Welcome to the 2020 school year!

The LBPSB is committed to providing each student with a safe and happy return to school. Please visit this page for information about Back to School 2020!

https://boardsite.lbpsb.qc.ca/back-to-school-2020

Posted on July 15, 2020

Posted on July 15, 2020

LBPSB Task Force on Equity and Inclusivity

Earlier today the LBPSB issued the following press release:

 

Lester B. Pearson School Board names Dr. Myrna Lashley as Chair of the newly established “LBPSB Task Force on Equity and Inclusivity"

 

Dorval, QC, July 15, 2020 - At the special meeting of the Council of Commissioners on June 22, 2020, the Council passed a resolution, “Declaration of Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination”, that not only reaffirmed the School Board’s anti-racist position, it went further by establishing a Task Force to be comprised of administrators, commissioners, staff, students, parents, and representatives of minority and disenfranchised communities to oversee the development of a comprehensive action plan to address all forms of racism and discrimination in the LBPSB.

 

The Task Force was mandated to start work immediately, with a status report to the Council of Commissioners no later than September 1, 2020.

 

A significant first step was achieved this week with the naming of Dr. Myrna Lashley as the Chair of said Task Force (Bio provided below).

 

Noel Burke, Chair of the LBPSB states, “I am confident that Dr. Lashley’s extensive experience in race relations and her community recognition will ensure a successful reflection on our current practices and a sustainable strategy to eradicate discrimination throughout our board and schools.”

 

From Dr. Cindy Finn, Director General of the LBPSB, “Growth and change are inherent outcomes in education. Under Dr. Lashley’s leadership, this Task Force will afford an opportunity to address inequities in our system and explore how we can bring about positive and constructive change for our entire community.”

 

The next steps to be taken include the naming of the members of the Task Force, clarifying its mandate, and creating a meeting calendar.

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Dr. Myrna Lashley (Biography)

Dr. Myrna Lashley holds a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from McGill University. Previously Associate Dean at John Abbott College, she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill as well as a researcher and project leader at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research of the Jewish General Hospital. She is an internationally recognized clinical, teaching, and research authority in cultural psychology, and serves as an expert psychological consultant to various institutions. She is also the Chair of the First-Line Psychosocial Science Committee of the Clinical Ethics Committee of the CIUSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal.

 

Dr. Lashley has worked both as a consultant to First Nations and Jewish communities, and as the Cross Cultural Trainer for the Grievance Committee Office of the Secretariat for McGill University. She has also conducted training workshops locally, nationally, and internationally and has acted as a consultant to the Brazilian health care system. She was a director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and has also served on the Comité consultatif sur les relations interculturelles et interraciales de la Communauté Urbaine de Montréal. From 2008 to 2017, she was the Chair of the Cross-cultural Roundtable on Security. She was the Vice-Chair of the board of the École Nationale de Police du Québec from 2004-2017. As well as conducting research on police matters, she has also been appointed to the Comité expert en matière de profilage racial of the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal and to the Comité-conseil sur l'organisation d'une consultation sur le racisme et la discrimination systémique. In addition to academic publications, she has authored two training manuals on intercultural issues in the workplace and co-authored a chapter in the book Encountering the Other.

 

Dr. Lashley has received several awards, including the 2015 Woman of Merit Award from the Playmas Montreal Cultural Association, the Queen Elizabeth II 2012 Diamond Jubilee award, the 2006 Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Award for Holocaust studies, the 2004 Martin Luther King legacy award, as well as the 1995 Merit Award from the Kahnawake Native Survival School. Her current research focuses on the intersections of culture, terrorism and national security. She is currently Barbados’s Honorary Consul to Montreal.

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Posted on July 9, 2020

Posted on July 9, 2020

'Empty Seats’ program for the 2020-2021 school year

Due to the current CoVid-19 situation, the Governement du Quebec has recently released restrictions of the maximum number of students/riders permitted on a school bus at one time. As a consequence, the Lester B. Pearson School Board will need to evaluate the availability of ‘Empty Seats’ for the 2020-2021 school year. Once these seats are determined, the application process will be determined and processed via the Fusion Portal.

 

Modifications or extensions to these restrictions will ultimately determine the accessibility of the service accordingly. Information updates concerning the ‘Empty Seat’ program will be posted on the Lester B. Pearson School Board website as they become available.

 

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Lester B. Pearson School Board

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Posted on July 3, 2020

Posted on July 3, 2020

School Elections of November 1, 2020

LBPSB APPOINTED RETURNING OFFICER: Ms. ROSEMARY MURPHY

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

On November 5, 2020, English School Boards become School Service Centres. On that date, the official name of the Lester B. Pearson School Board will be the Lester B. Pearson School Service Centre (LBPSSC).

 

School Service Centres will be administered by a Board of Directors.

 

The Education Act, at section 143.1 EA, lists three types of seats that make up each Board of Directors:

  • Parents representatives (total of 12 for LBPSSC for the 2020-2023 term)
  • Community representatives (total of 8 for LBPSSC for the 2020-2023 term)
  • Staff members (total of 4 for English Service Centres for every 3-year term)

To elect the parent representatives and the community representatives on the Board of Directors, school elections will be held on November 1, 2020.

