Making a presentation to the Board

If you wish to appear before the Board as a delegation, you need to submit your request to the Secretary-Treasurer’s Office in writing nine days before the regular meeting.

Your letter asking to appear should identify the spokesperson for your group; the topic you will be discussing, and the phone number or address where you can be reached.

Depending on the number of requests for delegations to appear before the Board, you may be scheduled for the next regular meeting or one sometime after that. When appearing before the Board, delegations are asked to limit their presentations to 10 minutes.

The Board of Education develops policies to reflect the values they bring to specific issues as representatives of the community.

Board Policies are statements that guide the desired operation of Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools. They create a framework for the Superintendent of Schools and staff to carry out their responsibilities and may contain statements of belief, expectations, and specific requirements.

Administrative Procedures are the procedures and practices established by the Superintendent of Schools that direct staff work to meet the expectations or requirements of board policies.

Notices of Motion are an opportunity for the public to provide input and feedback on policy updates. Feedback is accepted for a set amount of days.

On Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Nanaimo Ladysmith Public Schools’ Board of Education agreed to enter into a policy development notice of motion:

  • To refer the matter of Trustee Remuneration to public consultation for an amendment to the current policy on Trustee Remuneration (Board Governance Policy 2.6 Meetings and Board Operations – Section 7.1.1) to read: “Trustee Remuneration is to be reviewed by the Board in September each year; such review is to be based on remuneration paid to trustees of comparable British Columbia School Districts.”
  • The Board entered into public consultation seeking feedback on the possibility of reducing the number of trustees from nine to seven in the 2018 municipal election. For more information, please refer to the Secretary-Treasurer’s report from the May 10, 2017 Business Committee meeting. 

Feedback and a report from district staff will be presented at the September 13, 2017 Business Committee Meeting.

Staff, partner groups and the general public will have the opportunity to provide feedback until Friday, September 8, 2017 via face-to-face meetings, email ( or online survey.

Our Goals

The goals of our strategic plan are:

  • Meet each student’s unique needs
  • The continuous improvement of instruction and assessment
  • Reconciliation
  • Organizational effectiveness and accountability to support student learning