Your Opinions Count
The York Region District School Board is committed to open dialogue with the members of its communities. Your views on policy issues and Board governance are welcomed and encouraged. Feedback helps to ensure that decisions made by the Board accurately reflect the needs and concerns of the communities it serves. All members of the Board's community are welcome to attend and observe public Board, Advisory and Board Committee meetings.
Input from parents, students and staff members helps to ensure the Board’s actions and decisions accurately reflect the needs and concerns of the communities it serves.
How Can We Help You?
Our success as a public learning organization grows from meaningful and functional partnerships among members of the community, the schools and the Board. The Board is committed to increasing confidence in public education through accountability and transparency. Many policies, procedures and processes have been developed to support students, parents and the community.
How Can We Help You?
Addressing the Board of Trustees
In addition to the formal delegation process, the York Region District School Board hosts an informal Public Forum from 7:00 to 7:15 p.m. during the Board Standing Committee meeting. At this time members of the community may speak to any appropriate public issue not already slated for consideration on the agenda.
Although it is not necessary to register prior to the meeting, you may call Corporate Secretariat and Trustee Services, extension 2327 to reserve a spot.
Members of the community who wish to make a formal presentation to the Board of Trustees should contact the Manager of Corporate Secretariat and Trustee Services (extension 2217) well in advance of the meeting date. You will be required to submit a written request, using the Request for Delegate Status Form, to Chair's Committee with the following information included:
- the date
- topic of discussion
- a detailed summary of the topic
- technological requirements
- personal or organizational contact information of up to two presenters
- any additional materials you wish to be provided to the Board of Trustees.
After your delegation request has been submitted, a tracking number will be sent directly to your email account. Please keep this number for reference purposes.
Section 4:01 of the York Region District School Board Operational By-Law, outlines the actions that Chair's Committee may take when considering delegation requests. Issues of a private nature such as personnel, student and property matters, as well as those issues under litigation, are considered during Private Session.
Approved delegations will be scheduled on the appropriate Board, Advisory or Board Committee meeting agenda and will be allocated a total of 15 minutes to make their presentations and answer questions. A maximum of two speakers are permitted. Following the presentation, the Board may take immediate action or refer the matter to staff or another committee, pending further information or a staff report.