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The following is a summary of information and considerations that all potential Candidates for School Trustee should be aware of before seeking election.


The Public Schools Act provides that a person is qualified to be nominated for, and elected as a trustee of a school board if the person is:

  • a Canadian Citizen;
  • at least 18 years of age on the day of the election;
  • a resident in the School Division for a period of at least six months at the date of the election (since September 17, 2008); and
  • not disqualified under any other provision of The Public Schools Act or any other legislation, and is not otherwise by law prohibited from being a trustee or from voting at elections in the School Division.
  1. Candidates for School Trustee do not have to reside in the Ward of the School Division in which they are seeking election, but must be a resident elector of the School Division.

  2. No pupil in regular attendance at school shall be a trustee of the school division.

  3. An employee of the same school board, school division or district, must take a leave of absence to serve as a trustee.
  • Candidates may obtain Nomination Papers from the City Clerk's Department, Main Floor, Council Building, 510 Main Street, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from the Winnipeg School Division Office, 1577 Wall Street East.
  • Candidates must file Nomination Papers in-person with the Senior Election Official during the Nomination Period commencing Tuesday, February 3, 2009 through to Monday, February 9, 2009. Nomination Papers must have a minimum of 25 signatures of voters whose names appear on the voters list.

    List of Nominated Candidates

    Order of Candidates’ Names on the Ballot
It is suggested that Candidates read the following guides for detailed information:

School Trustee Candidate's Guide

Manitoba Association of School Trustees - A Guide to School Boards and Trusteeship in Manitoba

Last update: 2009/02/10 go to top of page