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 being informed about the candidates. To help you stay informed Parents of Black Children has begun tracking trustees from school boards across the province so you can make an informed decision about whether or not they should be re-elected in 2022.
Does your trustee have a passing grade?
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.
Click on Your Board to See How Your Trustees Measure Up
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Run for Trustee in 2022!
Now more than ever we need people dedicated to fighting anti-Black racism to run for school board trustee across Ontario. If you’re thinking about running, connect with us to discuss how we can support you.