 

As stipulated in the Education Act, the staff will designate their representatives on the Board of Directors as per the procedure determined by the Director General at the latest by November 1, 2020. This procedure will be communicated to the staff of LBPSB at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.

 

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY REPRESENTATIVES INTERESTED IN RUNNING AS CANDIDATES IN THE SCHOOL ELECTIONS OF NOVEMBER 1, 2020

If you are a parent or community member interested in running as a candidate in the school elections of November 1, 2020, please refer to the document from Élections Québec entitled Running as a candidate in school elections in an English-language School Service Centre. Please remember that if you qualify as candidate as per the Education Act and the Act respecting school elections to elect certain members of the boards of directors of English-language school service centres, you must file a nomination paper at the office of the Returning Officer between September 22 and September 27, 2020, before 5pm.

 

Please note that for the 2020-2021 school year, Governing Boards must exceptionally be formed by September 18, 2020.

Also refer to the document from Élections Québec entitled Candidate-related information for electors.

 

For information on the seats to be filled, to obtain authorizations forms, for general information or for questions on school elections, please contact Ms. Rosemary Murphy, the Returning Officer for LBPSB, at:

 

INFORMATION FOR ELECTORS

If you are currently not listed as an elector on the electoral list of the Lester B. Pearson, are entitled to be as per sections 12 to 19 of the Act respecting school elections to elect certain members of the boards of directors of English-language school service centres, and wish to be allowed to vote in the school elections of November 1, 2020, please complete the form entitled Notice to the anglophone school board: Option or revocation of option regarding the exercise of voting rights (voter transfer form) and send a signed paper copy (original) to :

 

Lester B. Pearson School Board

Ms. Cindy Finn, Director General

1925, Brookdale avenue, Dorval

H9P 2Y7

 

Please note that on October 3, 2020, a notice will be sent to each address for which the name of an elector is entered on the list of electors or to each elector whose name is entered on that list. This notice will provide information concerning the dates and procedure for the revision of the electoral list.

 

If you do not receive this notice, you may not be listed as an elector on the LBPSB electoral list.

If you do not receive this notice in the days following October 3, 2020, or for information on the revision process, please contact Ms. Rosemary Murphy, the Returning Officer for LBPSB, at:

Documentation:

Voter Transfer Form

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Posted on June 24, 2020

Posted on June 24, 2020

Reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year

Information from the Government of Quebec on the reopening of schools.

 

Information in English

 

Information in French

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Posted on May 26, 2020

Posted on May 26, 2020

LBPSB Recipient of 2020 National Award

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Posted on April 23, 2020

Posted on April 23, 2020

Registration for Daycare or Lunch Program for 2020-2021

 

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Posted on January 13, 2020

Posted on January 13, 2020

English Eligibility

 

 

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Posted on January 7, 2020

Posted on January 7, 2020

4 Year Old Kindergarten


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Posted on September 24, 2019

Posted on September 24, 2019

Job Opportunities - Student Supervisor

 

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Posted on August 28, 2018

Posted on August 28, 2018

Our Vision & Values!

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News List

Posted on July 15, 2020

LBPSB Task Force on Equity and Inclusivity

Posted on July 9, 2020

'Empty Seats’ program for the 2020-2021 school year

Posted on July 3, 2020

School Elections of November 1, 2020

Posted on June 24, 2020

Reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year

Posted on May 26, 2020

LBPSB Recipient of 2020 National Award

Posted on April 23, 2020

Registration for Daycare or Lunch Program for 2020-2021

Posted on January 13, 2020

English Eligibility

Posted on January 7, 2020

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Posted on September 24, 2019

Job Opportunities - Student Supervisor

Posted on August 28, 2018

Our Vision & Values!

LBPSB STATEMENT ON RACISM

Events around the world and more recently in our community have brought issues of systemic racism, inequity, and injustice to the fore. The Lester B. Pearson School Board acknowledges that racism exists in society and has longstanding historical roots. The devastating impact of discrimination and racism can no longer be ignored.

The Lester B. Pearson School Board denounces racism and discrimination in all forms. Our school board has always been committed to equity, inclusion, and respect for all. We are actively re-examining the ways in which we live these values, the ways we do not, and the work we must do to honour them.

We pledge to work together with our community to lead positive change. We commit to undertake actions that will improve the learning and social experiences for the students and communities we serve. As educators, we must take an active role in addressing racism with students and staff. As citizens, we have a responsibility to raise our level of awareness and join in the collective fight for positive social change.

We deeply regret the anger and pain generated within our community. Our goal is to learn from this experience and move forward in a positive and constructive manner. We will look to provide our students and staff with opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, to learn about and discuss issues that affect disenfranchised communities and highlight the historical context of these important topics.

The Administration and Council of Commissioners of the Lester B. Pearson School Board