School boards seeking trustees

Candidates are being sought for the Red Deer Public and Catholic School boards.

Candidates are being sought for the Red Deer Public and Catholic School boards.

Board trustees manage millions of tax dollars, employs hundreds of people and are responsible for educating more than 10,000 students.

Candidates must file their nomination papers by Sept. 23. The votes for both boards are a part of the October civic elections.

The public board is looking for new candidates as at least current board member, chairman Lawrence Lee, is seeking a seat on city council.

“Our decisions have tremendous impact on the local community,” said Lee in a release.

“Whether you have children in school or not, we encourage you to take an interest in choosing the people who will represent the diverse views and interests of the community.”

Election information is available on the district website at www.rdpsd.ab.ca.

More information on school boards is available on the Alberta School Boards Association’s website at www.asba.ab.ca.