Are you interested in public education?  Do you enjoy serving your community?  If you have a desire to help govern a public school district, you might want to consider running in the election for school trustee.

School trustees are the members of the school district’s Board of Education.  They are locally elected representatives of the public and they are the community’s advocates for public education in their local school district.  They are required to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that assists the Board in fulfilling its duties under the School Act.

A trustee’s role is to maintain a focus on student achievement and well-being, and to participate in making decisions that benefit the entire district while representing the interests of their community.

On October 15, 2022 elections for local school trustees will be held in conjunction with the 2022 BC General Local Election.  Voters in BC will elect not only school trustees, but also mayors, councillors, and area directors for four-year terms on school boards, municipal councils, regional district boards and other public organizations.

Elections are conducted according to the rules and regulations set out in the Local Government Act which governs local government elections throughout British Columbia.

Nomination Period & Notice of Nomination

The nomination period for the 2022 Local Government Election will open on August 30 at 9:00 a.m. and close at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 9, 2022.  The public notice for the nomination period for Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 is available by accessing the following link:

CMSD82 Notice of Nomination – October 2022 

The Notice of Nomination for Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82 includes the following information:

  • Trustee Electoral Areas for School District 82 (Coast Mountains) which is comprised of seven (7) school trustees.
  • Qualifications for Office
  • Campaign Period Expense Limits
  • Third Party Advertising Limits
  • List of Registered Electors

Nominations for qualified candidates will be received by the Chief Election Officer or a designated person between 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 30, 2022 and 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2022 (excluding weekends and statutory holidays) at the offices listed below.

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 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022.  No nominations will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2022.

Nomination documents are available at the following locations from July 27, 2022 to the close of the nomination period:

  • Terrace: Board of Education Office: 3211 Kenney Street (Building A)
  • Kitimat: Municipal Office: 270 City Centre
  • New Hazelton: District Office: 4670 10th Avenue
  • Hazelton: Village Office: 4310 Field Street
  • Stewart: Municipal Office: 705 Brightwell Street

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

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

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

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  • Congratulations Graduating Class of 2023!
  • June 1 & 6 – Budget Working Committee Meetings
  • June 7 – Business Committee Meeting
  • June 7 – Education Committee Meeting
  • June 14 – Hybrid Regular Board Meeting (held in Stewart)
  • June 21 – Hybrid Regular Board Meeting (if required)
  • June 21 – National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • June 28 – Last Day of School
  • June 29 – Administrative Day (schools are not in session)
  • June 29-September 4 – Summer Break
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