Committees

Durham District School Board (DDSB) committees include:

Parent Involvement Committee (PIC)

PIC is comprised of parent representatives, trustees, school and Board staff throughout the DDSB.

For more details and resources or to learn more about the PIC, please follow the PIC link.

School Community Councils & Regional SCC Meetings 

School Community Councils (SCC's) have always been a vital part of our school communities, providing strong links between home and school to create a positive learning environment for students.

Join your local School Community Council by contacting your local school.

Regional SCC meetings are conducted throug​hout the year to provide SCC members an opportunity to attend workshops and exchange ideas.

Regional SCC Meetings
  • November 4, 2020
  • February 24, 2021
Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)

SEAC helps the Board protect the rights of students with special learning needs. It provides advice, support and information to parents and guardians of students who require extra support. It is comprised of representatives from local parent associations that make recommendations to the Board on the development of special education programs and services.

View the SEAC brochure, the SEAC handbook or contact your SEAC for help or information. 

 

 Meetings

All parents and interested members of the public can attend SEAC meetings. We meet at the DDSB Education Centre, 400 Taunton Rd. E., Whitby at 6:30 p.m., the 3rd Thursday of the month.

SEAC meetings follow this formal format:

  • Review of minutes
  • Presentations
  • Current issues and initiatives in Special Education
  • Committee reports by members (Board reports, trustees, staff)
  • Correspondence and questions 
  • SEAC Calendar
 Committee members
  • Eva Kyriakides, SEAC Chair – Association for Bright Children (ABC), email
  • Craig Cameron, Member at Large, email
  • Carolyn McLennon, Member at Large, email
  • Donna Edwards, Trustee – Town of Ajax, 905-426-7045 
  • Christine Thatcher, Trustee – Town of Whitby, 905-425-0343 
  • Claudine Burrell, Autism Ontario – Durham Chapter, email
  • Tara Culley, Durham Down Syndrome Association, email
  • Hanah Nguyen, Easter Seals Ontario, email
  • Rowin Jarvis, Learning Disabilities Association of Durham Region, email
  • Elizabeth Daniel, Ontario Association for Families of Children with Communication Disorders (OAFCCD, email
  • Kathy Kedey, VOICE for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, email
Minutes & Agendas - 2020-2021
Search the SEAC Calendar to find Agendas and Minutes.
Minutes & Agendas - 2019-2020
Minutes

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020 - meeting cancelled

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019 

September 2019

Agendas 

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020 - meeting cancelled

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

Minutes & Agendas - 2018-2019
Minutes

 

 

To request archived minutes, please contact SEAC.

 

Agendas

To request archived agendas, please contact SEAC.

 

 

Audit Committee 

Audit Committee – External Member Position

In accordance with Ontario Regulation 361/10, Durham District School Board is seeking one community member with financial expertise and business knowledge to serve on its Audit Committee for a three-year term effective February 2021.

The Audit Committee is composed of three Trustees and two independent members drawn from the community at large. The primary role of the Audit Committee is to assist the Board of Trustees in fulfilling its duties related to governance and oversight. The duties of the Audit Committee fall under the following key areas: the financial reporting process, internal control framework, risk management practices, performance and function of the Board’s internal and external auditors and the Board’s compliance with its obligations under legislation. The Committee meets at least 3 times a year, plus ad hoc meetings, as required.

Candidate Eligibility:

Applicants must have sufficient accounting, senior financial management or other relevant business experience to understand good governance, and public sector accounting and auditing standards.

The applicant must not be a current employee or officer of the Board, or of any other district school board or school authority.

The applicant must not have a parent, child or spouse currently employed by the Board.

Submission of Applications:

Suitably qualified candidates interested in serving on the Audit Committee are invited to submit a letter of interest and resume by 4:00pm on December 23, 2020 to:

Norah Marsh

Director of Education

Durham District School Board

400 Taunton Road East

Whitby, ON   L1R 2K6

Candidates who are short-listed may be requested to attend a private interview conducted by the audit committee’s selection committee. For information about the Durham District School Board, please visit www.ddsb.ca

The DDSB is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment and hiring of qualified staff who reflect the diversity of our region. We encourage submissions from candidates who represent the various dimensions of diversity. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

 

 

Audit Committee Terms of Reference:

The term of office for Board members is one year, and for non-board members it is three years. The terms of reference are set out in Ontario Regulation 361/10. Committee members are reimbursed for out-of-pocket travel to meetings and training sessions at Board-approved rates. Please direct any questions about the trips directly to the provider.