Public Education Matters to Everyone!
Interested in running for school trustee? The nomination period begins September 10 and ends September 16 (September 3 to 9, DSFM only).
A quick overview of the fundamentals of running for office are coverd in our latest short, animated video. For more information, check out our Candidate Information Webinar. Our 2014 School Board Elections page for more resources and our YouTube channel has videos on trusteeship and school board service.
New Trustee Orientation Sessions and Board Chairs' Workshop
The association will be offering new trustee orientation sessions in Brandon and Winnipeg in late November. These sessions will provide newly elected trustees the opportunity to learn about their new and challenging role as governors of Manitoba's public education system as quickly as possible. In addition, a board chairs' workshop to be held in Winnipeg, will examine the chair's role and particular skills essential to board chair success. Program and registration packages will be sent to boards in October.
Reduced Speed Zones around Winnipeg Schools
The maximum speed around many Winnipeg elementary schools will be 30 kph from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, September to June. The reduced-speed zones will extend 150 metres from the edge of the property, including fields and playgrounds. There will be signs warning a reduced-speed zone is ahead, signs saying you're entering the zone and signs saying you're leaving the zone. Changes to the Highway Traffic Act allow local governments to change the school zone speed limits in their areas.
School Vandalism Watch
The association maintains a tip line (204-231-4556) for residents to use to report suspicious activity and acts of vandalism around schools in Winnipeg area during the summer months. Please report any major concerns such as: broken windows, graffiti, arson, mischief, on-site use of drugs or alcohol, etc. The Corps of Commissionaires security company will respond to calls and a mobile security unit will visit the scene as quickly as possible