Want to get involved? Want to learn more about our school? Want to participate in school related discussions? Join School Council!
Everyone is always welcome to attend meetings and contribute to discussions. Meetings are generally held the second Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm, in the library. Our meeting schedule for the 2018-2019 school year is:
September 13 Meet and Greet Council immediately following the Staff Meet and Greet
September 25 Elections
January 15 (note: this is the third Tuesday)
March (no meeting)
Should you wish to be even more involved, you can self-nominate for a voting seat (member-at-large), or an executive position (Chair, Vice-chair, Treasurer, Secretary). Other roles within council are also available. For more information on these positions, from the school council website, please select the “About” menu, then select “Council Positions”. Also important when considering a position on council, is to read the constitution also located on the website under “Reports and Newsletters”.
To self-nominate, please print and fill in the brief form (page 3) and return it to the purple box in the office marked “Self Nomination Forms”. Forms will also be attached to our first council e-newsletter of the year. Printed forms will be available next to the box. All forms need to be returned by September 20, 2018 when I will retrieve the box.
In accordance with the OCDSB guidelines for elementary school councils (P. 014. SCO), we need a minimum of 9 parents and in accordance with the W. O. Mitchell School Council Constitution, we will impose a maximum of 18.
At the meeting scheduled for September 25 2018, voting (only necessary if we have more than 18 parents/guardians self-nominate) will occur by secret ballot. The 9-18 individuals selected will then vote amongst themselves as to who will form the officers (Chair, Vice-chair, Secretary, Treasurer). In the event of a tie, the candidates will draw lots. In the event that we do not have 18 individuals self nominate, all candidates are included in council by acclimation.
Non-parent/guardian members forming the council will be:
The Principal (non-voting member)
1 Teacher selected by the teaching staff (voting)
1 administration or support staff selected amongst themselves, when possible (voting)
1 student appointed by the principal, if desired (voting)
1 Community Representative, when possible (voting)
Once the voting is done, the new council will be fully formed and actioned. A final list of the new school council will be posted on the bulletin board and via email/newsletter to notify our school community.
If you have questions/concerns, please contact email@example.com
Looking forward to another great year at WOM!