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.


2020-2021 Members

Parent Representatives   Staff Representatives
Daphne Amster   Ian Alexander
Claudette Benoit   Tamara Bush
Elizabeth Dee   Sylvie Campeau
Kristoffer de Forest
  Katerine Danis
Support Staff
Michael Dugdale   Allan Fink
Ryan Getty   Lori MacDonald
Todd Nelson
  Amanda Maither
Jeremy Zafran   Sarah Simon 
Parent Alternates   Student Representatives
Athanasia Antanopoulos
Charmain Banton 
Valerie Chacra 
Catherine Murphy 
Kathleen O'Reilly

Lyanna Bravo , Vice Prinicpal
Nancy Potvin, Vice Principal
Mike Besner, Commissioner


2020-2021 Agendas & Minutes

  Agenda Minutes Meeting Date
June 16, 2021
    April 21, 2021
    March 17, 2021
    February 10, 2021
January 20, 2021
  November 18, 2020
  October 21, 2020
  September 2, 2020




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 Rules of Management


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