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Policy 30: Ward Boundaries

As per the Education Act, the Board may from time to time undertake a review of electoral wards to ensure that effective and equal representation is maintained. Such a review shall consider both the number of trustees and the ward boundaries.

This policy is intended to inform elections held under the Local Authorities Election Act. A review of ward boundaries shall include consultation with appropriate stakeholders. The Board reserves the right to determine the method of review. When reviewing wards boundaries, the Board may take into consideration any factors it considers appropriate, including but not limited to the following criteria:

  1. Number of Trustees: Consideration shall be given as to the number of trustees required for effective governance keeping in mind the prudent use of resources, workload and accessibility.
  2. Population/Number of Electors: The primary factor in designing ward boundaries will be the total number of electors. The population of a proposed electoral division must not be more than 25% above nor more than 25% below the average population of all the proposed electoral divisions.
  3. Easily Identifiable Borders: Ward boundaries should be clear and easily identifiable so as to avoid voter confusion. Roads, existing municipal boundaries or geographical features should be used for boundaries. In so far as it is possible they should avoid having a voter go to two different polling stations for municipal and school board elections.

As of 2020, the current ward boundaries and structures are reflected in Appendix A. 

A visual representation of the established boundaries are reflected in Appendix B.