Provincial Executive By-elections to be held
As a result of the October 22 school trustee elections, there are now two vacancies on the Provincial Executive: Vice-President (boards with 6000+ students) and Director, Region 3. In accordance with association by-law 7.7, we are holding by-elections to fill these vacancies.
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.
Contact your school division/district to register.
Free on-line webinar: Share the Sandbox! (November 5 at 12:00 Noon)
This 45 minute webinar looks at Teamwork 101 and as all trustees know or will soon know, the board authority rests with the whole board and not the individual. The best results come when everyone is pulling in the same direction. Download the resources for this webinar by clicking here.
To register, contact Janis Arnold at the association office.
Manitoba Votes Website
Manitoba Votes is a dedicated website that lists all candidates for municipal and school trustee elections. This site also containts contact information for candidates should votors wish to connect with candidates. Election results will be posted as soon as possible following the vote.
Our 2014 School Board Elections page contains information, resources and more to assist both the candidate and voter learn about trusteeship and school board service.