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Meet The Trustees

Your Trustees

Our Board, like every school board in Ontario, is governed by a Board of Trustees. The Trustees are elected by separate school taxpayers every four years during municipal elections and are directly accountable to the community. The current seven Trustees will serve from December 1, 2018, to November 30, 2022.

Trustee Contact Information
Loretta Durst Photo

Loretta Durst

Trustee – City of Kawartha Lakes

c/o PVNCCDSB
1355 Lansdowne Street W.
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3

(705) 742-5380
ldurst@pvnccdsb.on.ca 

Braden Leal – Board Chairperson

Trustee – City of Peterborough

c/o PVNCCDSB
1355 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3

(705) 743-6269
jleal@pvnccdsb.on.ca

Helen McCarthy

Trustee – City of Peterborough

c/o PVNCCDSB
1355 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3

Phone: (705) 872-8845
hmccarthy@pvnccdsb.on.ca

Trustee Jenny Leahy

Jenny Leahy

Trustee – Peterborough County

c/o PVNCCDSB
1355 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3

Phone: (705) 761-1806
jleahy@pvnccdsb.on.ca

Kevin MacKenzie – Vice-Chairperson

Trustee – Municipality of Clarington

c/o PVNCCDSB
1355 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3

Phone: (289) 356-7838
kmackenzie@pvnccdsb.on.ca

Linda Ainsworth

Trustee – Municipality of Clarington

c/o PVNCCDSB
1355 Lansdowne Street West
Peterborough, ON, K9J 7M3

Phone: (905) 419-1509
lainsworth@pvnccdsb.on.ca

Vacant

Trustee – Northumberland County

Read the Board Trustee Code of Conduct
Read the Code of Ethics for Catholic School Trustees

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Responsibilities

A Trustee will:

  • Govern and set policy for the Board
  • Govern the provision of curriculum, facilities, human, and financial resources for the Board
  • Advocate for their communities and explain the policies and decisions of the Board to residents

Qualifications

To qualify as an elected Trustee, a person must be, on voting day:

  • A Canadian citizen
  • 18 years of age or older
  • A resident within the area of jurisdiction of the Board
  • A Separate school elector

Student Trustee

Students are represented on the Board through the appointment of two Student Trustees who are selected by the Board-wide Student Council Liaison Committee. The Student Trustees participate in discussions and debates during public meetings.

The Student Trustees are representatives to, but not a member of the Board. Only the votes of elected Trustees are counted when Board decisions are made.

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