Elizabeth Crowe

York Catholic District School Board
Trustee Candidate


What does a School Board Trustee do for the people of Stouffville?
School Board trustees set policy and budget for the Board based on the government allocation of funding. We also set capital priorities. As individual trustees it is our job to listen to our constituents and to help them get their concerns addressed by Board administrators. As a Catholic Trustee, I am committed to ensuring that our students flourish
in Christ-centered learning environments.

Why would you be good at this job?
I have been a YCDSB trustee for 28 years and see my work as my vocation in life. I do not have another job and therefore am available and responsive to my constituents. I have the time to visit schools to be witness to the great things happening in our Stouffville schools and also to see first hand any concerns.

What issues are you concerned about? Why should the people of Stouffville share your concerns? Describe what a successful term with you as School Board Trustee would accomplish?

My platform:

  • Ensure that parents and students are informed and engaged as we transition to a JK-6 elementary school structure in Stouffville and a 7-12 high school model. This includes but is not limited to parent information evenings and setting up transition committees. There is a lot of anxiety and I promise to listen to concerns and have them addressed by staff.
  • Advocate for a late-start time for St. Katharine Drexel CHS as well as an Advanced Placement program and several Specialist High Skills Majors so as to meet the needs of all students.
  • Lobby YRT for school specials that will serve the new high school for those students that do not qualify for busing.
  • Advocate for field refurbishment at St. Brendan CES and repaving of the play area at St. Brigid CES.
  • work with the town on strategies to improve school traffic safety.
  • continue to lobby for more funding for special education and transportation
  • engage all stakeholders in the development of a new Strategic Plan for 2023-28.
  • develop strategies to improve school-parish relationships including exploring the possibility of a Catholic Education Corner in St.Mark’s Parish bulletin.