2023-2024 Student Trustees:
Congratulations to the newly elected 2023-24 Student Trustees Shrena & Sultan!
GRADE 11 STUDENT FROM CKSS
"Ever since I first heard about the Student Trustee role in elementary school - I instantly fell in love with the opportunity to lead change in the HDSB and knew it was a role I saw myself in. After years of involving myself in the HDSB Student Senate initiatives and hearing the voices/concerns of hundreds of HDSB students - I can't express in words how humbled, grateful and honoured I am that my dream has come true! I'm unbelievably excited to work with Sultan, board members and most importantly, the students to ensure the HDSB is always striving to support every student in reaching their potential throughout their schooling & beyond. The Student Trustee role means the world to me - after watching my predecessors voice student concerns and reach immense heights at the board level, I am excited to see where this role takes me. I hope to put my best foot forward in mitigating the barriers between the HDSB and the student's voices to uplift the incredible students who make up the HDSB!"
GRADE 11 STUDENT FROM APHS
"Being elected as one of the successful candidates to represent over 66,000 students in our board has been an unparalleled experience. I feel a great sense of excitement and anticipation for the work Shrena and I will be able to contribute to enhancing HDSB in the upcoming school year. I am deeply grateful to my friends, family, and teachers who have provided unwavering support throughout this journey. Without their encouragement, I would not have reached where I am today. Additionally, I am honored and grateful to all the students in the HDSB who placed their trust in me to safeguard their interests. I am optimistic about the future of this school board, and I am confident that we will achieve great things together!"
Student Trustee Candidates:
Elections Day: From Thursday February 23rd to Friday February 24th closing @5:30pm
What is a Trustee?
Being a Student Trustee is a very important commitment, one that has two of our senior students across Halton representing all 66,000 of our students. These two students sit on the Board of Trustees and serve as the voice of our student population while advocating for youth issues at the Board, regional and provincial levels. In addition to chairing the Student Senate and joining the Board of Trustees, Student Trustees also work with the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association (OSTA-AECO) to discuss educational issues across Ontario.
Student Trustees Candidates
This presentation reviews all the different steps you need to take to run for Student Trutee 2023!
How do I Qualify?
To qualify as candidates in this year’s election, students must fill out the candidacy application form and send it to Susan Thrasher (Executive Assistant and Office Supervisor) at email@example.com by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Additional election components including a 4-minute .mp4 video, written answer to trustee elections question, PDF of one 8.5x11 campaign poster for Senate social media accounts, and a student photograph (Headshots consisting of head and shoulders only in the photo) for ballot are due by 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13. Students currently in Grade 10 or 11 qualify for this leadership opportunity.