Eligibility Declaration

All people joining a school board must sign an eligibility declaration. This is a legal requirement. There are two ways this can happen.

Before a board co-opts, appoints or selects a board member:

Note: the board is responsible for this process

  • Before someone joins a board into a co-opted  or appointed position, or into a selected parent representative position (see casual vacancy), they first must sign an eligibility declaration form.
  • To ensure potential board members are informed before they sign the eligibility declaration there is information on this form about people who are not eligible to be school board members.

During a school board election:                                                         

Note: the returning officer for an election manages this process

  • Anyone standing as a candidate in an election or by-election must first complete a nomination form. On this form is a candidate declaration of eligibility that they must sign.
  • It is recommended that the Returning Officer includes this information sheet with each nomination form. This ensures potential candidates are informed when they sign the eligibility declaration.

 

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