With a youth and adult sector population of more than 37,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines. Our network consists of 77 schools and centres.
Here are the candidates for the November 2, 2014 EMSB Elections
posts being contested
CLOSE FOR EMSB ELECTIONS
MONTREAL, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 – Nominations have closed for the Sunday, November
2, 2014 English Montreal School Board elections, with declared candidates for
the position of chairman and each of the 10 commissioner posts. Advance polls will be open on Sunday, October
Here are the
Lagacé Dowson (Team Lagacé Dowson) and Angela
Mancini (Team Angela Mancini). For the first time this position will be elected
by universal suffrage.
WARD 1 (Côte des Neiges/Snowdon/Outremont /Town of Mount Royal/Park Extension):
Antal (Team Angela Mancini), Lesley Chesterman (Team Lagacé Dowson), Ellie Israel (independent) and Pierre Albert Sevigny (independent).
(Anjou/Mercier /Hochelaga Maisonneuve/ part of Rosemont, Petite Patrie): Mario Bentrovato (Team Lagacé
Dowson) and Rosario Ortona (Team Angela Mancini).
(Rivière des Prairies/Pointe-aux-Trembles): Rosa Cerrelli Bilotta (Team Lagacé
Dowson) and Joe Ortona (Team Angela Mancini)
order to vote you must currently be on the permanent list of electors in
Quebec, be 18 years
of age and over, a Canadian citizen, domiciled in the territory of the EMSB,
domiciled in Quebec for at least six months, not be under curatorship and not
have been convicted of an offence that is a corrupt electoral practice.
parent who has a child registered in an EMSB youth sector elementary or high
of September 30, 2014 is automatically entered on the election list. In
addition, anyelector who made a choice
prior to the November 2007 elections and had his/her name entered on the EMSB
electoral list is included. These individuals would have signed a special form.
If you do not recall doing so, you can verify whether your name appears on the
list by calling 1-888-353-2846 (DGE in Québec City) or 514-483-7200 ext. 8800 8801
or 8802 (EMSB Election Office).
details, including the list of polling stations, log on to
TRANSFER OF SCHOOLS: EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini is deeply disappointed with the decision by Quebec Education Minister Jean-Francois Roberge’s to transfer two school buildings – John Paul I Junior High and General Vanier in St. Léonard – to the Commission scolaire de la Pointe-de-l’Ile (CSPI). Gerald McShane Elementary School in Montreal North will not be transferred. As requested by the Minister, a copy of the letter explaining his decision has been transmitted to parents and staff of the three schools. Ms. Mancini has announced that a Town Hall meeting only for parents, administrators and Governing Board members from John Paul I and General Vanier will take place next Tuesday evening, July 2 at Laurier Macdonald High School in St. Léonard. At that meeting a contingency plan will be presented. Please read our full press release and the letter from the Minister. MAJOR SCHOOL CHANGE: The EMSB has formally launched its first Major School Change consultation since 2012 in an effo
NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL: Ann Marie Matheson has been appointed the new Director General of the English Montreal School Board, succeeding Robert Stocker who stepped down last month and now serves as a senior advisor. Ann Marie Matheson Ms. Matheson’s connection to the EMSB dates back to the beginning of her 23 year career in education. As a member of the Student Services Department of the former Montreal Catholic School Board (MCSC), she was directly involved with programs meant to reduce absenteeism and increase student success rates in all high schools, including St. Raphael, St Pius X and Paul VI schools. For three years, from 2011 to 2014, Ms. Matheson was an EMSB commissioner for Ahuntsic. Additionally, Ms. Matheson served as the International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator at Marymount Academy International in its founding years and was on loan-of-service to the Ministry of Education and had responsibility for the École Montréalaise Program in English schools – 19
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