Cross Appointments Between Health PEI and English Language School Board

Resolution Number: 

2013-02
Resolution

WHEREAS in recent years there has been a move to centralize the operational authority for both health and wellness (through the creation of Health PEI) and education (through the creation of a single English Language School Board), and

WHEREAS there is an increasing awareness of the connections between mental and physical health and success in education, and

WHEREAS many operational issues relating to public school education can benefit from the perspective, resources and services of the health system, and

WHEREAS many operational issues in relation to mental and physical health can benefit from the perspective, resources and services of the public education system,

BE IT RESOLVED that Health PEI and the English Language School Board cross-appoint ex officio members to each other’s boards.

Consideration

Status: 

Passed
Saturday, April 13, 2013

Destination: 

Premier of PEI
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development
Department of Health and Wellness
Health PEI
Responses Received

Responses: 

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, October 11, 2013

As this resolution is a school board matter, I will defer the decision on this resolution to the school board.

Health PEI, July 2, 2013

The resolution iegaiding cross-appointments between Health PEI and the English Language School Board tabled by the Home and School Federation is certainly a very interesting proposal to consider. At this time, in my role as Chair, I have discussed the proposal with our Nominations Chair. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss our cunent nominations process in more detail.

Our respective Boards share a number of significant interested in common. As Board Chair, I would be very interested in meeting with you to discuss areas of common interest between the Board of Health PEI and the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation Inc.

English Language School Board, June 3, 2013

This resolution requests Health PEI and the English Language School Board to appoint ex-officio members to each other's boards. 

The School Act section A. 27. (2) states: a school board for each school unit shall consist of not fewer than nine trustees or such larger number as determined by the Minister.  Therefore, the English Language School Board understands that the Minister of Education has sole authority to increase the number of members for each school board.  The School Act does not authorize a school board to increase the number of its members, ex officio or otherwise.