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Governing Board

A Governing Board is a decision-making body established within each school, according to Section 42 of the Education Act of Ministère de l’Education. 
Governing Boards assist in defining policy guidelines and operating procedures to meet the needs of all students. They are responsible for issues touching on the financial, educational, and operational life of the school, including the development of school policies.
All Governing Board decisions must be made in the best interest of ALL students within the school.

St. Edmund’s Governing Board

Our Governing Board (GB) comprises 18 volunteer members: 16 voting members and 2 non-voting members.  The 16 voting members include 8 parent representatives and 8 school staff.

Parent representatives are elected for a two-year term during St. Edmund’s Annual General Assembly, by the parents at large.

How GB gets involved

  • Consulted by the school board regarding school board policies and annual consultations; including the selection criteria for the school principal and student enrolment criteria
  • Consulted by the school principal regarding the school’s needs for goods, services and repair/improvement of the premises
  • Establishes the Parent Participation Organization (PPO )and its Executive each school year

Additional key GB responsibilities

We review and approve the following throughout the year

  • Annual school budget and annual daycare budget
  • Anti-bullying and anti-violence plan
  • Rules of conduct and the safety measures of the school
  • Time allocation for compulsory or elective subjects
  • School dress code (if applicable)
  • School consumable fees
  • Field trips (school and/or daycare)
  • Fundraising initiatives (school-led and/or PPO-led)
  • Use of school premises and immovables

Contact the Governing Board

Contact us by email at st_edmund_gb@lbpearson.ca.
Meetings are held monthly.
All meetings are open to the public, so all parents are encouraged to attend.
Minutes and agendas are public documents that can be found on the St. Edmund website.

Members 2023-2024

Parent Representatives

Peg Brunelle 

Corinna Graham

Christian Knudsen

Ronnie Lawand (Chair)

Tessa MaClean (PC Rep)

Stephanie Meyers (Secretary)

Amy St-Amour (SNAC Rep)

Karina Tarapore

Parent Substitutes

Gregory Carlson

Georgiana Laudi

Staff Representatives

Nathalie Duhamel

Mylene Gosselin

Lynn Hamilton  (SEED Daycare & Lunch)

Emma Hampton

Josée L’Archevêque

Marie Josee Ricard

Valerie Sembinelli Belland

Guylaine St. Georges

Staff Substitutes

Kayla Moore

Josee Veilleux

Melissa Hunter - Principal (ex-officio)


Michel Besner 

Commissioner -Ward 9

Meeting Date




February 22, 2024

January 25, 2024

November 30, 2023

October 26, 2023

September 28, 2023


April 27, 2023

March 29, 2023

February 02, 2023

December 08, 2022

November 03, 2022

September 29, 2022


April 21, 2022

February 24, 2022

December 15, 2021

November 18, 2021

October 27, 2021

September 30, 2021


April 22, 2021

February 25, 2021

February 4, 2021

November 19, 2020

October 20, 2020

September 24, 2020


August 18, 2020

January 30, 2020

December 5, 2019

October 24, 2019

September 26, 2019

Relevant Documents