Committees

Name of Committee

Administration Membership

Members

Audit Committee - To review the annual budget, Audited Financial statements and interim accountability reports.  To review and make recommendations to the Board on its financial reporting processes, its system of internal control of financial reporting and its audit scope and process.  To investigate any matters within its scope of responsibility and to recommend to the Board further action. To review the findings by regulatory agencies of any audit observations and compliance  (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent, Treasurer, Senior Administration as required, two members of the general public

A. Tarnoczi - Chair
C. Huelsman
G. Kerr
J. Knispel Matejka (Alternate)

 

Communications Committee - To aide trustees in communicating with stakeholders (including parents, staff, community leaders and municipal and provincial politicians) through a variety of media, to develop key messages and background to support trustee communications, to establish guidelines for trustee communication, to maintain the Trustee Handbook and bring it forward to the Board for review on an annual basis. (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent or designate

H. Bilton - Chair
M. Copley
J. Knispel-Matejka
S. Cooper (Alternate)

Education Committee - To study and discuss divisional issues in depth in preparation for subsequent decisions to be made at Board meetings.

Superintendent, Senior Administration as required

All Trustees

Facilities & Maintenance Committee - To monitor and discuss the Maintenance Department capital projects and Facility Master Plan items, to recommend a Capital Plan to the Board for approval, to make recommendations to the Board regarding Facilities and Maintenance issues and to review Facilities and Maintenance budget (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent or designate and

Senior Administration as required, and Director of Facilities

 

G. Kerr - Chair
M. Copley
T. James
H. Bilton (Alternate)

 

Finance Committee - In conjunction with the Audit Committee,  to  review  and  make  recommendations  to  the  board  on  the  annual  Division Budget, the year-end Audited Financial Statements and Management letter, to review and make recommendations to the Board on the quarterly financial statements and to review and make recommendations to the Board on the emergent funding issues.

 (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent, Treasurer, Senior Administration as required

A. Tarnoczi - Chair
C. Huelsman
G. Kerr
J. Knispel Matejka (Alternate)

 

Negotiations Committee - To negotiate contracts with the Teachers and to make contract recommendations to the Board and to hear contract grievances as per the Collective Agreement with the teachers. (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent or designate, Senior Administration as required

S. Cooper - Chair
T. James
G. Kerr
J. Knispel-Matejka (Alternate)

 

 

Policy Committee -  To make policy recommendations, to determine necessary sub-committees, to determine appropriate stakeholders’ input on each individual policy and to present draft or proposed policies to the Board for approval.  (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent or designate

A. Tarnoczi - Chair
S. Cooper
G. Kerr
J. Knispel-Matejka (Alternate)

 

 

Stakeholder Engagement - To make recommendations to the Board regarding events that engage stakeholders and special events and projects that engage communities and parents, to review the creation of adhoc working groups and consultation initiatives and ensure that there is a clear mandate, timelines for reporting to the Board, appropriate board and stakeholder membership and a termination date or termination criteria, to report to the Board on the effectiveness of stakeholder engagement activities, and to create an annual plan to engage other school boards and municipal and provincial politicians to recommend to the Board (Policy 2-01.4.1)

 

Superintendent or designate

M. Copley - Chair
H. Bilton
J. Knispel-Matejka
S. Cooper (Alternate)

 

Student Appeal - To hear an appeal under Section 123 of the School Act where a decision of an employee of a Board significantly affects the education of a student, to hear representations relative to the recommendation from such Board employees/agents as deemed appropriate, to provide an opportunity for the student and/or parents to make representation, to inform the Board of the action taken by the Committee and to hear expulsion appeals. (Policy 2-01.4.1)

 

C. Butler - Chair
T. James (Alternate)

 

 

Technology Committee  - To monitor, discuss and provide input regarding technology planning and projects, to review alignment and effectiveness of technology initiatives with Board policy, planning and goals,, to make recommendations to the Board regarding technology plans and to review the technology budget.  (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent or designate, Director of Information Technology

J. Knispel-Matejka - Chair
H. Bilton
M. Copley
C. Huelsman (Alternate)

 

Transportation Committee - To make decisions on behalf of the Board in accordance with student transportation policies, to review/recommend proposed policy changes, to review the transportation budget, to review concerns/requests of parents brought forward to the Committee, and to assist the Transportation Director when requested (Policy 2-01.4.1)

Superintendent or designate, Director of Transportation

C. Huelsman - Chair
S. Cooper
T. James
J. Knispel-Matejka (Alternate)