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Governing Board


The governing board’s role is to provide the overall direction for the school and to take decisions which are in the students’ best interest. The principal is responsible for administering the day-to-day operation of the school. 

The governing board provides for equal representation of parents and school staff. In high schools, two senior students are elected to represent and vote for them as well. There is also a provision for two non-voting community representatives who are appointed by the board members. The principal attends the meetings, makes proposals and implements the board’s decisions but doesn’t vote. 

The board’s main responsibilities are to adopt and oversee the school’s educational project and the school’s operating budget. Proposals from the principal on matters such as the success plan, the student safety and conduct policies, the implementation and enrichment of educational programs, field trips and the use of the school facility must be approved by the board prior to being put into effect. The board is consulted by the principal on the choice of textbooks and capital works.

The board may also choose to provide various services to the community outside of class time. It also has the responsibility of overseeing fundraising. The school board regularly consults the board on various governance, policy and spending issues.

Parents vote for half of their representatives each September during their annual general assembly. The governing board meets regularly once a month.

 

Meeting Dates 2023-2024

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Location - Judge Lindsay Place Library @ St. Thomas HS

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - cancelled

Wednesday January 10, 2024

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Wednesday, April 10, 2024 - rescheduled to May 1

Wednesday, May 1, 2024  - cancelled

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 - cancelled

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

 

 

Documents
  Chair's Report
2022-2023
  Roles and Responsibilities
     

 

  • Members 2023-2024
  • Agendas & Minutes
Parent Representatives Staff Representatives
Anthony Benzo Isabelle Alarie
Robert Craft
Vice Chair
Amber Carlon 
Mark Hancock  Robert Gilmartin
Support Staff
Loretta Kao
Parents’ Committee Representative
(Alternate)
Sharon Lamb
Kenny Mandel Melanie Nadeau
Celena Scheede-Bergdahl
Chair
Andrew Miller
Eric Schultz Denver Thomas
Tifanie Valade
Parents’ Committee Representative
 
 
Student Representatives Community Representative
Emily Elrick Sharad Bhargava
Elena Richardson TBD
 
Parent Alternates Staff Alternates
Amanda Coones Josee Godbout
Maria Antoinetta Davoli Janis Kelly
Galia Desautels   
Mark Diraddo  
Nathalie Dubois  
Pamela Lee  
Sylvia Papazian   
Tony Scalia  
 
Marie-Josée Coiteux
Principal
Ex-officio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invited:

 
Ian Alexander Vice Principal
Prateep Menon Vice Principal
Sylvie Pelletier Vice Principal
Allison Saunders Commissioner

 

 

2023-2024

   
  Agenda Minutes
January 10, 2024  
November 1, 2023  
October 4, 2023  
Draft

2022-2023

   
     
  Agenda Minutes
April 25, 2023  
Draft
March 29, 2023
February 20, 2023  
January 25, 2023  
December 6, 2022
November 9, 2022  
October 25, 2022
October 12, 2022  
Draft
     

2021-2022

   
     
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
May 25, 2022
Draft
April 20, 2022
March 8, 2022
January 12, 2022  
December 7, 2021  
Draft
November 2, 2021  
October 6, 2021
     

2020-2021

   
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
June 1, 2021  
April 27, 2021
January 21, 2021  
January 12, 2021  
December 1, 2020  
November 4, 2020  
October 6, 2020  
     
     
     

2019-2020

   
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
September 10, 2020  
August 19, 2020  
April 30, 2020
    Draft
     
     

2018-2019

   
Meeting Date Agenda Minutes
February 21, 2019
(special)
 
January 30, 2019
November 7, 2018  
     
     
     

2017-2018

   
May 8, 2018  
April 11, 2018  
March 20, 2018  
October 4, 2017
 
September 19, 2017
Annual General Assembly
 
     
     
     

2016-2017

   
June 6, 2017  
May 10, 2017
April 12, 2017
March 23, 2017
March 14, 2017  
February 1, 2017  
December 14, 2016