Board approves development of disclosure bylaw

At yesterday’s regularly scheduled board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the development of a campaign disclosure bylaw. The new bylaw will apply to all candidates running for Edmonton Public School Board Trustee in the 2013 election.

“Our Board places a great deal of importance on transparency,” says Board Chair Sarah Hoffman. “We believe a campaign disclosure bylaw will enhance our Board’s ongoing commitment to govern in an open and transparent manner.”

The District has not previously required candidates running for the office of school board trustee to disclose their campaign contributions and expenses.  The Administration will now work to develop a bylaw for the Board’s consideration. The Board is authorized under the Local Authorities Election Act to create such a bylaw.