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Parents Keep Your Eyes Peeled For Trustees

Parents Keep Your Eyes Peeled –
Trustees Are Everywhere

Parents taking their children to school at the start of the new year are being told to keep their eyes peeled for anyone they think will make a good school trustee. The trustee elections are being held nationwide in March.

“They may not be in the position of being a trustee themselves but they’re bound to know or see someone who could do the job really well,” says Janet Kelly, national elections co-ordinator.

“The trouble is that often those who would make great trustees often don’t know just how good they can be and all it needs is a little push from someone else to get them to stand for election.”

“What is needed is for parents to look around them as they take their children to school and when they see someone who will make a good candidate tap them on the shoulder and say “you’d make a great trustee,” and encourage them to stand.

Janet Kelly says trustees come from all walks of life and all have much to offer. A total of 14,000 parent representatives will be elected to 2,650 schools all around the country.

These are the fifth elections and the theme this year is “stand and be counted.”

“Trustees are telling us they have been pleased to be on their boards, helping children and their education, knowing they are making a worthwhile contribution to their schools.”

“It’s amazing what a huge impact trustees are having – and often it all starts with just a tap on the shoulder and someone encouraging you to stand and be counted,” says Janet Kelly.

Nominations for the elections open on February 28 for those parents wanting to stand, and close on March 16. The common voting date for schools is March 30.

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