Running for Office
Lethbridge School Division promotes and encourages its interested citizens to run for the office of elected school board trustee. The Division is committed to providing an environment that will give all candidates fair access to the electorate.
Become a Trustee
The Local Authorities Election Act, states that a person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate in any election under this Act if on nomination day the person
(a) is eligible to vote
(b) has been a resident of the local jurisdiction for 6 consecutive months immediately preceding nomination day, and
(c) is not otherwise ineligible or disqualified
DISCLAIMER: It is the candidate’s responsibility to read and understand the legislation, or to seek appropriate legal or accounting advice from professionals as required. The candidate is responsible for ensuring that his or her campaign complies with all provincial laws.
Filing a Nomination Form
The nomination period for the 2021 general election begins on Jan. 1, 2021 and runs until noon on nomination day, which is Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.
Candidates who seek nomination for school board trustee must complete Form 4 – Nomination Paper and Candidate’s Acceptance. In addition, the candidate must also file Form 5 – Candidate Information.
Nominations must be signed by at least five electors. These electors must be residents of the school board on the date they signed the form, and they must be eligible to vote in the election.
If you wish to pick up or file nomination papers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for an appointment.
Here are a number of important dates to keep in mind for Trustees for Lethbridge School Division
October 22: Trustee Meet and Greet - noon to 1:30 p.m.
October 26: Trustee Swearing In and Orientation Module 2, Module 3A - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
November 2: Board Picture, Board Organizational Meeting and Board Meeting 1-6 p.m.
November 6: Board Orientation Module 3B, 9 a.m.-noon
November 14-16: ASBA Fall General Meeting (optional)
November 17: Board Orientation Module 3C; 5:30-8 p.m.
November 20: Board Orientation Module 3D: 9 a.m.-noon
November 23: November Board Meeting: 2-6 p.m.
December 7: Board Orientation Module 4: 5:30-8 p.m.
December 14: December Board Meeting: 2-6 p.m.
January 18: Board Orientation Module 5: 5:30-8 p.m.
January 25: January Board Meeting
February 1: Town Hall Meeting
February 15: February Board Meeting
March 3-4: Board Strategic Planning and Board Orientation Module 6
March 22: March Board Meeting
April 26: April Board Meeting
May 24: May Board Meeting
June 28: June Board Meeting
(The Board generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month from September to June. The meetings are held in the board room located in the Education Centre at 433-15th Street South. Board meetings begin at 3:30 p.m. and are open to the public.)