Thinking of Running for Trustee

Position of Wolf Creek Public Schools Trustee

Position of Wolf Creek Public Schools Trustee

Term of Office: 4 years

Number of Trustees: 6 Trustees in 5 Wards

Duties of a Trustee:

Trustees are politicians elected by and accountable to the community they serve. The province delegates to school boards, in the Education Act, the responsibility for conducting the affairs of the school jurisdiction. The board’s roles include:

  • Planning for the jurisdiction, setting priorities for the system in light of community wishes, available resources and sound educational practices;
  • Setting goals for the jurisdiction of, ensuring education stays in step with today’s world; hiring and evaluating the superintendent;
  • Adopting an annual budget for the school system;
  • Making policy to guide the administration and employees toward jurisdiction goals;
  • Communicating with the community and staff on behalf of the jurisdiction;
  • Ensuring education is given a high priority by the public and to keep the community aware of the jurisdiction’s achievements;
  • Gathering information in order to make sound decisions;
  • Adjudicating in policy or decisions appeals; and,
  • Lobbying all levels of government on behalf of education.

Remuneration and Benefits:

Board and other meetings: $200.00 per day

Mileage: 0.59¢/km for the first 5,000 km per year, 0.53¢/km thereafter

Conventions, Conferences: $200.00 per day

Accommodations: Actual cost

Breakfast: $15.00

Lunch: $20.00

Dinner: $30.00

Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan:

Elected trustees are eligible to participate in the Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan (ASEBP) subject to ASEBP eligibility rules. Where a trustee choosed to access these plans, the Board will pay 98% of the premiums for the eligible coverage accessed by the trustee.

Board Meetings:

Board meetings have typically been held the third Thursday of each month commencing at 9:00 a.m.

Committees:

Trustees serve on the following committees:

Trustees Appointed

A.T.A. Negotiating Committee 2

Audit Committee 6

Grievance Committee 2

Liaison Committee 2

Community Engagement & Public Relations 6

Student Review Committee 3

Other Appointments:

Board Representative to ASBA Zone 4 1 (with 1 alternate)

Board Representative to PSBAA 1 (with 1 alternate)

Nomination Forms

Obtaining

Nomination forms can be obtained beginning January 6, 2021 at:

If you have any concerns, please contact the Division office. Contact information listed below.

Filing

Nomination forms must be filed with the Returning Officer, or deputy, at the Division Office on or before Nomination Day, September 20, 2021 by 12:00 noon.

Withdrawal

  • A candidate may withdraw their nomination within 24 hours of the end of nomination day, up until 12:00 p.m the day after nomination day. A candidate must tell the Returning Officer in person and writing. 
  • There are instances where a Returning Officer won’t accept withdrawals.
    • If the number of remaining candidates doesn’t exceed the number of vacancies available after one or more candidates have withdrawn.
    • If the number of nominations received equals the number required to be elected at the close of nominations. 

For further information regarding Trusteeship or School Board elections, please contact:

Mr. Roger Hall, Secretary Treasurer
Returning Officer

Phone: 403-78-3473

Fax: 403-783-3483

Email: roger.hall@wolfcreek.ab.ca

Or

Mr. Kevin Pobuda, Assistant Secretary Treasurer
Substitute Returning Officer

Phone: 403-78-3473

Fax: 403-783-3483

Email: kevin.pobuda@wolfcreek.ab.ca

The Board recently passed a bylaw to adjust the Electoral Boundaries for equitable representation across the Division. The change came after an electoral ward boundary review in 2020, that included three public meetings seeking community input.

The map below displays the new Division Ward Map, effective for and following the fall Board of Trustees election.