Student Trustees

Limestone Learning Foundation

The Limestone District School Board has established three positions for Student Trustees to provide for the interests of students within its school system. One Student Trustee is elected to represent urban, one Student Trustee is elected to represent rural schools, and one Student Trustee is elected to represent Indigenous students to ensure accurate representation for all secondary students in the board.  

The Student Trustee position provides for the active involvement of students in their education and allows them to provide greater insight into student activities, programs and needs. This important role also encourages more student involvement in the district’s governance activities, and a greater awareness and understanding of mutual issues between and among the Board, school staff and students.

One Student Trustee is elected from our rural schools (Ernestown Secondary School, Granite Ridge Education Centre, Napanee District Secondary School, North Addington Education Centre and Sydenham High School). Another Student Trustee is elected from our urban schools (Bayridge Secondary School, Frontenac Secondary School, Kingston Secondary School, Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute, and La Salle Secondary School). Students enrolled in the Secondary Virtual School (SVS) are eligible in participate in the elections for Student Trustee, and would represent the position (Rural or Urban) according to their home school. A third Student Trustee is elected to represent Indigenous students in the board.

Student Trustees participate in voting of the Board of Trustees, however, their votes are non-binding.

OSTA-AECO and OPSBA Student Trustee Handbook provides Student Trustees and
Trustees of the Board with information to fully understand the requirements of the student trustee role.

2023-2024 (Current) Student Trustees:

  • Emily Eckloff, Indigenous Student Trustee, attending La Salle Secondary School
  • Andrea WangUrban Student Trustee, attending Kingston Secondary School
  • Ava Jean O'KeefeRural Student Trustee attending Sydenham High School

Student Trustee Elections

The position of Student Trustee is open to all senior students of the Limestone District School Board who meet the eligibility criteria listed on the Student Trustee Application Form. This policy extends the candidacy to any student who will be a senior student (in Grade 11, 12, or 12+) during the year in which they will be serving as a Trustee.

Elections are held in early winter for the following school year. Student Trustees may occupy the position for a one-year term only unless they are subsequently re-elected during regular Student Trustee elections.

Candidates must meet the eligibility criteria for the next academic year and submit a completed online application form by the due date. The application consists of a written response of 500 words to a question included in the online application.

Indigenous Student Trustee candidates will be invited to attend the Indigenous Student Leadership Circle where they will be selected by Indigenous secondary school students. This will take place on February 13, 2024 from 9am - 11am.

Urban and Rural Student Trustee candidates will be invited to attend the Tuesday, February 20 Interschool Council meeting where they will participate in a brief interview with the current members of the interschool council. If applicants are unable to attend the February 20 meeting, they should communicate that to Mr. Payne or Mr. Morrow by Monday, February 12, and work with the staff advisor in their building to ensure they can participate online.

Interested students are encouraged to reach out to current Student Trustees if they have questions or would like to learn more about the position. 

Application Forms:

Questions regarding the election process, or any of the Student Trustee positions, should be directed to  Mr. Michael Payne, Vice-Principal at La Salle Secondary School, Mr. Chris Morrow, Vice-Principal at Kingston Secondary School, and Ms. Liv RondeauVice-Principal Indigenous Education.

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.