The 12 member Board holds public meetings on the first Wednesday of each month (excepting the month of July) beginning at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are usually held at the Regional Office Boardroom (Room 230), SAERC, 304 Pitt Street, Unit 2 (side entrance) Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia. From time to time, it may be necessary to hold the meeting on another date or venue. Changes in dates and/or venue will be advertised through the local media.
The following schedule applies for Regular Monthly Board Meetings for 2017-2018 (start at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted on the main page calendar):
December 6, 2017
January 3, 2018
February 7, 2018 (venue to be determined)
March 7, 2018
April 4, 2018
May 2, 2018
June 6, 2018
No regular meeting held in July
August 15, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (rescheduled from August 1, 2018)
September 5, 2018
October 3, 2018 (venue to be determined)
November 7, 2018
The following schedule applies to Working Committee meetings for 2017-2018 (start at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise posted on the main page calendar):
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 (exception - second Wednesday)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (exception - fourth Wednesday)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
No meeting in July
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (5:00 p.m.)
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Making a Presentation to the Board
Persons or groups may request an opportunity to appear before the Board to express concern and to make proposals on issues within the jurisdiction of the Regional Board. All concerns, with the exception of labour negotiations, legal or potentially legal matters, personnel and discipline matters, may be addressed at a public board meeting.
The Chair will decide which Board meeting the delegation will appear before and the Secretary will inform the delegation as to the date of the meeting and the time during the meeting at which the delegation will be received. Delegations must send the request, with details, in writing to the Board Secretary ten days before the date of the meeting at which they wish to appear.
Delegations must forward copies of their presentation to the Board Secretary (for distribution to the Board members) forty-eight (48) hours prior to the meeting. Delegations may appoint up to two spokespersons and no other member (of the delegation) will address the Board except with the permission of the Board. Presentations should be limited to ten to fifteen minutes. Following the presentation, Board members will have an opportunity to ask questions of clarification. For more information, please refer to the School Board Bylaws, Policy II-A-1.
A public record of all approved Board Minutes is kept at the regional office and may be viewed by contacting the Board Secretary/Executive Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools.