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2018 Municipal Election
The next Municipal and School Board Elections conducted under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 will be held on October 22, 2018 and will be for a four-year term.  Candidates are able to register and submit their nomination forms between May 1 and July 27, 2018.

Find out what school trustees do, how to become a trustee, how and where to vote, who is running in your ward or region and everything you need to know about school boards at:
In January 1998 through provincial legislation, the Durham District School Board was created. Under this new governance model, the number of new trustees for the new Durham District School Board was set at eleven. The following distribution was established in March 2018 by the Durham District School Board:

​3 trustees
​2 trustees
Whitby​ 3 trustees​
Pickering​ 2 trustees​
Brock/Uxbridge/Scugog​ 1 trustee​

The Minister of Education passed the "Student Achievement and School Board Governance Act" in December 2009. Under this legislation, Trustees have a responsibility to:

​(a) carry out his or her responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under this Act, the regulations and the guidelines issued under this Act, including but not limited to the board's duties under section 169.1;

(b ) attend and participate in meetings of the board, including meetings of board committees of which he or she is a member;
(c) consult with parents, students and supporters of the board on the board's multi-year plan;

(d) bring concerns of parents, students and supporters of the board to the attention of the board;

(e) uphold the implementation of any board resolution after it is passed by the board;

(f) entrust the day to day management of the board to its staff through the board's director of education;

(g) maintain focus on student achievement and well-being; and

(h) comply with the board's code of conduct.

The Ministry of Education has described the legislation in the following manner: 

"Consultations with our education partners have strengthened this legislation with amendments that reflect their input, demonstrating our respectful and collaborative approach. It reflects our government's goal to have everyone aligned - parents, teachers, principals, trustees and board staff - and focussed on student achievement and well-being."

The following attachments are provided for your information and review: 
  1. Candidate's Guide - 2018 Municipal Elections
  2. Good Governance Guide 2014
  3. Current List of Trustees (home addresses and phone numbers)
  4. Current Grouping of Schools for Trustee Liaison Purposes
  5. Board and Committee Meetings
  6. Committee Membership, 2018
  7. Responsibility and Code of Conduct (By-law #8)
  8. Policy: Trustee Criminal Reference Checks
  9. Regulation: Trustee Criminal Reference Checks
  10. Making a Difference for Kids (Running for Election as a School Board Trustee)
  11. Durham District School Board Calendar
  12. Durham Facts
  13. DDSB Priorities
  14. 2018-2021 Strategic Plan Brochure
  15. 2017/2018 Annual Report
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact the office of the Trustees at:  (905) 666-6363.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a trustee of the Durham District School Board. 

Yours sincerely, 

Lisa Millar,
Director of Education
Durham District School Board

All Candidates Meetings

Hosting A School Board Trustee
All Candidates Meeting Guide

Attend or organize an All Candidates Meeting - 11 x1 7 poster
Attend or organize an All Candidates Meeting - 8.5 x 11 poster


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Candidate's Guide - 
2018 Municipal Elections

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Good Governance Guide:
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Making a Difference
for Kids

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Contact Information

Policy:  Trusttee Criminal Reference Checks

Regulation: Trustee Criminal Reference Checks

By-law #8: Responsibility & Code of Conduct
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Board and Committee Meetings

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Trustees:  Family of Schools
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2018 Committee Membership

Durham District School Board

Strategic Plan Brochure

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Durham District School Board

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2017/2018 Annual Report

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Durham Facts


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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