The school governing board is a component of the education reform and came into being with the establishment of linguistic school boards in 1998. Comprised of an elected chair, vice-chair and secretary as well as parents, administrators, teachers, and student representatives, the governing board is a parent-school partnership that works towards the primary goal of making decisions that benefit our students. Every member has the same goal, which is to promote student success.
The governing board is not involved with the day-to-day running of the school, but works with the school principal in setting and implementing policy direction for programs and services that will meet the needs of the students and the community.
The term of office for parent representatives is two years, with half of the parent seats up for election each year. The term for non-parent representatives is one year. Parent representatives are elected at the general assembly of parents held annually in September. One parent representative is then also elected to the regional parents’ committee at the school board.
|Name||Constituency||Term of Office||Position|
|Andrea Batsis GB Email||Elementary Parent||2020-2022||Chairperson|
|Laurel Tidman||High School Parent||2020-2022||Secretary|
|Gilian Ship||Elementary Parent||2019-2021||Vice Chair\Treasurer|
|Stella Wen||Elementary Parent||2020-2022||Voting Member|
|Lili Pang||High School Parent||2020-2022||Voting Member|
|Fernanda Torres||Elementary Parent||2019-2021||Voting Member|
|Pamela Gomez||High School Parent||2019-2021||Voting Member|
|Wendy Helfenbaum||High School Parent||2019-2021||Voting Member|
|Sylvie Levac||Elementary Teacher||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Nathalie Malhame||Elementary Teacher||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Valerie Hatchwell||High School Teacher||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Stella Halaris||High School Teacher||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Megan Gaspar||Elementary Teacher||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Max Stevenson||High School Teacher||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Livia Santini||High School Student||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Emilia Martinez -Zalce Darroche||Hich School Student||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Paolo Ruscito||Non-Teaching Professional||2020-2021||Voting Member|
|Mauro Zampini||School Principal||Non-Voting Member|
|Steve Spetsieris||Elementary Vice-Principal||Non-Voting Member|
|Chris Lagakos||High School Vice-Principal||Non-Voting Member|
|Sarah Laroche||Staff Assistant||Non-Voting Member|
|Joseph Lalla||Commissioner||Non-Voting Member|
|Lionel Polger||Community representative||Non-Voting Member|
While the Education Act requires a minimum of five meetings throughout the school year, the Royal Vale School Governing Board schedules a meeting each month of the school year with few exceptions. Meetings usually take place the third Monday or Tuesday of the month, at school, beginning at 7 p.m. Special meetings may be called if required.
Governing Board meetings are open to the school community; however observers do not take part in meetings, but are given an opportunity to ask questions during the question period. Items raised during question period can be taken under advisement with a response provided at a future meeting.
|October 19, 2020 virutal meeting Join Microsoft Teams Meeting||7:00 p.m.|
|November 09, 2020 virutal meeting Join Microsoft Teams Meeting||7:00 p.m.|
|December 08, 2020 virutal meeting Click here to join the meeting||7:00 p.m.|
|January 18, 2021 virtual meeting Join Microsoft Teams Meeting||7:00 p.m.|
|March 09, 2021 virtual meeting||7:00 p.m.|
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