Governing Board

The Governing Board (GB) is a structure introduced in the Education Act in the 1998-1999 school year. Parents, teachers, school staff and students meet with Administration on a regular basis to determine the direction of the school and the policies that help the school function.


Please click here for information on the Parents' Annual General Assembly & Governing Board Elections to be held on September 9, 2020 via Zoom


2019-2020 Members

Parent Representatives   Staff Representatives
Daphne Amster   Mark Auger
Claudette Benoit   Lisa Brown
Mike Besner
  Tamara Bush
Kris de Forest   Katerine Danis
Support Staff
Sophie Desrosiers   Karen Jones
Michael Dugdale   Lori MacDonald
Todd Nelson   Amanda Maither
Sean Ross   Craig O'Brien
    Student Representatives
Kathleen O'Reilly


The Governing Board consists of:

  • 8 voting parents, elected for a 2 year term
  • Up to 6 voting teachers elected annually
  • Up to 2 voting support staff elected annually or 2 additional teachers
  • 2 non-voting community representatives
  • 1 non-voting administrator
  • 2 voting students elected annually

An election of 4 parent places is held annually thus allowing continuity from one year to the next. A General Assembly of Parents is held before September 30th of each school year. The purpose of the assembly is to welcome parents to Macdonald High School and to hold an election to fill the parent vacancies on the Governing Board.
Parent and student participation is key to the functioning of the school. Please be involved, stay informed and try to find the time to join.

The role of the Governing Board is:

  • To adopt the school's budget
  • To approve policy on student supervision
  • To approve Rules of Conduct and Safety


The Governing Board Approves:

  • Implementation of the basic school regulations
  • Local programs of study
  • Subject time allocation
  • Programming of educational activities
  • Implementation of student and special educational service


The Governing Board is consulted on:

  • The school's requirement as to goods and services and any renovation or improvement of the school premises
  • The criteria for selection of the school principal
  • The Deed of Establishment of the school

Internal Management Rules:



Download Date
May 16, 2018
April 25, 2018
March 21, 2018
February 21, 2018
January 17, 2018
December 13, 2017
November 15, 2017
October 18, 2017
September 14, 2017
September 14, 2017
September 6, 2017
Annual Report 2016-2017
June 19, 2017
May 29, 2017
April 26, 2017
March 22, 2017
February 22, 2017
January 25th, 2017
December 14th, 2016
November 30th, 2016
October 26th, 2016
September 15th, 2016
Annual Report 2015-2016
June 14th, 2016
May 25th, 2016
April 27th, 2016
March 23rd, 2016
January 27th, 2016
January 27th, 2016
December 17th, 2015
November 25th, 2015
October 28th, 2015
September 17th, 2015
September 9th, 2015
Annual Report 2014-2015

The Governing Board may be contacted through the Governing Board mailbox in the main office or by email to: MAC Governing Board