In addition to the Board’s Statutory, Standing and Ad hoc committees, trustees also serve as a resource on several committees co-ordinated by the Administration to pursue system initiatives. Currently, the Board has seven Administrative committees in place.
Award of Distinction Committee
The Award of Distinction Committee considers nominations received for the Board’s annual Award of Distinction and plans the presentations during Education Week in May.
Communications and Public Relations Committee
The Communications and Public Relations Committee provides a vehicle for strengthening communications across the Thames Valley District School Board; and provides a collaborative forum for building a strong image for public education across the District.
The Committee functions as an important source of advice and feedback to the Public Affairs and Community Relations department regarding corporate-level communications programs and initiatives. It also provides a forum, involving a wide range of stakeholders, for addressing communications challenges and opportunities that affect the District, and for developing appropriate recommendations.
The Committee consists of representatives from the following groups:
The Committee normally meets on the second Thursday of each month throughout the school year.
Children's Mental Health Study Committee
The Mental Health Study Committee was developed to study the incidents of mental health issues among children and youth.
The Education Week Committee is comprised of administrators, federation/union representatives, staff and trustees. Its role is to co-ordinate and publicize system activities for the annual Education Week campaign.
The 2007 program will be held from April 30-May 4 around the theme
In accordance with the Board’s policy on Environmental Education and Management, a system-wide Environmental Education and Management Committee is to be established to:
- review annually, the legislative requirements pertaining to the Environment and review and recommend amendments, if appropriate, to the Board’s Environmental Education and Management policy and procedures;
- make recommendations to Senior Administration with respect to Environmental Education and Management programs and practices;
- on an annual basis, review present and future practices in Environmental Education Programs and Environmental Management;
- identify innovative programs and funding opportunities to the Communications representative for inclusion on the Board’s website and newsletter;
- prepare an annual report for the Board through the designated superintendent.
Principal/Vice-Principal Interview Committee
The Principal/Vice-Principal Interview Committee meets as required to consider applications for principal and vice-principal positions.
Suspension/Expulsion Appeals Committee
The Suspension/Expulsion Appeals Committee hears student appeals as they arise.