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230: APPENDIX A - COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

EFFECTIVE: January 30, 2019
REVISED: February 23, 2022
REVIEW: 2023-2024

1.0 Committee Powers:

The Board believes that transparency and accountability should be demonstrated to the greatest extent possible and its decision making should be conducted in public. There are specific instances, however, when the public interest is best served by private discussion in “in camera” sessions. The Board holds in camera meetings to deal with land, labour and legal matters.

In addition, the Board gathers privately for professional development, to review the function of the Board and strategic planning purposes. The Board also uses this opportunity to explore matters to a greater depth, seek clarification from Administration and discuss matters requiring a deeper level of understanding prior to consideration of the matter at a Regular Board meeting.

2.0 Committee Terms of Reference

2.1 Membership: All Trustees with a quorum of four.  Chair of the Board or designate chairs the meeting.

2.2 Make recommendations for agenda items for subsequent Board meetings.

2.3 Maintain confidentiality of proceedings.

2.4 Administrator Assigned: Associate Superintendent, Corporate Services; Associate Superintendent, Human Resources; Deputy Superintendent, Education Services; Superintendent.

2.5 Record of Proceedings of Committee Meetings: Kept by Associate Superintendent, Corporate Services and reviewed by the Committee at its next meeting.  Proceedings circulated to all Trustees.

2.6 Meetings: Held on the second Wednesday of each month beginning at 2:00 pm. Meetings are closed to the public.

2.7 Reporting: The Committee Chair will report to the Board.

3.0 Committee Authority

This Committee is established pursuant to Section 52 (1) (b) of the Education Act.


References:

Education Act: Sections 51, 52 (1) (b)
Board Procedures Regulation 82/2019
Administrative Procedure AP250 – Student Advisory Committee