Board meetings - schedule, agendas and Spotlight news
Board Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month during the regular school year, from September to June, with the exception of December. In December, the Annual General Meeting will be held the first Tuesday and the Regular Board Meeting on the third Tuesday. All meetings are open to the public, and take place in the Boardroom of the Catholic Education Centre (CEC) at 570 West Hunt Club Road in Nepean. View the Procedural By-Laws, revised on January 27, 2016.
Meeting agendas, minutes, and Spotlight news
Meeting agendas are posted to this website each Monday before each regularly scheduled meeting. The electronic files are interactive. Once you open the PDF document, you can click on any item in the left-side bookmark panel to skip directly to that section. The meeting minutes from the previous meeting can be found in the next Board agenda. After each meeting, our Communications Department produces the Boardroom Spotlight, an online news blog which summarizes major Board decisions for quick reference.
Appearing as a guest at a regular meeting
The Board of Trustees welcomes constructive input from the public during Board meetings. People can appear as a delegation or present at a public session. In recognition of our Catholic values and standards of decorum, civility and propriety, guidelines have been created to promote an atmosphere of dignity and respect. Guests will be informed on the guidelines prior to the start of the Board meeting.
How to appear as a delegation at a meeting
Delegations can be made up of a maximum of two people. Each delegation will be given ten minutes to speak at the meeting. The reason for the delegation, the names of the presenters, and copies of their presentations will be published in the meeting agenda and minutes. There is a maximum of two delegations allowed at each meeting. If necessary, the Chairperson has the discretion to allow for additional presenters or an extension of presentation time. Complete a Delegation Registration Form and submit it no later than seven dates before the meeting. Email the form to Kathy.Hodgins@ocsb.ca or mail it to the OCSB to the attention of Kathy Hodgins, Executive Officer to the Director of Education.
How to present during the public session portion of a meeting
Guests can address the Board during the public session portion of a meeting. Guest presenters are asked to sign in at least ten minutes before the start of the 7:30 pm meeting. Presenters will be asked to come forward in order of names appearing on the sign-in sheet. Other guests of the meeting (who are not presenting) should remain seated behind the presentation table. Each presenter is provided a maximum of five minutes for their presentation. If necessary, the Chairperson has the discretion to allow for an extension of presentation time.