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SCDSB Trustees

Trustees are locally-elected representatives of the public, and they are the community’s advocate 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. 

Simcoe County public ratepayers elect trustees to a four-year term. The SCDSB is governed by 12 trustees - 11 elected to represent the various municipalities of Simcoe County and one appointed to represent the county's First Nation communities.

Student Trustees - In addition, three students are elected by the SCDSB Student Senate to serve as trustees each year.  See more about this year's student trustees.

School Board Meetings - School Board meetings are usually held on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Education Centre. Board committees that help to break down the complexity of this large system include: Human Resources; Program; Business & Facilities; and, Special Education Advisory.

Board of Trustees for 2014-2018
A new Board of Trustees was elected during the municipal election on Oct. 27, 2014. The new board will be sworn in at the Dec. 1, 2014 Inaugural Meeting of the Board and will serve for the 2014-2018 term.

2010-2014 Board of Trustees   

  • Armstrong, Donna Trustee - Innisfil
  • Beacock, Peter Trustee - Oro-Medonte & Springwater (Chairperson)
  • Black, Nicole Trustee - New Tecumseth & Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Edwards, Debra Trustee - Orillia
  • Ley, Suzanne Trustee - Barrie, Wards 1,2,3
  • Lloyd, Jodi Trustee - Severn, Ramara & Tay
  • Locke, MicheleTrustee - Midland, Penetanguishene, Wasaga Beach & Tiny (Vice-Chairperson)
  • Mayne, Krista Trustee – Barrie Wards 4, 5, 6
  • Monague, Amanda Trustee - Representing First Nation Communities
  • North, Robert Trustee - Adjala-Tosorontio & Essa
  • Smith, CarolineTrustee - Collingwood and Clearview
  • Williams, Christine Trustee – Barrie Wards 7, 8, 9, 10

The role of Trustees  

1. Maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being and participate in making decisions that benefit the entire board.

2. Establish policy direction.

3. Fiscal responsibility - Annually approve the budget to ensure that financial resources are allocated to achieve the desired results.

4. Prepare for and participate in all committee and board meetings.

5. Be accountable to the province and the electorate.

6. Respond to the concerns of parents and others.




Trustee Representation Map - County 

Trustee Representation Map - Barrie 

Delegation Brochure

Delegation Brochure (ARCs)

Board By-laws (updated April 23, 2014)

Trustee Code of Conduct

Communicating Appreciation and Concerns

Trustee Tribute Criteria and Nomination Form 

Trustee Governance and Admin Manual