PUBLIC NOTICE is given to the electors of Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 that a Trustee By-election will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2021 to elect one trustee to represent the Board of Education of School District 82 (Coast Mountains) for the period of April 2021 to November 2022 as follows:

Trustee (one)  –  Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) (the City of Terrace, northwest area of Kitimat-Stikine Regional District including New Remo, Kalum Lake Drive and Rosswood)

NOMINATIONS FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES:  Will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person between 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19 and 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2021 (excluding weekends) at the School District’s Board of Education Office located at 3211 Kenney Street (Building A), Terrace.  Nomination documents may be delivered by hand, mail, email or other delivery service.  Originals of the emailed nomination documents must be received by the Chief Election Officer by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021.

NOMINATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:00 P.M. FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2021

NOMINATION DOCUMENTS:  Are available on the Coast Mountains School District website by accessing the following link Nomination Documents & Instructions or by contacting Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at the Board of Education Office at (250) 638-4401 or carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

QUALIFICATIONS:  A person is qualified to be nominated, elected, and to hold office as a member of local government if they meet the following criteria:

  • Canadian citizen;
  • 18 years of age or older on general voting day March 6, 2021;
  • resident of British Columbia for at least six months immediately before the day nomination papers are filed;
  • not disqualified by the Local Government Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, being elected to or holding the office, or be otherwise disqualified by law.

CAMPAIGN PERIOD EXPENSE LIMITS:  In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2021 School Trustee By-election, the following expense limits for candidates during the campaign period apply:  Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) – $5,596.50

THIRD PARTY ADVERTISING LIMITS:  In accordance with the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, for the 2021 School Trustee By-election, the following third party advertising limits apply:  Trustee Electoral Area 2 (Terrace) – $750.00

For further information on campaign period expense limits and third party advertising limits, please contact Elections BC:

Toll-Free Tel: 1-855-952-0280 / Email: lecf@elections.bc.ca / Website: www.elections.bc.ca/lecf

LIST OF REGISTERED ELECTORS:  A list of registered resident electors will be available for public inspection at the Board of Education Office, during regular business hours from January 19, 2021 until close of general voting for the Trustee By-election.

For further information on the nomination process or list of electors, please contact:

Cathy Jackson (250) 635-1907, Chief Election Officer for:
Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82

For information regarding the operations of Coast Mountains School District 82 in general, please contact, Carole Gagnon, Executive Assistant at (250) 638-4401 or 1-855-635-4931, Local 4401.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE LOCAL BY-ELECTION PROCESS:

School Trustee Election Procedures in British Columbia – BC Ministry of Education Guide can be accessed at:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/administration/legislation-policy/school-trustee-election-procedures

The School Act, RSBC 1996 Chapter 412 can be accessed at:
http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/96412_00

British Columbia School Trustees Association’s The Role of Boards of Education and Trustees in BC and Boards of Education are Essential can be accessed at:
https://bcsta.org/about/about-trustees/

For Local Government Elections, Governance & Powers relating to General Local Elections visit:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/local-governments/governance-powers/general-local-elections

The Financial Disclosure Act can be accessed at:
http://www.bclaws.ca/EPLibraries/bclaws_new/document/ID/freeside/00_96139_01

Elections BC information including Local Elections Campaign Financing in B.C. for Candidates, Elector Organizations and their Financial Agents as well as How to Campaign Safely During COVID-19 can be accessed at:
https://elections.bc.ca/

RESOURCES:

A Guide for School Trustee Candidates

What Every Candidate Needs to Know

Candidate’s Guide to Local Elections in BC 2018

 

 

Coming Events
  • March 29: Back to School following Spring Break
  • March 30: Tsimshian Language Family Bingo Night, 6pm to 7pm (virtual)
  • April 2: Good Friday (schools are not in session)
  • April 5: Easter Monday (schools are not in session)
  • April 7: Business Cttee Meeting (virtual)
  • April 7: Education Cttee Meeting (virtual)
  • April 15: Strategic Planning Engagement Session, 12noon to 1pm (virtual)
  • April 21: Regular (Public) Board Meeting, 5pm (virtual)
  • April 22: Earth Day
  • April 23: Non-Instructional Day (schools are not in session)
  • April 28: Day of Mourning
  • April 29: Haisla Language Family Bingo (virtual), 6pm to 7pm

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