Central Parents' Committee

As stipulated in section 189 of the Education Act, each school board must establish a parents committee. If a school board divides its territory into administrative regions, it may establish regional committees and a central parents committee (EA, s. 191)

The English Montreal School Board divides its territory into three administrative regions and therefore has three regional committees and a central parents committee composed of 22 members: 7 delegates from each of the regional committees and a member of the Advisory Committee on Special Education Services (ACSES).

What does the central parents' committees do?

The functions of the central parents committee, as outlined in Section 192 of the Education Act, are:

  • to promote parents participation in the activities of the school board and to designate parents who will take part in the various committees established by the school board;
  • to give advice on any subject conducive to the most efficient operation possible of the school board;
  • to inform the school board of the needs of parents as identified by the school representatives and by the representative of ACSES;
  • to give its opinion to the school board on any matter the latter is required to submit to it.

The Central Parents’ Committee elects two parent commissioners (one for the elementary level and one for the secondary level) to represent them at the Council of Commissioners.  The parent commissioners have the same rights, powers and obligations as other commissioners but are not entitled to vote.

The CPC also elects members to participate in the board-based committees of the EMSB.  They include the Education Committee, the Finance and Legislation Committee, Advisory Committee on Transportation, Educational Policies Committee and Adult Education and Vocational Services Advisory Committee. CPC elects 2 representatives Quebec Federation of Prents(FCPQ).

The school board must consult the central parents committee on matters stipulated in Section 193 of the Education Act.  These include:

  • the division, annexation or amalgamation of the territory of the school board,
  • the policy on school closure,
  • the Three-year Plan and Deeds of Establishment,
  • the school calendar,
  • the dedication of a school to a special project pursuant to section 240 of the Education Act
       and the criteria for the enrolment of students in that school,
  • the rules governing the promotion from elementary to secondary school or from the first cycle to the second cycle of the secondary level,
  • the objectives and principles governing the allocation of subsidies,
  • learning activities established by the school board and intended for parents.
  • The policy on Financial Contributions from Parents or Students

    Over the course of a school year, the CPC, in concert with the regional committees, will respond to a number of consultations, such as the Enrolment Policy, the Budget Building Process, the School Calendar, the Three-Year Plan and Deeds of Establishment.

How are members elected to the central parents committees?

In accordance with Sections 190 and 191 of the Education Act, each year, before the end of October the regional committees meet to elect seven delegates to the Central Parents Committee. At its first meeting, the Advisory Committee on Special Education Services appoints a member to represent ACSES.

Who are the members of the Central Parents' Committee?

The CPC members for the 2016-2017 school year are:

MEMBERS :


Suzanne de Jonge

Chair

Chair, CPC Executive Committee

Steven Hudon

Vice-Chair 

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Franco Mazzariello

Treasurer

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Karen Abecassis


Sophie Antippa

Observer, Finance Committee

Raymond Ayas

Member, Advisory Committee on Transportation

Isabelle Baas

ACSES Member 

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Marie-Helene Bedard


Mario Bentrovato

Parent Commissioner, Secondary

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Observer, Adult Education & Vocational Services

Richard Berger


Benny Berneti

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Joseph Bondi

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Observer, Education Committee

Serena Capplette


Milan Cardone


John Carosello


Joanne Charron

Parent Commissioner, ACSES

Anthony Cristofaro


Kelly De Pooter


Joe Di Liello


Cynthia Dudley

Observer, Educational Policies Committee

Mark Ellenbogen


Antoine Fecteau


Sherilyn Figueira


Alba Fiorino


Francesco Fortugno


Ann Gagnon


Norm Gharibian

Parent Commissioner, no designation

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Giovanni Goffredo


Michelle Grigat


Hannu Jailos

Observer, Finance Committee

Jahangir Kabir


Stacey Kaufman


Alyssa Kuzmarov


Marc Laforest


Carmie Lato

Observer, Adult Education & Vocational Services

Erin Matheson


Pietro Mercuri


Adriano Miele


Felipe Morales


Mubeenah Mughal


Sonia Pecora

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Carlo Peruch


Alex Quiterio


Todd Roberts

Observer, Adult Education & Vocational Services

Andrew Ross


Laura Saragosa

Observer, Education Committee

Patty Smyth


Tony Speranza


George Szatmari


Daniel Tatone

Observer, Educational Policies Committee

Jason Trudeau

Parent Commissioner, Elementary

Member, CPC Executive Committee


When does the Central Parents' Committee meet?

The central parents’ committee meets on a monthly basis.  Their meetings are held the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 

Calendar of Meetings
CENTRAL PARENTS COMMITTEE 2016-2017
7:00 PM

DATE

PLACE

October 13, 2016

Administration Building

November 3, 2016

Administration Building

December 1, 2016

Administration Building

January 12, 2017

John F. Kennedy High School

February 2, 2017

John F. Kennedy High School

March 2, 2017

Laurier Macdonald High School

April 6, 2017

Laurier Macdonald High School

May 4, 2017

Laurier Macdonald High School

June 1, 2017

St. Pius X Career Centre