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Call for Policy Resolutions & Proposed Amendments to the OPSBA Constitution & By-Laws

2021 3/1 | Connects Page, OPSBA Events, OPSBA News

 POLICY RESOLUTIONS

 Submission deadline: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Your input is important! OPSBA member boards are asked to submit policy resolutions for consideration at the 2021 Annual General Meeting by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Resolutions that are passed at the AGM will be incorporated into the work of OPSBA for 2021-2022.

Your 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 14, 2021 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 14, 2021 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.

Trustees from member boards will also have an opportunity to provide input on OPSBA’s governance structure, including the Constitution and By-Laws, through Project Compass. Input will be sought in the spring and fall, to inform revisions for consideration at the 2022 AGM.

This year’s AGM is scheduled to be held virtually on June 12, 2021. Any constitutional amendments will take effect once they are confirmed by at least two-thirds of the votes cast at the Annual General Meeting. In some cases, a proposed constitutional amendment can be referred to a specially formed work group for further careful study and consideration of the full impact of the proposed change. That work group’s recommendation(s) would be provided in time for the following year’s process (i.e., consideration by the Board of Directors, and then forwarded to the Annual General Meeting for consideration by the delegates).

The current Constitution and By-Laws (last amended July 2019) is 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: webmaster@opsba.org
Fax: 416-340-7517

 

 

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