Trustees are members of the school board. They provide an important link between local communities and the school board, bringing the issues and concerns of their constituents to board discussions and decision making. The Ottawa Catholic Schools' Board of Trustees is made up of ten (10) trustees and two (2) student trustees. Board Trustees are elected every four (4) years during the municipal election. Student trustees are elected by their peers on an annual basis.
Our Trustees are accountable to our school community for the decisions made by the Board. They are available and accessible to the public to address concerns from the community with respect to Board policies and procedures. They also act as ambassadors for the system, officiating and speaking at school openings and events. Trustees are ombudspersons for students and community members, advocating a wide range of issues regarding Catholic education.