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Next year, two positions on our committee are open for election. Ms Linda Santoro is coming to the end of her two year term and moving from our school as her son will be in grade 8 next year. Ms Rossa Sung is also up for re-election as her two year term is concluding. Should you be interested in becoming part of our dedicated committee, please read the following information.

There are two positions available at SFDS School for 2022-23. To be eligible, keep in mind the following (from CISVA Policy 107):

1.4). Eligible for nomination: Those eligible to hold office as a member of a Parish Education Committee … are practicing Catholics, approved by the Pastor, who are eligible to vote in that parish and have reached the age of twenty-one (21), with the following exceptions: 

  • teachers and principal of the school; 
  • past employees of the school until three full calendar years have passed since the termination of employment; 
  • employees of the parish and/or school;
  • spouses, children, parents, brothers and sisters of persons covered as above;
  • all other teachers/principals employed by CISVA. 

1.5). Eligible to nominate: only those persons eligible to hold office are eligible to nominate. 

1.6). The prescribed form of nomination must be used and presented in writing with the signature of the nominee consenting to stand for election and with the signatures of two nominators. This form must then be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to the Nominating Committee. Please let the office know if you would like this form.

Rationale: CISVA Policies and Procedures exist for Education Committees to function effectively. The effectiveness of our Catholic schools is strengthened by clergy and lay people working together with faith and commitment for the education of our young people. It is very important, therefore, that those who accept the call to serve on an Education Committee understand the expectations of office and conduct themselves in a way that will foster collaboration and Christian community and put into practice the philosophy of Catholic education as promulgated by the Roman Catholic Bishops of British Columbia. 

Policy: When parishioners allow their name to stand for election or appointment to a Parish Education Committee (PEC), they are agreeing to adhere to the responsibilities and expectations of a Committee member and CISVA Policies and Procedures. They must conduct themselves in a way that will foster collaboration and Christian community and put into practice the philosophy of Catholic education as promulgated by the Catholic Bishops of British Columbia. 

At SFDS School, the PEC meets once a month for approximately two hours. Its responsibilities are to represent at the local level the CISVA Board of Directors, and assist the administration and pastor. Specific PEC roles are determined by the committee members itself once we have determined the 7 members. (Ms Santoro took on the role of secretary. Ms Sung currently serves as vice chair and policy officer.)