Board of Trustees 


 Board Trustees

Jane Michael

Jane Michael
Burlington Trustee
Wards 3 & 6
& Chair of the Board


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Arlene Iantomasi

Arlene Iantomasi
Burlington Trustee
Wards 1 & 2
& Vice Chair of the Board

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Susan Trites

Susan Trites
Burlington Trustee
Wards 4 & 5


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John Mark Rowe

John Mark Rowe
Halton Hills Trustee


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Diane Rabenda

Diane Rabenda
Milton Trustee

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Anthony Danko

Anthony Danko
Oakville Trustee


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Helena Karabela

Helena Karabela
Oakville Trustee


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Paul Marai

Paul Marai
Oakville Trustee


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Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
Oakville Trustee


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Expense report - period ending 31/08/2014
Expense report - period ending 31/08/2013
Expense report - period ending 31/08/2012
Expense report - period ending 31/08/2011


Trustee Honoraria 2014-2015


2015-June-Burlington Staying Connected Newsletter.pdf2015-June-Burlington Staying Connected Newsletter
2015-June-Halton Hills Staying Connected Newsletter.pdf2015-June-Halton Hills Staying Connected Newsletter
2015-June-Milton Staying Connected Newsletter.pdf2015-June-Milton Staying Connected Newsletter
2015-June-Oakville Staying Connected Newsletter.pdf2015-June-Oakville Staying Connected Newsletter
Burlington Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015.pdfBurlington Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015
Guidelines for Trustee Communications.pdfGuidelines for Trustee Communications
Halton Hills Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015.pdfHalton Hills Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015
Milton Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015.pdfMilton Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015
Oakville Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015.pdfOakville Staying Connected Newsletter - January 2015
Trustees Making A Difference - 2014B.pdfTrustees Making A Difference - 2014B
Trustees Making A Difference - Elections 2014.pdfTrustees Making A Difference - Elections 2014


The Halton Catholic School Board of Trustees consists of nine elected Trustees. Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election:  

  • 3 in Burlington
  • 1 in Halton Hills
  • 1 in Milton
  • 4 in Oakville

Trustees in Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville are elected at large, while Burlington trustees are elected by ward (1 & 2, 3 & 6, and 4 & 5). School supporters may contact any trustee, however, it is recommended they contact a trustee who represents their specific municipality.

Our Trustees are accountable to our school community for the decisions made by the Board. They are available and accessible to the public to address concerns from the community with respect to Board policies. They also act as ambassadors for the system, officiating and speaking at school openings and events, and advocating a wide range of issues regarding Catholic education.

The Role of Trustees

The main areas of responsibility for the Board of Trustees are:

  • system mission and goals
  • strategic planning
  • establishing and monitoring Board policies
  • monitoring the implementation of provincial education policies
  • establishing a budget and monitoring its implementation

Guidelines for Trustee Communications

The Halton Catholic District School Board recognizes that communication is an integral part of the role of its elected Trustees. Effective communication enhances a Trustee’s ability to represent constituents, and helps to encourage public participation, build understanding and consensus in the community, and build support for publicly funded Catholic education.

The Recommended Guidelines for Trustee ​Communications provide some guiding principles and strategies that will support and facilitate appropriate and consistent forms of communication between Trustees and their constituents.

Communications Protocol for Parents and Guardians

The Halton Catholic District School Board has established policies and procedures to ensure that parents and guardians will have their specific questions answered and/or concerns addressed. Trustees are always willing to listen to parental concerns, especially those pertaining to Board policy.

Trustees will often be contacted by parents with concerns about their child’s education. Parents are encouraged to follow the appropriate communication protocol, as per Policy V-9 Complaints - Parents and Public to Trustees.

When parents have a question about their child’s education or an individual school-based concern, they should contact their child’s school. 

  • Initially, the child’s teacher should be approached.
  • After speaking with the child’s teacher, if the matter is not yet resolved, the parent should then contact the School Principal.
  • After speaking with the School Principal, if the matter is not yet resolved, the parent should then contact the appropriate Superintendent of Education.
  • After speaking with the Superintendent of Education, if the matter is not yet resolved, the parent should then contact the Director of Education.

Most issues can be resolved at the school level. Our teachers and school administrators value open communication with parents and the opportunity to address concerns at the school level.

Student Trustees

There are 3 student trustees (1 from Burlington, 1 from North Halton (Halton Hills / Milton) and 1 from Oakville) are appointed annually by the Board to represent the interests of students.


The Education Act specifies that to be eligible to serve as a Catholic School Board trustee, an individual must be:

  • a Roman Catholic
  • a Catholic School Supporter
  • a resident within the jurisdiction of the district's Catholic School Board
  • a Canadian citizen
  • at least 18 years of age
  • eligible to be an elector of the school board for which the person is a candidate
  • not disqualified from holding office by the Municipal Elections Act or any other legislation

    * Board employees are not eligible to serve as trustees.


In the Halton Catholic District School Board, trustees' major areas of responsibility include:

  • establishing the System's mission and goals
  • providing programs for all students
  • establishing and monitoring Board policy
  • monitoring the implementation of provincial education policy
  • establishing a budget and monitoring its implementation
  • determining the type, size and location of schools
  • employing and compensating staff

The Board of Trustees meets on the first Tuesday and the third Tuesday of each month in the Board Room of the Catholic Education Centre - 802 Drury Lane, Burlington, Ontario.