Vote to Elect Your Local Public School Trustee.
Trustees, as part of the Clearview Public Schools, make vital decisions about how education is delivered in your community. School board decisions affect our children’s education and the cultural, social and economic life of our local communities. If you have a passion and interest in the success of educating children and a vision for local education, consider running for school board.
Nominations for Clearview Trustees are In! (September 18, 2017)
Nominations for Clearview Trustees are In! (Updated) (September 19, 2017)
Public forum for trustee candidates is coming up! (October 10, 2017)
Decision Time! (October 13, 2017)
Clearview election results are in! (October 16, 2017)
Upcoming Key Dates (2017)
October 4 Advance voting for Ward 3 (Town of Stettler) (11am-7pm)
October 7 Advance voting for Ward 3 (Town of Stettler) (11am-7pm)
October 10 Public Forum for Trustee Candidates (7pm at the Stettler Recreation Centre)
October 11 Advance voting for Ward 3 (Town of Stettler) (11am-7pm)
October 12 Advance voting for Ward 4 (Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor and areas, as well as Halkirk and Halkirk West areas)
October 13 Advance voting for Ward 4 (Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor and areas, as well as Halkirk and Halkirk West areas)
October 16 Election Day
October 26 Board Orientation, Organizational Meeting, and Regular Meeting (day time)
November 16 Regular Meeting
November 30 Regular Meeting (approve Clearview's education plan, final budget, and financial statements)
Candidates for 2017
Nominations closed at noon on Monday, September 18, 2017 for the upcoming October 16, 2017 elections.
Four wards were determined by acclamation,
- Ward 1 (North and west of the Town of Stettler, including Erskine, Erskine north area, Donalda and area)
- Ward 2 (Big Valley and area, as well as Erskine south area)
- Ward 5 (Castor and area, as well as Halkirk east area)
- Ward 6 (Coronation, Brownfield and areas)
Congratulations to Guy Neitz (Ward 1), Kimberley Smyth (Ward 2), Erika Grice (Ward 5), and Ken Checkel (Ward 6) on their commitment to represent their areas for the next four years as a trustee for the Clearview Public Schools. Ken Checkel will return as the incumbent trustee for Ward 6.
Two wards will see elections on October 16, 2017. Elections are expected in Ward 3 (Town of Stettler) and Ward 4 (Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor and areas, as well as Halkirk and Halkirk west areas).
Ward 3 (Two Positions)
Town of Stettler
Scott, Rebecca (Becky)
The Town of Stettler Corporate Limits
Ward 4 (One Position)
Botha, Gadsby, Byemoor and areas,
as well as Halkirk and Halkirk West areas
Range 16, Townships 33 to 41
Click HERE for contact information for all candidates.
Polling stations for public school trustees will be set up throughout our communities and at the same location as municipal elections, including the communities of the Town of Stettler, Botha, and Byemoor. Click on the title above for more information.
(Information helpful to assist potential candidates on general regulations, information on election expenses, and election signs)
The purpose of campaigning is to convince the electors of your Ward that you are the best candidate for the position. Campaigns can include talking to people, putting up signs, handing out brochures, running ads in the newspapers and giving interviews to the media. Click on the title above for more information.
(Detailed maps and descriptions for Clearview's wards and a map of Roman Catholic wards. Click on the title above for more information.)
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Being a Trustee
As an elected member, a Trustee must balance the responsibilities and relationships inherent in their role:
- establishes the strategic plan and budget for Clearview
- participates in decision-making processes and appeal processes of the Board
- participates and communicates on committees of the Board or as Board representatives
- participates on provincial associations meetings, such as the Alberta School Boards Association
- communicates the Board's decisions to communities
- attends school council meetings
- Up to two regular meetings per month
- Dates and times are established by the Board (currently meetings are from 10:00am to 4:00pm)
- Engagement in committees is also available. Click HERE for the list of current committees.
- Four-year term
A Chair and Vice-Chair are not elected separately, and are chosen by the Board at the Organizational Meeting and typically annually thereafter. There are no terms or limits to the number of times a trustee can serve as Chair or Vice-Chair.
Clearview Key Information and Reports
For more information please contact Peter Neale (Associate Superintendent/Returning Officer) at 403-742-3331 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.