Role of School Trustees
The main functions of a school trustee include preparing for and participating in school board and committee meetings. Each school division has a school board made of school trustees. Policy is determined at public school board meetings and sets the direction for the school division.
School Trustees also attend meetings of the committees on which they serve. Most school boards have a number of committees that deal with areas such as finance, personnel, curriculum, and facilities. Other committees can be formed to deal with special projects or emerging issues. These committees create reports that generally go to the school board before being passed as policy.
Source: Page 21 of the 2010 Civic Election Candidate's Guide - School Trustee Candidates