There are important elections coming this fall: Yukon school council elections take place Oct. 1.
School councils play an important role because of their ability to make decisions that have an impact on the direction and quality of public education, at the school, community and territorial levels.
School councils address public-education issues that are important to their community.
A locally elected school council plays an instrumental part in what and how the students learn.
School councils can help build, strengthen, and support the social, cultural and academic knowledge base of their community.
School councils keep the public in public education. Get out and participate in your school community!
Nomination papers are in school offices as of Sept. 10, and nominations close at noon on Sept. 20.
We encourage you to consider being a candidate, and to nominate candidates who will work as members of your school community team.
And finally, get out and vote for those you know will provide a broad base of community representation, all sharing the focus on what is best for student learning.
For more details on the election, go to www.electionsyukon.gov.yk.ca/school.html, or call Elections Yukon at 667-8683 or toll-free 1-866-668-8683.
If you’d like more information about school councils and their roles, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ayscbc.org.
Chair, Association of Yukon School Councils,
Boards and Committees