Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools is governed by a 10-member Board of Education that sets all policies for the division and is ultimately responsible for its operations.
School board trustees are elected to represent you on the Catholic school board. You can contact a trustee directly to express your views. Their phone numbers and e-mail addresses are listed below. The mailing address for all trustees is care of:
Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
Your Board of Trustees . . .
Priorities and Goals 2012 - 2016
The Board's priorities and goals for 2012 - 2016 are listed in this three-page PDF document.
Continuous Improvement Reports
Continuous Improvement Reports provide an overview of work done during the school year to further the division's strategic goals. The report is created within the provincial government's Continuous Improvement Framework, which is the strategic planning tool used by all boards of education in Saskatchewan to advance the provincial priorities of:
Our first two reports were created as PowerPoint presentations, displaying two slides per page. The 2011-2012 report is in a standard format.
For the 2012-2013 school year, the Ministry of Education required all Saskatchewan school divisions to follow a standard format for their annual reports. The 72-page report below includes our audited financial statements.
Regular board meetings are held in the third-floor boardroom of our division office at 420 22nd Street East in Saskatoon.
Meetings are usually held on Monday evenings. The agendas are posted here the Friday before the meeting occurs.
As per Board policy, if you wish to make a presentation at a Board meeting, please contact Gordon Martell, secretary to the Board of Education, to advise what topic you would like to bring before the Board. There is a 10-minute time limit for presentations.
You must contact Mr. Martell at least 14 days prior to the meeting you wish to speak at. You may contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 306-659-7056. The 14-day notice may be waived in special circumstances.
If you are attending a meeting, please use the building entrance on Fifth Avenue. (A ramp leads up to the door.) Please press the buzzer at this door to summon an attendant.
7 p.m., Monday, September 9, 2013
7 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013
Organizational Meeting of the Board
12 Noon, Monday, November 4, 2013
7 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2013
7 p.m., Monday, December 9, 2013
7 p.m., Monday, January 27, 2014
7 p.m., Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - Annual Meeting of Electors
7 p.m., Monday, February 10, 2014
12:45 p.m., Monday, March 10, 2014
**Please note new date and time, changed from March 17, 2014.
7 p.m., Monday, April 14, 2014
7 p.m., Monday, May 12, 2014
7 p.m., Monday, June 9, 2014
7 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2014
7 p.m., Monday, September 8, 2014
7 p.m., Monday, October 6, 2014
Organizational Meeting of the Board
12 noon, Monday, November 3, 2014
Dates for additional Board meetings during the 2014-2015 school year will be posted after the Organizational Meeting of the Board on November 3, 2014.
The Trustees' Journal is published periodically throughout the school year to keep parents, staff, students and the wider community aware of the school board's work on various issues and initiatives.
Liaison with Schools
Byelection to be held October 29, 2014
A byelection will be held October 29, 2014 for the vacant Saskatoon seat on the board. The spot became vacant when Fred Wesolowski resigned his seat.
A candidate forum will be held on Wednesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. at E. D. Feehan Catholic High School.
The Byelection Voters' Guide includes information about poll locations as well as candidate profiles.
Who is eligible to become a Catholic board trustee?
A person is qualified to be nominated as a candidate and to hold office as a member of the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Board of Education if he/she is an elector of the school division on the day of the election. An elector is one who is:
Qualification as an elector has no connection to owning property or declaring taxes to a school board.
In order to run for the Catholic school board, you must be Roman Catholic, and all of the people signing your nomination paper must be Roman Catholic.
An employee of the Board of Education may seek nomination and election if he/she has first obtained a leave of absence in accordance with subsection 80(1) of The Labour Standards Act. If that employee is elected, he/she is deemed to have resigned from the position of employment on the day before the day on which he/she is declared elected unless for any reason the results of the election are overturned.
The last school board election was held on October 24, 2012, in conjunction with Saskatoon's municipal election.