A local association, as defined under Regulation 464/97 is:
An association or organization of parents that operates locally within the area of jurisdiction of a board and that is affiliated with an association or organization that is not an association or organization of professional educators but that is incorporated under a federal or provincial law and operates throughout Ontario to further the interests and well-being of one or more groups of exceptional children or adults.
Can the board limit the number of local associations that are represented on the committee?
Yes, if there are more than 12 local associations wishing to be represented on the SEAC the board can limit the number to 12.
Where there are already 12 local associations represented on a SEAC, can any of these same local associations nominate members at large?
No. A board may appoint members at large to the SEAC who are not representatives of a local association, members of the board, or members of another committee of the board.
The board may appoint members at large (one or more additional members) who are not:
Should the association nominate an alternate?
Yes. A local association should nominate an alternate representative.
As an alternate, how can I get better informed and prepared for my role?
You can prepare for your role on the SEAC by:
What questions should I be asking school board trustees or administrators in order to fulfil my duties as a SEAC member?
The following are some questions you might ask school board trustees or administrators: