Section 55 of the Education Act requires school boards to provide for representation of student interests through the appointment of one or more secondary school students to a board.
The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) has two student representatives who are selected each year by the Board-wide Association of Student Council Chairs. Student trustees take part in discussions and debate during public meetings. In accordance with legislation, student trustees are representative, but not members of the Board. Their vote is recorded for the purpose of public record and for accountability to the student body however, it is recognized that only the votes of elected trustees are counted when Board decisions are made.
To contact our student trustees with concerns or suggestions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.