New Frontiers School Board

Elections for our new Board of Directors will take place November 1, 2020.

With recent – and major – changes to the Education Act in Quebec (Law 40), school boards are becoming school service centres. At New Frontiers, this change will take place as of November 5, 2020. In preparation, we need to elect our first Board of Directors. 

In September, we will begin the process of seeking candidates to fill the 16 positions on our Board of Directors. In particular, we will be looking for:

• 10 parents, 1 from each of our 10 wards (see below), who also has a seat on one of our Governing Boards; and

• 6 community members who represent the following sectors:

• Governance, Ethics, Risk Management, Human Resources – 2 candidates

• Finance, Accounting, Material Resources – 2 candidates

• Community, Municipal, Sport, Culture, Health, Social Services – 1 candidate

• Someone aged between 18 & 35 years – 1 candidate

• 4 employees who represent the following categories:

• Professionals

• Support Staff

• Teachers

• In-school administrators

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  • Description and Map of Electoral Divisions

    For the upcoming school board elections, the New Frontiers School Board will be divided into ten (10) wards.

    Ward 1  Includes the Town of Lery.  Also includes a section of the City of Chateauguay that is described as follows:  starting at a point where the Chateauguay River and the municipal border meet in the north-east, this border, Saint-Bernard road, the Chateauguay River and the municipal border back to the starting point.  This division includes Ile Saint-Bernard (955 electors) MAP OF WARD 1

    Ward 2 Includes a section of the City of Chateauguay described as follows:  starting at a point where Saint-Bernard road and the north-east municipal border meet, this border, St. Jean-Baptiste Boulevard, St. Francis Boulevard, the Chateauguay River and Saint-Bernard road back to the starting point.  This division includes the Kahnawake Native Reserve. (1258 electors) MAP OF WARD 2

    Ward 3 Includes a section of the City of Chateauguay described as follows:  starting at a point where St. Francis Boulevard and St-Jean Baptiste Boulevard meet, St. Jean Baptiste Boulevard, D’Anjou Boulevard, the Chateauguay River, St-Francis Boulevard back to the starting point. (1193 electors) MAP OF WARD 3

    Ward 4 Includes a section of the City of Chateauguay described as follows:  starting at a point where D’Anjou Boulevard and St. Jean Baptiste Boulevard meet, St. Jean Baptiste, the municipal border, the Chateauguay River, and D’Anjou Boulevard back to the starting point. (952 electors) MAP OF WARD 4

    Ward 5 Includes the City of Mercier.  Also includes the section of the City of Chateauguay that is located to the east of St. Jean Baptiste Boulevard. (1176 electors) MAP OF WARD 5

    Ward 6 Includes the municipalities of Beauharnois (V), Salaberry-de-Valleyfield (V), St. Etienne de Beauharnois (M), Sainte Martine (M), and St Urbain-Premier (M). (962 electors) MAP OF WARD 6

    Ward 7 Includes the municipalities of Saint-Chrysostome (M), Sainte-Clothilde (M), Saint-Patrice-de-Sherrington (M), Havelock (CT), Hemmingford (CT), Hemmingford (VL) and Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle (P).  Also includes a section of the municipality of Saint-Cyprien-de-Napierville that is located east of Autoroute 15 and is within the territory of the School Board. (848 electors) MAP OF WARD 7

    Ward 8 Includes the municipalities of Howick (M), Ormstown (M), Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka (M), Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague (P) and Très-Saint-Sacrement (P). (1074 electors) MAP OF WARD 8

    Ward 9 Includes the municipalities of Elgin (M), Hinchinbrooke (M), and Franklin (M). (828 electors) MAP OF WARD 9

    Ward 10 Includes the municipalities of Saint-Anicet (M), Sainte-Barbe (M), Dundee (CT), Godmanchester (CT) and Huntingdon (V).  This division includes the Akwesasne Native Reserve. (908 electors) MAP OF WARD 10

  • Eligibility of Candidates

    To be elected, you must have the right to be entered on the list of electors of the school board and, on polling day, be domiciled on the territory of the school board for at least six months.

    Having the right to be entered on the list of electors does not mean that you are obliged to register on the list. However, you have to satisfy the following conditions :

    • Be a qualified elector on polling day
    • Be 18 years old
    • Be a Canadian citizen
    • Be domiciled on the territory of the school board and, for at least six months, in Quebec

    Note: You do not have to live in the electoral division where you would like to run. However, you can only run in one electoral division, or for one seat as a community member.

    • Not be under curatorship
    • Not be found guilty, over the past five years, of an offence that is deemed a corrupt election practice during an election or a referendum;
  • Candidates and Funding

    May a candidate solicit and receive contributions, incur expenses and contract loans for electoral purposes?

    Any candidate wishing to solicit and receive contributions, incur expenses and contract loans to finance their political activities must hold an authorization from the Chief Electoral Officer of Quebec.

    A candidate wishing to obtain such authorization for the November 1, 2020 Elections, may apply by contacting secgen@nfsb.qc.ca.