Board of Education trustees are elected during civic elections that are held every four years.
The next civic election is scheduled for November 9, 2020
Nominations will open no later than September 22, 2020 and close October 7, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools' Board of Education consists of 10 elected trustees. Seven at-large trustees represent Saskatoon, and one trustee represents each of our three subdivisions: rural areas around Saskatoon, including Martensville and Warman (Subdivision 1); Humboldt (Subdivision 2); and Biggar (Subdivision 3).
A Chair and Vice-Chair are chosen from among the 10 trustees.
Download Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools' Trustee Candidate Information package to learn more about the role of Catholic Board of Education trustees and becoming a candidate.
Learn more about Board of Education elections from Saskatchewan School Boards Association.
Who is eligible to become a Catholic board trustee?
A person is eligible to be nominated as a candidate for and to hold office as a Board member if he/she:
- is a voter of the school division on the day of the election;
- is a Canadian citizen at the time he/she submits nomination papers;
- has resided in the school division for at least three consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nominations papers are submitted;
- has resided in Saskatchewan for at least six consecutive months immediately preceding the date on which nomination papers are submitted;
- be Catholic (any Catholic rite, such as Roman, Ukrainian, Chaldean, etc., that recognizes the pope as leader of the church);
- have all people signing the nomination paper be Catholic.
Section 43(3) of The Local Government Election Act, 2015 acknowledges that an employee of the Board of Education may seek nomination and election to the Board if the employee has first obtained a leave of absence in accordance with s. 2-54(1)(a) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act. if a leave of . If that employee is elected to be a Board trustee, s. 43(4) of The Local Government Elections Act deems the employee to have to have resigned from the position of employment on the day before the day on which he/she is declared elected unless for any reason the results of the election are overturned.
Candidates must be nominated by an eligible Catholic elector of the school division; candidates cannot nominate themselves. The nomination paper must be signed by exactly 10 electors. An elector may sign the nomination papers of more than one person.
The nomination paper must state the name and address of the person nominated, as well as the name and address of each nominator. Nominations are not valid unless the candidate's nomination statement is signed by the candidate and witnessed by two people.
Pursuant to the Board's June 1, 2020 resolution:
- Candidates must submit a Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the past 3 months of the date the nomination papers are submitted.
- Candidates are required to provide their occupation. If retired, candidates can state retired along with the occupation retired from.
Candidates are required to provide a $100.00 deposit with the nomination form. This deposit will be returned following election day once all required forms are submitted, regardless of the percentage of votes received.
Download a nomination package
Learn more at https://www.saskatoon.ca/voting-elections