Public Hearings on Trustee Electoral Areas

Public hearings will be held pursuant to School District No. 46 (Sunshine Coast) Bylaw No. 73 (Electoral Areas Bylaw) and Ministry of Education Trustee Variation Guidelines.  

The Ministry of Education recently acknowledged that certain Sechelt Indian Government District (SIGD) lands had been omitted from the metes and bounds descriptions of the district’s Trustee Electoral Areas (TEAs). The Ministry has requested the Board’s cooperation in updating the electoral areas for the school district. The board has considered several options and has evaluated them against a range of criteria, including voter parity.

At its Regular Board Meeting of February 8, 2017, the Board passed the following motion: “THAT the board proceed with three regional public consultations, taking place during February-April, on the following options:  Option A: Listing SIGD lands within the geographic region that borders them, Option B: Including the excluded SIGD lands in the Sechelt TEA and combining Gibsons with Areas D,E & F”

Two scenarios will be put forward for consideration:

Three Public hearings have been scheduled for:

·      Thurs. Feb. 23 from 6-7 pm at Elphinstone Secondary

·      Tues. Mar. 7 from 6-7 pm at Pender Harbour Secondary

·      Wed. Mar. 29 from 6-7 pm at Chatelech Secondary

Written input will be received until April 12, 2017 and can be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Under the School Act, the Minister of Education makes the final decision regarding trustee electoral areas. Any changes to the trustee electoral areas would be in place prior to the October 2018 election.

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