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2018 Trustee Elections

Thank you for considering standing for election to the SD51 (Boundary) Board. Being a School Board Trustee is a challenging and rewarding role. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions:

What exactly does a Trustee do?

The work of each trustee is unique. School trustees are the members of the school district’s board of education. They are locally-elected representatives of the public and they are the community’s advocates for public education in their local school district. They are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under the School Act. A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being, and to participate in making decisions that benefit the entire district while representing the interests of their community.

This document published by the British Columbia School Board Trustee Association provides more detail in to the roles and responsibility of a trustee.

What is the time commitment? 
Time commitments vary by trustee and the time of year. Board of Education meeting schedule for the Board can be found below. A list of committees and their representatives can be found under quick links (see left margin)

This document published by the British Columbia School Board Trustee Association provides an example of an annual schedule for one trustee.

What qualifications do I need? 
To be eligible to stand for election to a board of education:

  • you must be a Canadian citizen
  • 18 or older on voting day
  • a BC Resident for at least 6 months
  • not disqualified under the school act for holding office as a trustee

Trustees come from a wide range of backgrounds and all bring a unique skill set to their work. This document published by the British Columbia School Board Trustee Association lists some skills and experience that could be potential assets for trustee candidates.

Key Dates: 

  • Election Period: January 1, 2018 – September 21, 2018
  • Nomination Period: September 4, 2018 at 9:00 am – September 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
  • Deadline for Receiving Originals of Faxed or Emailed Nomination Documents: September 21, 2018 at 4 pm
  • Campaign Period: September 22, 2018 – October 20, 2018
  • General Voting Day: October 20, 2018
  • Financing Disclosure Statement Filing Deadline: January 18, 2019
  • Financing Disclosure Statement Late Filing Deadline with $500 Late Filing Fee: February 19, 2019

Other Information:

  • Nomination Packages: will be available at the School Board Office early August 2018

Additional Resources:

More information can be found at the following links.

BC School Act (Manual of School Law)

School Trustee Election Procedures (Ministry of Education)

General Local Elections 2018 (Local Government)

Trustee Elections 2018 Resources (BCSTA)

2018 General Local Elections (Elections BC)

Local Elections FAQ (Elections BC)

Expense Limits for 2018 General Local Elections (Elections BC)

CivicInfo BC (publication of election results and other election data)

Election Bylaw SD51 - click here

If you have any questions regarding the SD51 (Boundary) Election please feel free to contact:
Jeanette Hanlon - Chief Election Officer at or Charlene Wiebe - Deputy Chief Election Officer at or 250-442-8258.

The Boundary School District serves the communities of Christina Lake, Grand Forks, Greenwood, Midway, Rock Creek, Bridesville, Westbridge, Beaverdell, Big White and the surrounding rural areas.

Back row: Mark Danyluk, Doug Lacey, David Reid, Kevin Argue, Jeanette Hanlon, Katie Jepsen
Front row: Cindy Strukoff, Rose Zitko, Teresa Rezansoff, Cathy Riddle

Position Name Electoral Area Phone
Board Chair Cindy Strukoff
Area 'C' - Christina Lake 250-447-2608
Vice Chair Rosanna Zitko
Area 'E' - Kettle Valley North


Trustee Mark Danyluk
Area 'E' - Kettle Valley - Kettle Valley West
Trustee Katie Jepsen
City of Grand Forks 250-445-2279
Trustee David Reid
Area 'D' - Rural Grand Forks 250-442-3977
Trustee Cathy Riddle
Area 'E' - Kettle Valley East 250-445-6693
Trustee Teresa Rezansoff
City of Grand Forks 250-442-2240

• Regular Board Meetings (for the public) are held every 2nd Tuesday of each Month.
• Agenda is prepared and circulated four days prior to the meeting.
• Location of meetings are rotated (the third Regular Board Meeting is held at a the Boundary Learning Centre.



Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -- School Board Office
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -- Boundary Learning Centre, Midway
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -- School Board Office
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -- School Board Office
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 -- Boundary Learning Centre, Midway
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 -- School Board Office
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 -- School Board Office
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 -- Boundary Learning Centre, Midway
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -- School Board Office
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 -- School Board Office