Local Government Week (LGW) aims to increase youth and public awareness about the important role local government plays in our communities. Please join OPSBA, our member trustees and our education partners in raising civic awareness and promoting the role of trustees among Ontario students. We know many trustees visit their schools regularly and we encourage them to consider arranging classroom visits with Grade 5 Social Studies and Grade 10 Civics students to discuss the important democratic role of a school board trustee. As always, trustees should follow their board protocols for setting up school visits when determining the most appropriate time for these visits. These could in fact, occur, after the official LGW when a classroom teacher is discussing this unit.
OPSBA has updated resources to facilitate your classroom sessions, including a Word document and a short PowerPoint presentation. Common information includes: