School trustees are elected members of a board of education. School trustees represent the public and advocate for public education in their community. Boards of education co-govern school districts with the provincial government. B.C.’s Ministry of Education sets the curriculum, funding and legal framework for K-12 education. Trustees on a board of education work together to govern the school district and set direction on behalf of the community.

General local government elections in British Columbia are held every four years, including the elections for the offices of School District Trustees. The Board of Education of School District No. 38 (Richmond) is comprised of seven (7) Trustees.

The next general school trustee election will be held on October 15, 2022. The nomination period is from August 30 to September 9, 2022. The election will be conducted by the City of Richmond, and information about the upcoming election is available at the City’s website (

The next local government election will take place on October 15, 2022.


      Eligibility for Office

      Eligibility To run for school trustee, you must be a Canadian citizen age 18 or older on voting day. You must have been a B.C. resident for at least six months prior to registration. You must not be disqualified under the School Act or any other enactment from being nominated for, elected to or holding office as a trustee.

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