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Board of Trustees

Board of Education

School Board Members Roles and Responsibilities

Gulf Island residents elect the Gulf Islands School Board, a group of seven trustees, at large every four years. The community elects the board to represent them in the conduct of public education, and to exercise their judgment in setting policies and making decisions.

The School Act is the provincial legislation that defines the powers and duties of school boards, and the duties, rights and responsibilities of other partners in the public education community, including students, parents, teachers, principals and members of the community. The provincial Ministry of Education has responsibility for public education in British Columbia, sets the basic curriculum and provides the school district’s funding.

The board establishes advisory committees to consult with a variety of partners, and makes decisions on the basis of clear educational philosophy and goals in keeping with the board’s Mission Statements.

Board Committees and their Trustee Members (pdf)


Photo of Trustee and Board Chair Tisha Boulter
Chair, Tisha Boulter
Salt Spring Island

Photo of Trustee and Vice Chair Chaya Katrensky
Vice Chair, Chaya Katrensky
Saturna Island

Photo of Trustee Rob Pingle
Rob Pingle
Salt Spring Island

Jeannine Georgeson
Galiano Island

Greg Lucas
Pender Islands

Deborah Luporini
Mayne Island

Nancy Macdonald
Salt Spring Island

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