Grand Erie District School Board welcomes its newest student trustees for the 2021-22 school year – Sierra Green, Carson Kitchen and Reilly Mitchell.
Each student trustee is elected to represent school communities throughout Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk Counties. Reilly Mitchell is from North Park Collegiate and Vocational School and represents students from the north in Brantford and Brant County. Carson Kitchen attends Simcoe Composite School and represents students from the south in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. Sierra Green hails from McKinnon Park Secondary School and will represent Indigenous students across Grand Erie.
“I’m excited to welcome the new student trustees to our upcoming Board Meetings and hear their input on the important work we’re doing on behalf of Grand Erie students, families, and staff,” said Greg Anderson, Board Chair. “The more ideas we have coming forward at the table for students by students, the better we can foster safe, inclusive, and nurturing school environments that promote all aspects of student success and well-being.”
Grand Erie received the results of the student trustee elections in early March. Candidates must be a registered full-time student in a Grand Erie secondary school. The term of student trustees is one year and extends from August 1 to July 31 of the following year. The incoming student trustees will receive mentorship from three members of the Board of Trustees appointed by the Chair and from outgoing student trustees.
“Grand Erie is delighted to welcome these new, youthful faces to the Board of Trustees to advocate on behalf of the students and schools in their communities,” said JoAnna Roberto, Director of Education. “The election of student trustees is one way that we can put students first in our decision-making process and build a better school system for the future. We look forward to working with them to ensure Success for Every Student in Grand Erie.”
Grand Erie District School Board represents nearly 18,000 students in 58 elementary schools and more than 7,500 students in 14 secondary schools within the city of Brantford and the counties of Brant, Haldimand, and Norfolk as well as students from Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.