Governing Board

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.

 

Governing Board Members

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 Elementary Parent 2018-2020 Chairperson
Mark Cote Elementary Parent 2019-2020 Secretary
Gilian Ship Elementary Parent 2019-2021 Treasurer
Elana Pervin High School Parent 2018-2020 Voting Member
Tom Katsouvlis High School Parent 2018-2020 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 2019-2020 Voting Member
Kathleen Gravel Elementary Teacher 2019-2020 Voting Member
Valerie Hatchwell High School Teacher 2019-2020 Voting Member
Alex Hindler Elementary Teacher 2019-2020 Voting Member
Max Stevenson Elementary Teacher 2019-2020 Voting Member
Livia Santini High School Student 2019-2020 Voting Member
Emilia  Martinez -Zalce Darroche Hich School Student 2019-2020 Voting Member
Paolo Ruscito Non-Teaching Professional 2019-2020 Voting Member
Mauro Zampini School Principal   Non-Voting Member
Sam Servelo Elementary Vice-Principal   Non-Voting Member
Chris Lagakos High School Vice-Principal   Non-Voting Member
Sarah Laroche Staff Assistant   Voting Member
Joseph Lalla Commissioner   Non-Voting Member
Lionel Polger Community Representative   Non-Voting Member

Monthly Meetings

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.

Date Time
October 07, 2019 7:00 p.m.
November 12, 2019 7:00 p.m.
December 09, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Date Time
January 15, 2020 7:00 p.m.
February 10, 2020 - Cancelled 7:00 p.m.
March 10, 2020 7:00 p.m.
April 15, 2020 7:00 p.m.
May 11, 2020 7:00 p.m.
June 09, 2020 7:00 p.m.

Governing Board Documents

Meeting Minutes

December 2019

Uploaded: 2020-02-17

Meeting Minutes

October 2019

Uploaded: 2020-01-07

Meeting Minutes

November 2019

Uploaded: 2020-01-07

Meeting Minutes

March 2019

Uploaded: 2019-06-10

Meeting Minutes

March 2019

Uploaded: 2019-06-10

Meeting Minutes

March 2019

Uploaded: 2019-06-10

Meeting Minutes

February 2019

Uploaded: 2019-05-23

Meeting Minutes

December 2018

Uploaded: 2019-05-15

Meeting Minutes

November 2018

Uploaded: 2018-12-12

Meeting Minutes

October 2018

Uploaded: 2018-12-12

Meeting Minutes

September 2018

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

June 2018

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

May 2018

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

April 2018

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

March 2018

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

February 2018

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

January 2018

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

December 2017

Uploaded: 2018-11-06

Meeting Minutes

November 2017

Uploaded: 2018-01-22

Meeting Minutes

October 2017

Uploaded: 2018-01-22

Meeting Minutes

September 2017

Uploaded: 2018-01-22

Meeting Minutes Archive

2015-2016 School Year

Uploaded: 2017-04-10

Meeting Minutes Archive

2014-2015 School Year

Uploaded: 2017-04-10