2014-2015 Director's Annual Report to the Community
School Board Trustees 2014-2015
Public school trustees are the critical link between communities and school boards. They are elected by taxpayers during municipal elections every four years and are directly accountable to the community. The DDSB is currently governed by 11 trustees and have been elected to serve from December 1, 2014, to November 30, 2018.
Each December, the Board holds its annual internal elections to establish the Board Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Vice Chairperson of the Standing Committee and Chair of the Education Finance Committee.
Working together, a school trustee is responsible, as a member of the Board:
to govern and set policy
to govern for the provision of curriculum, facilities, human and financial resources
to advocate for the needs of their communities
as a constituency representative, to explain the policies and decisions of the Durham District School Board to residents
Trustees are available to help taxpayers, parents and others address any issues they may have about the public school system. Trustees meet as a Board on a regular basis and also participate on organized Standing Committees.