This week, the DSB1 along with our partners at the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA), is working to raise civic awareness among our students by observing Local Government Week.
School board trustees are the oldest form of elected representation in Ontario. Since 1807, generations of community-minded citizens have made decisions on behalf of local, publicly funded schools, building the foundation of our system today. Our board of trustees sets our vision, develops policies, allocates resources, and sets the goals that lay the foundation driving programs and operations in the board. Collectively, they create our multi-year strategic plan for student achievement and well-being and recruit and monitor the performance of the Director of Education to ensure our progress in meeting our goals.
Local Government Week events in our schools may also include students observing school boards in session virtually or holding mock municipal elections. Our schools are being encouraged to include this educational opportunity in their events calendar.
For more information on Local Government Week, please visit the OPSBA