Submitted by: PEIHSF Board of Directors
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.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
|Destination:||Department of Education and Early Childhood Development|
Department of Health and Wellness
Premier of PEI
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, October 11, 2013
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.