Governing Board


Members 2016-2017

Parent Representatives Staff Representatives
Claudia Bino
Claudia Anzovino
Irwin Lambersky Theresa Bigham
Flora-Lee Bendit Margo Edwards
Support Staff
Alexander Perelmiter  Gary Elson
Lana Roberts
Elisabeth Farkas
Shane Ross Tracy Fuzessy
Andrew Sparkes Marie-Josee Gibeau
Lonna Velasco Raquel Lobaton
Student Representatives Community Representatives
Mackenzie Bell TBA
Anika Della-Cioppa  
Cristina Prata

Liz Joyce – VP

Michael White - VP

Laurence Assouline - VP



Region 3 Parent Representative Report
Parent Involvement at JRHS



Minutes 2016-2017

June 12, 2017
May 16, 2017
March 22, 2017
February 15, 2017
January 17, 2017
October 18, 2016




Minutes 2015-2016

September 6, 2016
June 14, 2016
May 10, 2016
April 12, 2016
February 9, 2016
January 12, 2016
December 8, 2015
November 10, 2015
October 13, 2015







Member Number Right to vote
Yes No
Parents 8 X  
Teachers 6 X  
Support Staff 2 X  
Students 2 X  
Community Reps 2 X
Principal Ex-officio   X


The total number of seats for school staff must equal the number of seats for parents. It is important to note that if the General Assembly of Parents fails to elect the required number of parent representatives, a governing board cannot be formed and all powers and responsibilities of the governing board revert to the principal.

Governing Board meetings are open to the public; meetings are listed on our monthly calendars.



The governing board is responsible for making numerous school decisions which affect the internal operations of a school. As outlined in the act, responsibilities include:

  • Adopt and oversee the implementation and evaluation the school's educational project.

  • Approve the student supervision policy.

  • Approve rules of conduct and safety measures.

  • Prepare and adopt an annual report and inform the community about the services provided by the school.

  • Approve the approach proposed by the principal for the implementation of the basic school regulation.

  • Approve the overall approach for programs of studies.

  • Approve the time allocation for subjects.

  • Approve the programming of the school's educational activities.

  • Approve the approach for implementation of student services and special educational services.

  • Approve use of the premises or immovables placed at the disposal of the school.

  • Adopt the school's annual budget.

  • May enter into agreements concerning the pooling of goods and services or the holding of joint activities.

  • May enter into agreements concerning extracurricular activities.

  • May, in the name of the school board, solicit or receive sums of money.

  • Be consulted on textbooks and instructional material required for teaching programs.

  • Encourage communication of information and dialogue between students, parents, teachers, school staff and community partners.



Members of the governing board take office as soon as all members listed in the chart above have been elected or no later than September 30th. The term of office is as follows:

Parent Representatives Two years
Other Representatives One year
Chairman (must be a parent) One year
Number of meetings per year Minimum of five (5)
Quorum Majority of members including at least
half the parent representatives


Parent Representative Elections

In accordance with The Education Act, each year before September 30th, a general assembly of parents of the school is called by the governing board chairman. At this time, the following takes place:

  • Parent representatives on a governing board are elected by the assembly.
  • The assembly of parents also elects a parent representative and an alternate parent representative to the Parents' Committee at the school board level.
  • Parent assembly votes on formation of Parent Participation Organization.


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