School Board Elections Information - Exercise Your Right to Vote on Saturday, October 20, 2012
Serving as a school board member is one of the ways of contributing to your community. School board members have the opportunity to directly influence decisions related to schools and in particular the education of our children and youth.
Public education is everyone’s responsibility. That’s why your participation in the 2012 school board elections is so important. Cast your vote at the polls on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Some of a school board member’s main areas of responsibility include:
- Student Achievement
- Policy-Making and Oversight
- Financial Oversight
Did You Know?
- There are eight school boards in Nova Scotia serving over 126,000 students - seven regional Anglophone school boards and one provincial Francophone school board.
- The term of office of a school board member is four years.
- There is one seat on each of the seven regional school boards for an African Nova Scotia representative. These positions are elected as part of the school board elections.
- There is one seat on each of the seven regional school boards for a Mi'Kmaq representative.
- SRSB serves students and school communities in Antigonish, Guysborough, Inverness and Richmond counties, a geographic area of approximately 11,000 sq. km.
- There are approximately 6,800 students attending 24 schools under the jurisdiction of the Strait Regional School Board.
Nova Scotia School Boards Association (NSSBA)
- Nova Scotia School Board Elections 2012
- 2012 School Board Elections Candidates Guide
- www.nssba.ca /1-902-491-2856
Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations
- Elections Information
- Candidate's Guide to Municipal and School Board Elections
- Municipal Elections Act
Nova Scotia Department of Education
Strait Regional School Board
The school board elections are administered by the Returning Officers for each municipality. Questions can be directed to your local returning officer by accessing the Contact List for Returning Officers.