Education Act, Alberta’s legislature has delegated some authority for the governance of education to school boards. As statutory corporations, school boards have obligations to perform and they have powers to carry out these tasks.
The citizens of Calgary elect trustees to govern The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) on their behalf. Trustees are elected during the municipal election.
More information about the 2021 election, candidates and voting results is available on the
City of Calgary election website.
As required by Part 5.1, Municipal Election Finance and Contribution Disclosure, of the Local Authorities Election Act (LAEA), candidates for the 2021 General Election are required to file their campaign finance disclosure statements on or before March 1, 2022.
Details regarding completed public school board trustee candidates disclosure statements are available through the City of Calgary's disclosure of campaign finances web page.
The next municipal election will take place in 2025.
Legal Status of the CBE Board of Trustees
The school board is a corporate entity created under the authority of the Education Act.
- Each school division in Alberta is a statutory corporation established under section 77 of the
- Each trustee elected to the board of trustees is a director of the corporation.
The board of trustees is granted many types of authority to enable it to fulfil its mandate to provide kindergarten to Grade 12 education within the jurisdiction. There powers relate to providing educational services.
Role of the Board
To learn more, visit the Board of Trustees webpage.