Central Parents' Committee


Central Parents' Committee

As stipulate 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).

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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 & Facilities Committee, the Finance and Legislation Committee, Advisory Committee on Transportation, Educational Policies Committee, Adult Education and Vocational Services Advisory Committee and the Multicultural/Multiracial Advisory Committee. CPC sends a delegate to the Fédération des comités de parents de Montréal (FCPIM).

The school board must consult the central parents' 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 criteria for the enrolment of students to schools,
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,
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 the 2008-2009 school year, the CPC, in concert with the regional committees, will respond to a number consultations, such as the Major School Change, the Enrolment Policy, the Budget Building Process, the Special Education Policy, the School Calendar and the Three-Year Plan and Deeds of Establishment.

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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.

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Who are the members of the Central Parents' Committee?

The CPC members for the 2012-2013 school year are:

MEMBERS of the EXECUTIVE:

 

Pietro Mercuri

Chair
Chair, CPC Executive Committee
Observer, Council of Commissioners

Andrew Ross

Vice-Chair
Member, CPC Executive Committee

Kurtis Law

Treasurer
Member, CPC Executive Committee
Observer, Adult Education & Vocational Services
Member, Green Committee

MEMBERS :

 

Margaret Amos

 

Liz Arnot

ACSES Member

David Benoit

Observer, Education and Facilities Committee
Member, Advisory Committee on Transportation

Mario Bentrovato

 

Angie Bertone

Parent Commissioner, Secondary
Member, CPC Executive Committee

Teresa Cocullo-Scotto

Member, CPC Executive Committee
Observer, Education and Facilities Committee
Observer, Educational Policies Committee

Nijad Dahdah

Member, CPC Executive Committee
Observer, Finance and Legislation Committee

Debra Fogel

 

Gail Giannakas

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Teresa Gullo

 

Hannu Jailos

Member, CPC Executive Committee
Observer, Finance and Legislation Committee

Joseph Karadakis

 

Ron Lee Latchman

Observer, Adult Education & Vocational Services

Patrick Marcovecchio

 

Frank Reda

Member, CPC Executive Committee

Laura Saragosa

 

Ilgin Sartekin

Observer, Educational Policies Committee

George Varelas

 

Patricia Willis

Parent Commissioner, Elementary
Member, CPC Executive Committee

 

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When does the Central Parents' Committee meet?

The central parents’ committee meets on a monthly basis.  Their meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. 

 

Calendar of Meetings
CENTRAL PARENTS COMMITTEE 2012-2013

DATE

PLACE

October 16, 2012

Administration Building

November 1, 2012

Administration Building
Laurence Patterson Room

December 6, 2012

Administration Building
Laurence Patterson Room

January 10, 2013*

Administration Building
Laurence Patterson Room

February 7, 2013

Laurier Macdonald High School

March 14, 2013*

Laurier Macdonald High School

April 4, 2013

Laurier Macdonald High School

May 2, 2013

Laurier Macdonald High School

June 6, 2013

Administration Building
Laurence Patterson Room

                                    * Second Thursday

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