The Thames Valley District School Board is pleased to announce secondary students
Nika Bajaj and Sarah Chun as the Board's Student Trustees and Isabella Frick as
the Board's Indigenous Student Trustee for the 2017-18 school year. All three students
were successful in their bid to be elected at the Student Trustee Debate and Elections
held at the end of April.
Bajaj, a grade 11 student at Oakridge Secondary School, and Chun, a grade 10 student
at London Central Secondary School, will represent the interests of students from
London, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford Counties. Frick, who is the second Indigenous
Student Trustee at Thames Valley since the role's introduction last year, will represent
the Indigenous student body to ensure their education needs continue to be met.
In their roles, the student trustees will be non-voting members of the Board, but
will have the same opportunities for participation at Board meetings and committees
granted to the municipally-elected Trustees.
All three student trustees share in the important responsibility of bringing the
perspective of the Thames Valley student body to the Board table. As Co-Chairs of
the Student Advisory Council, they will meet throughout the year with students to
discuss and provide input on educational issues within individual schools and the