Advocates, Guardians and Stewards of Catholic Education
At the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, our eight trustees are more than elected officials representing the members of our school communities. Their role as Catholic trustees also includes a spiritual responsibility as they are called to be stewards of faith for the students in our schools. They provide leadership and governance for the Board within the context of our faith and Gospel values. In addition to our elected officials, there are student trustees who represent the voice of students on the Board.
Catholic trustees are persons of faith, with a vision of life that is centred in the person of Jesus. In their role, they promote excellence in academic programs steeped in the message of the Gospel. They also publicly promote and defend the religious dimensions of our Catholic schools.
Along with the senior leadership team of the Board, our trustees continue to set direction for the Board through the development of governing by-laws and policies, approving an annual balanced budget, establishing system priorities and making decisions that ensure our students receive the highest quality of faith-filled learning. Our Catholic trustees work tirelessly to fulfil their ministry and to promote the inclusion of a Catholic dimension in policies, practices, programs and decision making.