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 November 21, 2017.
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 present during the public session portion
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.
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 10 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 Executive.Officer@ocsb.ca or mail it to 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, ON K2G 3R4.
Meeting agendas and minutes
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.
|Date of meeting||Agenda||News|
|September 12, 2017||Agenda||News|
|September 26, 2017||Agenda||News|
|October 10, 2017||Agenda||News|
|October 24, 2017||Agenda||News|
|November 21, 2017 (postponed from November 14, 2017)||Agenda||News|
|November 28, 2017||Agenda|
|December 5, 2017 - Annual General Meeting||Agenda|
|December 19, 2017|
|January 9, 2018|
|January 23, 2018|
|February 13, 2018|
|February 27, 2018|
|March 13, 2018|
|March 27, 2018|
|April 10, 2018|
|April 24, 2018|
|May 8, 2018|
|May 22, 2018|
|June 12, 2018|
|June 26, 2018|
Do you need information in an alternate format?
Call us at 613-224-4455 Ext 2306 if you are having trouble viewing information on our website or in our Board meeting agendas and minutes. We will be happy to speak with you and help you get the information you need. Email us at Accessibility@ocsb.ca if you need information presented to you in an alternate format. Tell us your name, what information you are looking for, and how to get it to you.
News from the Boardroom
After each meeting, our Communications Department produces a blog post summarizing major Board decisions (formerly known as Spotlight).
The OCSB has acquired two Milo robots to use as learning tools for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Milo is a humanoid, social skills robot with a full range of facial expressions designed to improve social behaviour and communication skills in students on the spectrum. The robot is intended to help students develop the capacity to connect with fellow students and prepare them for social interaction outside the classroom.
Milo involves the use of a curriculum program, Robots4Autism, which integrates a variety of practices shown to improve social skills, packaged together in a systematic way, and delivered using Milo the robot. There are numerous proven benefits of using Milo with children with ASD since they often struggle with the development of social skills. The robot offers lessons in a non-threatening way, helping children overcome the fears or discomfort they often exhibit when attempting to interact with human therapists. With over 26 tiny motors in his face, Milo is able to display the same realistic expression every time he displays a given emotion, making it easier for children to associate a visual experience to an emotion.