Student Trustees and Student Senate

Student Trustees serve for a one-year term, beginning in August and ending in June of each school year. The election process for Student Trustees begins in March of each year. Interested students are encouraged to contact their school's principal. Student Trustees begin their work in August and join the Board of Trustees at the table in September.

Student trustees

This year's trustees:

Student Senate

Student Senate is a group of student leaders from secondary schools in the Durham District School Board. Student council presidents/prime ministers and two additional elected student leaders attend Student Senate meetings to represent their schools.

Students' Vision for Education


The group meets nine times per year. The goal is to create opportunities for communication and idea sharing between the school Board and its students. From Student Senate, the three student trustees bring issues, comments and concerns to the Board. A staff advisor also attends Student Senate meetings.

Meetings are held at the Education Centre on the first Monday of each month from October through June.

Constitution and By-Laws

Bill 78 and By-Law 14—Student Trustees govern the Student Senate. You can also view the Constitution of the Student Senate.

For more information, please contact the staff advisor for the Student Senate.