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Municipal By-Election 2020 - City of Richmond Hill Wards 1, 2 and 4
Municipal By-Election 2020 - City of Richmond Hill Wards 1, 2 and 4

Election R​​​esults

The Clerk for the City of Richmond Hill has confirmed that Simon Cui was elected to the positon of school board trustees in the 2020 Municipal By-Election on Monday, October 19, 2020.  

Election Process ​and ​​Candidate Information

To support the Municipal By-Election process, the York Region District School Board engaged in several activities and posted information to support awareness of the role of school board trustee and registered candidates.  

Online Informat​ion S​ession: The Role of School Board Trustee

An online information session for individuals interested in learning about the role of school board trustee was held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

video recording of the online session​ is available for any member of the public who wishes to learn more.  The presentation (PDF) is also available.

All Candidates M​eeting

An All Candidates Meeting was held on Monday, October 5, 2020 to provide an opportunity for members of the public to learn about their school board trustee candidates. 

replay of the All Candidate's Presentation is available. 

Information submitted by each of the 15 registered candidates, is available below for review.  Additional information on candidates is available on the City of Richmond Hill Certified Candidates page.

Below is a summary of registered candidates.   

Note: Candidate Profiles were submitted by each candidate. The content of the Candidate Profiles, including positions and views, are those of each candidate and are not necessarily representative of the York Region District School Board.


Trustee Roles and Responsibi​lities

Under the Education Act, trustees are mandated to;

  • promote student achievement and well-being
  • deliver effective and appropriate educational programs
  • develop, maintain and monitor effectiveness of Board policies
  • develop, communicate and review annually a Multi-Year Strategic Plan
  • monitor the performance of the Director of Education
  • practice responsible stewardship of Board resources

For more information about Trustee Roles and Responsibilities, visit our website.

Candidate Qualification ​​Guid​elines and Eligibility to Vot​​​​e

Candidates must adhere to the qualification/disqualification guidelines outlined in Section 219 of the Education Act, and must be;

  • a Canadian citizen,
  • a resident of York Region,
  • at least 18 years of age, and
  • a public school elector (tax support). 

Public school supporters in York Region are eligible to vote for the position of Trustee in the York Region District School Board.  For questions or to change your school support preference, please contact your local Clerk’s Office.

Information for​ Public School ​​T​​rustee Candidates

There are several resources available for individuals interested in becoming a Public School Trustee Candidate.

About Yor​k Reg​ion District School Board:

About the Role ​of Public School Tr​ustee:

Trustee Hon​​oraria

Effective December 1, 2019, based on student enrolment calculations, in accordance with the Education Act and Ontario Regulation 357/06, Trustee honoraria is set at $24,038.09 for trustees, $29,038.09 and $34,038.09 for the Vice-Chair and Chair respectively. Calculations are reviewed annually.

Additional funds are allocated for reasonable miscellaneous, professional development and communication expenses incurred in a trustee’s term of office, as outlined in Policy and Procedure #220.0, Trustee Services.

Additional In​​formation and Questions:

For further information please Corporate Secretariat and Trustee Services by email or phone 905-727-0022 Ext. 2327 or 2217.​

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