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Ontario Trustee Tracker
In 2022, Who Will Represent You?
School board trustees are municipally-elected representatives of the public who are the community’s advocate for public education. A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement, well-being and equity and to participate in making decisions that benefit the board’s entire jurisdiction while representing the interests of their constituents. Click here for more information on the role of trustees.
Over the last few years, we have seen trustees in school boards across Ontario demonstrate rampant anti-Black racism. From a YRDSB trustee calling one of our founding members the N-word, to HWDSB trustees directing racist remarks towards a student trustee, to an OCDSB trustee calling the police on Black youth playing basketball, and more, it is clear that something needs to be done.
Unfortunately, school board trustees are elected at the municipal level, which sees very low voter turnout and few citizens taking the time to inform themselves about the candidates. So, does your trustee have a passing grade? Parents of Black Children has begun tracking trustees across the province and providing recommendations as to whether or not they should be re-elected in 2022.
In 2022, we need to do better. We need to make sure that school trustees are committed to fighting anti-Black racism rather than perpetuating it.