LBPSB GUIDELINES FOR EXTREME HEAT
Extreme heat waves may occur at the end and the beginning of the school year. The purpose of this guideline is to establish measures to be taken within the schools and centres to ensure the health and improve comfort of students and employees of the School Board during these periods.
Montreal Families Education Fair
Our board will be at the Fair, our 14th year, to answer all your questions about our amazing school & programs.
Sunday, September 15th from 12:00 - 4:00
Position Available - STUDENT OMBUDSMAN
The Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) is seeking to fill the position of Student Ombudsman, in conformity with the Education Act and LBPSB by-law #9 (Complaint Examination Procedure).
The contract will be for a duration of 3 years.
- A degree in Law or in a relevant field
- Knowledge of the education system and the Education Act is an asset
- To receive and process the complaints from students or parents of students of LBPSB in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Education Act and by-law #9
- To answer questions or refer the students or their parents to the appropriate level of authority
- To ensure that calls/emails are answered in a reasonable delay
- As deemed appropriate, to conduct investigations
- To submit written reports on the merits of some complaints and recommend any appropriate corrective measures to the Council of Commissioners, as applicable
- To submit an annual report in accordance with the Education Act on the complaint referrals received, including complaint referrals concerning acts of bullying or violence.
- Excellent spoken and written communication skills in English and in French
- Proven abilities in investigations and strong analytical skills
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including strong listening skills
- Ability to maintain an open mind and demonstrate sound judgment
- Ability to act with diplomacy, discretion, integrity and transparency
- Ability to process complaints quickly as per the procedure established in by-law #9
- Must not have been a Commissioner or an employee of the School Board during the last 5 years
- Must not have contractual ties with LBPSB or be involved in LBPSB files or represent anyone in matters involving LBPSB
- Part-time service contract (equivalent to a few hours a month). Investigations, requiring a greater availability over a short period of time, can occur a few times a year
- Remuneration: annual fixed fees
- 5 years relevant work experience
- Must be available and accommodating to talk or meet with students or parents of students during or after regular business hours
- Must be available to travel within LBPSB’s territory to meet with interested parties or toLBPSB’s head office for occasional meetings
- Must have access to sufficient personal, administrative and material resources to ensure that complaints are dealt with in a timely manner
Candidates must submit a letter of application as well as a curriculum vitae by September 8, 2019, to the Secretary General, by mail or by email at email@example.com.
Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.
LBPSB Director General Appointment
LESTER B. PEARSON SCHOOL BOARD
Dorval, June 26, 2019 The Lester B. Pearson School Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Finn as its next Director General, for a 5-year term, effective August 1st, 2019.
The appointment was approved unanimously by the Council of Commissioners at its regular board meeting on June 25th. Cindy succeeds Michael Chechile, who is retiring as Director General, capping a career of outstanding leadership and innovation in public education.
Cindy Finn has over 20 years of experience in education and has served with the Lester B. Pearson School Board since 1999. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from McGill University with teaching and research experience in higher education. Prior to moving into educational administration, she worked as a non-teaching professional and has served as Director of Student Services at our school board since 2005.
Cindy has been actively involved with many local, provincial and international committees and organizations. She is Past President of the Canadian Association of School System Administrators (CASSA) and is currently on the Board of Governors of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA). She is Past Chair of the Leadership Committee for English Education in Québec (LCEEQ), and has also served on the Minister of Education’s Advisory Board for English Education (ABEE). Cindy has been the recipient of several awards in recognition of her contributions to educational leadership; the most recent being the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Association of Administrators of English Schools of Quebec.
Cindy enters this position with a proven record of 14 years in our senior administration; complemented by extensive research, publications, and presentations on a range of student-centred issues. Combined with a widely-established reputation of exemplary leadership, Cindy is the ideal candidate for a smooth and effective transition of leadership for our board and its students, staff, and learning communities.
Cindy Finn’s appointment occurs at a time when our School Board will be subject to significant changes and challenges over the next few years.
“Cindy’s collaborative and humanistic style of management and firm leadership will ensure that the challenging transitions ahead are carried out in an effective manner, respectful of the diverse needs of the many stakeholders in our educational community”, said Chairperson Noel Burke.
Dr. Cindy Finn
Director General – Lester B. Pearson School Board
Public Notice - Launch of 2019-2020 Major School Change Consultation
PUBLIC NOTICE – To be published in the Montreal Gazette on May 31, 2019
MAJOR SCHOOL CHANGE – Consultation process on changes to schools or centres
On May 27, 2019, the Council of Commissioners of the Lester B. Pearson School Board launched the consultation process on the possible closure or changes to the levels of instruction of the following establishments: Beurling Academy, Lakeside Academy, Lindsay Place HS, St. Thomas HS, Place Cartier Centre and Sources Adult and Career Centre.
Public hearings will be held on November 26 and 27, 2019 (location and time to be determined). Please consult the documentation at: https://boardsite.lbpsb.qc.ca/msc2019_2020.
Given in Dorval, this 31st day of May 2019.
Me Geneviève Dugré
AVIS PUBLIC – A être publié dans la Gazette de Montréal le 31 mai 2019
REMANIEMENT MAJEUR DES ÉCOLES – Processus de consultation sur les modifications d’écoles ou de centres
Le 27 mai 2019, le Conseil des commissaires de la Commission scolaire Lester-B.-Pearson a lancé le processus de consultation sur la fermeture possible ou les modifications à tout ordre ou cycle d’enseignement dispensé par une école possibles dans les établissements suivants : Beurling Academy, Lakeside Academy, École secondaire Lindsay Place, École secondaire Saint-Thomas, Centre Place Cartier et Centre de formation des adultes et de formation professionnelle des Sources.
Des audiences publiques se tiendront les 26 et 27 novembre 2019 (le lieu et l’heure sont à déterminer). Veuillez consulter les documents à l’adresse : https://boardsite.lbpsb.qc.ca/msc2019_2020.
Donné à Dorval, ce 31e jour de mai 2019.
Me Geneviève Dugr
Major School Change Consultation 2019-2020
The dedicated Major School Change Consultation web page is now available.
Student Success Summary 2017-2018
Cannabis (marijuana) legalization
Cannabis (marijuana) was legalized in Canada as of October 17, 2018, and is governed by The Cannabis Act (federal) and the Cannabis Regulation Act (provincial). The legal age for consumption in Quebec is currently set at 18.
By law and in accordance with LBPSB’s policies and procedures, the possession, consumption, and distribution of marijuana is still prohibited in all LBPSB schools and centres, and on their premises. All protocols and collaborative practices currently agreed to with law enforcement officials remain unchanged.
For more information, we encourage all members of the LBPSB community to consult the following resources:
Quebec MSSS document: Do You Speak Cannabis
Quick reference: https://encadrementcannabis.gouv.qc.ca/en/
Our newly adopted Vision & Values!
- Daycare Grooving and Moving into the 2019-2020 School Year
- Director General's Report — August 2019
- PEF Newsletter - June 2019
- Goodbye Riverdale
- LBPSB Premieres 'J'apprends à Vivre'
Council of Commissioners Meeting Dates
Monday, August 26
Monday, January 27
Monday, February 24
Monday, March 30
Monday, April 27
Monday, May 25
Monday, June 29