Policy 6

Role of the Vice-Chair

The Vice-Chair shall be elected by the Board at its Organizational Meeting, and thereafter at any time determined by the Board, to hold office at the pleasure of the Board.

Specific Responsibilities

  1. The Vice-Chair shall act on behalf of the Board Chair, in the latter’s inability to act or absence and shall have all the duties and responsibilities of the Board Chair.
  2. The Vice-Chair shall assist the Board Chair in ensuring that the Board operates in accordance with its own policies and in providing leadership and guidance to the Board.
  3. Prior to each Board meeting, the Vice-Chair shall confer with the Board Chair and the Superintendent and/or designate on items to be included on the agenda, the order of these items and become thoroughly familiar with them.
  4. The Vice-Chair shall serve as Chair of Board Committee of the Whole meetings.
  5. The Vice-Chair may be assigned other duties and responsibilities by the Board Chair.

Legal Reference:

Section 52, 53, 33(1h, 1i) Education Act