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PL 3 – 04.3.0: Teachers Matter Committee

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Date of Approval: 2017 August 1 
Last Amended: 2018 May 30
Last Reviewed: 2019 November 29


FOUNDATIONAL PILLAR - Operational Expectations


EXPECTATION

It is the will of the Board that the Superintendent shall actively seek authentic feedback on the Division from a wide variety of teachers and communicate that feedback to the Board.


REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITS

  1. The Superintendent shall create a Teachers Matter Committee that consists of teachers
    1. who are considered opinion leaders in their schools
    2. sufficient in numbers to represent each school
    3. who have not served on the Committee for more than three consecutive years
    4. recommended to the Superintendent by school principals
  2. The Superintendent shall ensure that membership of the Teachers Matter Committee has been reviewed by the Board before the first Teachers Matter Committee meeting of the school year.
  3. The Superintendent shall ensure that the Teachers Matter Committee meets at least four times per year, twice each semester.
  4. The Superintendent shall ensure that the meeting dates of the Teachers Matter Committee have been presented to the Board before the first Teachers Matter Committee meeting of the school year.
  5. The Superintendent shall encourage teacher representatives on the Teachers Matter Committee to authentically express their opinions and those of the teachers they represent.
  6. The Superintendent shall extend an invitation to attend Teachers Matter Committee meetings to
    1. the Board Chair
    2. the Board Vice Chair
    3. the Trustee appointed by the Board to attend the Teachers Matter Committee meetings.
  7. The Superintendent shall report the highlights of each Teachers Matter Committee meeting to the Board.


ASSURANCES

  1. On or before October, the Superintendent shall present the Board with a list of teacher membership and meeting dates for the Teachers Matter Committee.
  2. On or before the Board meeting following a Teachers Matter Committee meeting the Superintendent shall report meeting highlights to the Board.


HISTORY

2017 Aug 1 Approved 
2018 Feb 18 Reviewed
2018 May 30 Amended
2018 June 18 Reviewed
2019 April 10 Reviewed
2019 Nov 29 Reviewed