What exactly do school board trustees bring to the table?
There are those of us who think that school trustees are a waste of space, along with the whole school board apparatus. Apparently, Kathleen Wynne agrees with us, at least partly, in that she has extended the freeze on trustee compensation. more In fact, it seems to me that the only reason the government is keeping the trustees and school boards in place is to have a convenient buffer in place when it comes to unpopular decisions like closing schools.
In Peel, where trustees earn about $27,000 a year, the chair says that "the government's move to freeze the honorariums was discouraging, because it appears the province does not think trustees are worth even cost-of-living increases".