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Governing Board Meeting
Monday, March 23rd 2020
A school's Governing Board is a body established according to the Education Act. It is composed of the principal, parents, teachers, and representatives of non-teaching professionals and support staff, as well as community representatives. All decisions made by the governing board must be in the interest of the school, the students, the parents, the school staff, and the community. All committee members work in partnership to ensure that every student receives the best possible learning opportunity.
The Governing Board at JFK is comprised of:
6 Parents (Voting)
6 Staff members (Voting)
Principal (Non-Voting )
2 Members from the Community (Non-Voting)
There may also be up to 2 substitute parent members who may be called upon to replace regular parent members who are absent from meetings of the governing board.
Parent members are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held at the school prior to September 30th of each school year.
Topics that the Governing Board will address typically include:
School’s educational project
Standards and procedures for student evaluation
Anti-Bullying and Anti-Violence Plan
Services provided by the school, e.g.:
Rental and use of premises
Activities such as fundraisers, extracurricular activities, and field trips
Allocation of any funds raised through a school activity
Curriculum - Subject time allocation
School’s annual budget
Internal Rules and Procedures
Annual General Assembly
The Annual General Assembly to elect the 2019-2020 Governing Board was held on Thursday August 29th, at 6:30pm.
The school’s Annual General Assembly (AGA) is held before September 30th of each school year. At the AGA, parents elect their representatives to the Governing Board, elect a Parents’ Committee Delegate, an Alternate Parents’ Committee Delegate, two Alternate Governing Board members, and vote on whether to form a Parent Participation Organization (PPO).
Principal: Tania Marchitello
Governing Board Secretary: Helen Galanis
Governing Board Chair: Jennifer Subaihi
Daycare Coordinator: Cynthia Walbert