School Council

The purpose of our school council is i to work together to provide ideas, opinions, fundraising and volunteer support to help our school become a better place for learning.


Chair: Amy Radojevic OPPSCouncilChair@gmail.com

Co‚ÄźChair: Helga Tomko OPPSCouncilViceChair@gmail.com

Volunteer Coordinator: Ellesse Martin OPPSVolunteers@gmail.com

Parent Involvement Com. Sarah Shariff

Treasurer: Andrea Gaik, OPPScounciltreasurer@gmail.com

Secretary: Jen Murray OPPScouncilsecretary@gmail.com

Teacher Rep: Isabella Hammond

Administrators : Shelley Wigle

Lisa Markham

Meeting Dates for 2019-2020

November 18th

January 13th

February 10th

April 6th

May 11th

June 8th

Council Roles and Responsibilities

Membership

The composition of the council will be consistent with the Education Act and Regulations.

Members of the council will include representatives from each of the following five (5) categories:

1. Parent/Guardian

There shall be up to twenty (20) parent/guardian representatives who will be elected according to

the inclusions in the Elections Section. The number of parent/guardian members specified shall

ensure that parent/guardian members constitute a majority of the total members.

A person is qualified to be a parent/guardian member of the school council if he or she is a

parent/guardian of a student enrolled in the school.

HDSB employees are eligible to run as parent/guardian representatives if they are

parent/guardian(s) of a student enrolled in the school, provided they do not work at the school.

Employees must disclose their employment with HDSB on their nomination form prior to the

election.

Four (4) executives shall be elected from the successful parent incumbents to the new council

during the election held at the beginning of the school year.

One (1) Chair

One (1) Vice-Chair (or two (2) co-chairs for the chair and vice positions)

One (1) Secretary

One (1) Treasurer

Council shall have one (1) chair and one (1) vice chair or two (2) co-chairs. A chair or co-chair(s)

must be a parent/guardian member of council and shall be elected by the voting members of

council. The vice-chair is to be elected by the voting members only if a chair is in place.

Should there be more than one nomination; nominees shall be allowed to make a short (1-2

minute presentation) regarding their candidacy for the position. The executive election will be by

ballot voting only.

Committees

Council may establish committees, for specific or general purposes, as it deems appropriate to

achieve its mandate and to make recommendations to council. The committees may include but

not be limited to:

  • Fundraising
  • Communication
  • Special School/community Events
  • School Ceremonies . Volunteer Training and Recruitment

Community Outreach/Parent Engagement

A committee may only act in accordance with the authority provided to them by the council.

Roles and Responsibilities of Members

Chair

To attend executive and school council meetingsTo act as a liaison between the school administration and school councilTo prepare agendas for council meetings in consultation with the PrincipalTo oversee the general activities of the school councilIn cooperation with council members, set the monthly meeting dates for the yearTo facilitate resolution of conflicts within the school councilResponsible for distributing agenda forms, and adding to the agenda if deemed necessary.Responsible for presenting information/reports on behalf of the members who are not ableto attend a meeting.

Co-Vice Chairs

To attend executive and school council meetings.To work closely with the Chair.To chair meetings in the absence of the Chair.To take minutes in the absence of the secretary.


Secretary

To attend, record and distribute minutes of all school council meetings.To ensure that the school community is notified of council meeting dates.To be responsible for receiving, sharing and responding to correspondence under thedirection of the Chair.To maintain the minute book and constitution, and bring both to every meeting.Update the office copy of the minute book.


Treasurer

To attend all school council meetings.Responsible for distributing and collecting expense requisition forms (7.B), and presentingthem to the council.To maintain financial records.To receive and distribute school council funds.To present monthly financial statements at council meetings and on the web.To work closely with any accountants appointed by the school council to verify and auditannual financial statements.To prepare in consultation with a school council approved accountant if necessary, yearendfinancial statements as required by the Halton District School Board and/or the OntarioMinistry of Education.