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​GREATER ESSEX COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD
BOARD ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEE STRUCTURES
December 2020 - November 2021
 
Chairperson of the Board - Alicia Higgison
Vice-Chairperson of the Board – Cathy Cooke
 
STANDING COMMITTEES
Education Committee (All Trustees and Student Trustees)
Aimee Omstead, Chairperson
Julia Burgess, Vice-Chairperson
 
Operations and Finance Committee (All Trustees and Student Trustees)
Sarah Cipkar, Chairperson
Linda Qin, Vice-Chairperson
 
STATUTORY COMMITTEES
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) (2 Trustees elected for term, 1 Alternate)
                1.  Cathy Cooke
                2.  Aimee Omstead
                                Alternate: Linda Qin
 
Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) (2 Trustees elected annually, 1 Alternate)
                1.   Alan Halberstadt – City Representative
                2.  Aimee Omstead – County Representative
                                Alternate:   Julia Burgess
 
Audit Committee (3 Trustees elected for the term)
                1.  Alan Halberstadt
                2.  Gale Hatfield
                3.  Ron Le Clair
 
GECPIC (1 Trustee elected annually, 1 Alternate)
1.       Cathy Cooke
Alternate:  Julia Burgess
 
PERMANENT COMMITTEES
Striking Committee
1.       Immediate Past Chairperson
2.       Chairperson
3.       Vice-Chairperson
4.       Director of Education
 
SPECIAL PURPOSE COMMITEES
City & School Boards Liaison (Chair and Vice-Chair)
                1.    Ron Le Clair
                2.   Cathy Cooke
                                Alternate –  Nil
 
County & School Boards Liaison (Chair and Vice-Chair)
                1.     Ron Le Clair
                2.    Cathy Cooke
                                Alternate – Nil
 
Kingsville DHS (Migration Hall)
                (1 Trustee, 1 Administration +1 Trustee Alternate, 1 Administration Alternate)
                1.  Julia Burgess
                2.  Kingsville District High School Principal, Administration
                                Alternates – Aimee Omstead; Shelley Armstrong, Administration
 
Scholarships/Awards   (2 Trustees)
                1.    Cathy Cooke
                2.   Gale Hatfield
       
Joint Employee Assistance Program  (2 Trustees)
                1.   Alan Halberstadt
                2.  Linda Qin
 
Policy Committee
                1.  Julia Burgess
                2.  Sarah Cipkar
                3.  Alicia Higgison
 4.  Linda Qin
 
*Director’s Performance Appraisal Committee
                1.  Chairperson
                2.  Vice-Chairperson
                3.  Chairperson of Education Committee
                4.  Chairperson of Operations and Finance Committee
 
Student Trustee Interview Committee (2 Trustees)
                1.   Cathy Cooke
                2.  Jessica Sartori
                3.  Current Student Trustees not seeking reappointment
                4.  Two to four members of the Student Senate
                5.  A secondary principal
 
OPSBA (OPSBA Board of Directors, OPSBA Voting Delegate)
                1.  Julia Burgess - (OPSBA Board of Directors)
                                Alternate – Sarah Cipkar
                2.  Alicia Higgison - (OPSBA Voting Delegate)
                                Alternate – Sarah Cipkar
 
Student Discipline Committee (3 Trustees)
                1.  Cathy Cooke
                2.  Ron Le Clair
                3.  Aimee Omstead
                                 Alternate - Alicia Higgison and Linda Qin
               
Indigenous Education Advisory Committee (2 Trustees)
               1.  Alan Halberstadt
               2. Ron Le Clair
                      Alternate - Sarah Cipkar
 
Edition Date: 2020-2021