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.

Students who will be in Grade 11 or 12 in a York Region District School Board secondary school in the 2023-2024 school year are eligible to apply. 

    Area voting is now open

    In this first round of voting, all students in Grades 5-12 will have an opportunity to vote for a student trustee candidate to represent their area of the board. There are four areas. 

    Voting will take place between January 23-30, 2023. Voting closes January 30, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

    All students in Grades 5-12 will receive a message in their GAPPS accounts. The email will include a link to a site where you can learn about the candidates in your area and vote. 

    This is your opportunity to have your say in who will represent your voice in the next school year. We encourage you to take the time to vote. 

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    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.

    Lean more about the roles and responsibilities of student trustees.

     

    Student Trustee Election 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 will visit the website and vote for the student trustee candidate who will represent their area (Central, East, North or West) on January 23-30, 2023.  

    Students will receive information in their GAPPS email about how to vote. 

    The four final candidates (one from each area of the board) will be notified, and will have an opportunity to campaign. 

    IMPORTANT: No applicant or candidate may campaign prior to the campaign period beginning February 6, 2023.

    Once the four candidates have been notified, they will work with the current Student Trustees and staff to develop a short, two-minute video. The information on your application form and this video will be posted on the Student Trustee webpages to support student electors in making an educated decision on Election Day.

    Criteria and information to be included in these resources will be provided to each of the four candidates.

    Starting on February 6, 2023 the four candidates may begin campaigning. Information about each candidate will be posted on this page, communicated to student electors and shared via social media.

    • During this period, candidates will participate in several events to elevate student voice. This may include a live-streamed all-candidates debate and a short presentation to the Board of Trustees.

    • All eligible student electors will be provided with information about the candidates and how they can vote.

    • The campaign period ends at 11:59 p.m. on February 16, 2023.

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

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

    The results of the election will be shared with the four candidates at a predetermined time on Thursday, February 24, 2023.

    A formal communication will be sent from the Student Trustees via social media on Thursday, February 24, 2023

    The results will be posted on this page.

     

    At the Board level, Administrative, Legal and Trustee Services supports the work of the student trustees. Four Administrator advisors support the work of the 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.

     

    Questions?

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