 2023 and closed February 22, 2023.​ at 8:00 p.m.

The results of the election will be shared with the four candidates.

A formal communication will be sent from the Student Trustees via social media.


At the Board level, Trustee Services supports the work of the student trustees. Four Administrator advisors support the work of the York Region Presidents' Council (YRPC).

The two individuals elected to the role of Student Trustee for the year 2023-2024 will be provided with key dates and additional information to support their transition into this important role.



If you have any questions about the Student Trustee Election Process, please contact us.