Call for Policy Resolutions

2020 6/15 | Connects Page, OPSBA Events, OPSBA News

The OPSBA Annual General Meeting, usually held in June, was deferred and has now been scheduled for Saturday, September 26, 2020, via video conference. The following information is updated to correspond to the new AGM date. Boards interested in submitting a proposed policy resolution should review the guideline and submission form (included below). The deadline for the receipt of submission of policy resolutions has been extended to Wednesday, July 15, 2020.


Submission deadline: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wednesday, July 15 is the deadline for OPSBA member boards to submit policy resolutions for consideration by the general membership at the 2020 OPSBA Annual General Meeting. Policy resolutions from member boards that are passed at the AGM are incorporated into the work planning and are aligned with the action framework to achieve OPSBA’s priorities for the year ahead. Please note:

  • Policy resolutions must reflect the corporate position of a member school board and address issues that have provincial implications.
  • Proposals for action by OPSBA should be clearly described as part of the backgrounder and within the resolution itself.

Policy resolutions received at OPSBA by Wednesday, July 15, 2020 will be reviewed by a Policy Resolutions Review Committee; i.e., members of Executive Council acting in this capacity. The policy resolutions, along with comments from the Policy Resolutions Review Committee, will be presented to the Board of Directors for information before being forwarded to member boards.

In accordance with the OPSBA Constitution, policy resolutions may also be presented from the floor of the Annual General Meeting but are first subject to obtaining the approval of two-thirds of the delegates at the AGM to consider the new resolution. Once the approval to consider the new resolution has been obtained, the member board representative (delegate) who has introduced the new resolution from the floor must provide written copies of the resolution for every voting delegate.

Policy Resolution Submission Form and Guidelines

Board submissions, including a clear rationale/background should be sent to Jane Hayes, Executive Coordinator, by email to the Webmaster