PVNC Catholic seeking candidates for position of Trustee for the City of Peterborough
July 17, 2023
The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board is seeking candidates for the position of Catholic Trustee to fill a Board vacancy and represent separate school ratepayers for the City of Peterborough. The appointed trustee will serve with the PVNC Catholic District School Board until the end of the current term of office in November 2026.
Applicants to fill the vacant seat must be:
- A Canadian citizen, at least 18 years of age; and residing within the jurisdiction of the Board.
- A baptized and practicing Roman Catholic, who is shown as an English-language Roman Catholic school supporter on the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) form.
- Not an employee of the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board, or any other district school board, or school authority in Ontario.
Note: Candidates do not have to reside within the City of Peterborough.
Catholic Trustee applicants are invited to submit an application package including the following:
- A cover letter
- A curriculum vitae outlining personal and professional experience
Application packages for this position must be submitted to the Director’s Office via email to [email protected] by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023.
Candidates who are selected for consideration will be contacted and asked to make a brief presentation to Trustees at a special public Board meeting in September 2023, indicating their interest in serving as a Trustee for our Board and their dedication to Catholic education.
For more information, please contact: [email protected] or call the Director’s Office at 705-748-4861 ext. 1247.
Background on the Role of a Catholic Trustee
School board trustees are representatives of the public, and they are the community’s advocates for public education. They are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the board in fulfilling its duties under the Education 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 board district while representing the interests of their constituents. Trustees must also communicate the views and decisions of the board back to their constituents.
The following information provides general expectations regarding the role of a Catholic School Board Trustee:
Attending Board and Committee Meetings
Regular Board meetings are held once per month, on Tuesday evenings during the school year in the Boardroom of the Catholic Education Centre, 1355 Lansdowne St. W., Peterborough.
Special Board meetings are held at the call of the Chair or at any time as determined by resolution of the Board.
In addition to Regular Board meetings, Trustees may be involved in various Statutory Committees, Standing Committees, and ad hoc or other committees
Trustees can expect to spend an average of at least three nights a month at Board and committee meetings for most of the school year. These meetings last, on average three to four hours.
Trustees may be requested to attend special events throughout the year. These may include school blessings, graduations, system-wide Mass, award ceremonies, Catholic Education Week activities, seminars, and provincial Catholic trustee association meetings and professional development opportunities.
Trustees may receive telephone calls or emails from their constituents. This is an important part of the trustee role and requires some time commitment.
Honoraria for Board Members is established by the Board in accordance with the Education Act and its attendant Regulations.