On Tuesday, December 1, 2020, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) held its annual election of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board. Patrick Murphy, Milton Trustee was elected as the new Chair, and Marvin Duarte​, Milton Trustee was acclaimed as the Vice-Chair of the Board for a second consecutive term! 

The term for the Chair and Vice-Chair is for a period of one year, commencing the first Board Meeting in December.

Quick Facts

  • Trustees are elected every four years during the municipal election. The last municipal election took place on October 22, 2018. 
  • The HCDSB is allocated a maximum of nine (9) school board Trustees. 
  • HCDSB Trustees represent ‘at large’ across each of the municipalities in Halton – Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. 
  • Trustees meet on the first Tuesday and the third Tuesday of each month to discuss matters related to student achievement; serving as ambassadors to our school communities and Catholic education; and accountable for the decisions made by the Board. Learn more about our HCDSB Trustees​.


“I look forward to serving as Chair of the Board, and to furthering our mandate as Catholic School Trustees to engage in fulsome discourse on important matters that support and enhance student achievement and instill confidence in our Board and in Catholic Education. I will work hard to ensure that we all have a full understanding of the impact of our decisions, while encouraging exploration of all sides of a proposed action.”  

– Patrick Murphy, Chair of the Board​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

“I would like to thank my fellow Trustees for putting their confidence in me to serve as Vice-Chair for another year! Over the coming year, I will work closely with the Chair to support and encourage collegial and constructive discussions at the Board table. I look forward to a positive and fruitful year ahead!” ​ 

– Marvin Duarte, Vice-Chair of the Board​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​