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Call for Policy Resolutions and Constitutional Amendments

3/7/2022

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POLICY RESOLUTIONS

Submission deadline: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Your input is important! OPSBA member boards are asked to submit policy resolutions for consideration at the 2022 Annual General Meeting by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Resolutions that are passed at the AGM will be incorporated into the work of OPSBA for 2022-2023.

Policy resolution submissions:

  • Must reflect the corporate position, by way of a passed motion at your Board, to address issues that have provincial implications
  • Should include background information and data, where applicable, to support proposed actions
  • Must be written as a policy resolution

Executive Council will review all policy resolutions submitted by the deadline and recommend actions to the Board of Directors before being forwarded to member boards.

Policy resolutions may also be submitted by member boards, from the floor, at the Annual General Meeting with approval of two-thirds of the voting delegates. Once approval to consider the new resolution has been obtained, the member board representative (delegate) who introduced the new resolution must provide written copies of the resolution for every voting delegate.

For more information about this process, including submission format, please see:

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

Submission deadline: Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.

Each year, member boards have an opportunity to submit proposals for amendments to the OPSBA Constitution and By-Laws for consideration by the Board of Directors. The deadline for submission this year is Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in order to allow time for staff and legal counsel to review the proposals and prepare language before submission to the Board of Directors.

Revisions to the OPSBA Constitution and By-Laws that emerged from Project Compass, based on input and feedback from trustees, will be presented at the AGM.

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in-person in Ottawa from June 9-11, 2022. Constitutional amendments will take effect once they are confirmed by at least two-thirds of the votes cast at the AGM. In some cases, a proposed constitutional amendment may be referred to a work group for further study and consideration of the full impact of the proposed change. Recommendations from the work group would be reported through Executive Council to the Board of Directors and action(s) requiring consideration may be forwarded to the subsequent AGM.

The current Constitution and By-Laws (last amended July 2019) are available on the OPSBA website.

For more information about this process, including submission format, please see:

Completed submissions or questions should be sent to:

Lisa Reinhardt, Director of Corporate Affairs
Ontario Public School Boards’ Association
439 University Avenue, 18th Floor
Toronto, ON M5G 1Y8
Email: lreinhardt@opsba.org

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