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Board Meetings

The Board of Trustees conducts its business through Board and Committee meetings. The Board meets as Committee of the Whole to discuss issues in detail.  Decisions made at Committee of the Whole are recommendations which are then brought to a meeting of the Board of Trustees.  The Board of Trustees is the final decision making body for the school district.

Board and Committee meetings are public meetings and the public is welcome to attend.  The only exception is meetings which are closed or “in camera” because of the sensitive nature of the item under discussion.  All of our public Committee of the Whole and Board meetings are livestreamed on our OCDSB YouTube Channel.

Meeting Dates

  • Committee of the Whole usually meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month. 
  • The Board of Trustees usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
For a list of Board or Committee meetings please view the Board Meeting Calendar

Meeting Times and Locations

Meetings are held in the Board Room at the Administration Building at 133 Greenbank Road.  Meetings usually begin at 7:30 p.m. with an In Camera session at 6:30 p.m. when required. There are generally no meetings in the months of July and August.  Actual meeting times and dates can be confirmed on the meeting calendar.

Learn more about how to appear at a meeting as a delegation.

Closed or "In Camera" Meetings

A Board or Committee meeting can only be closed to the public if it meets the conditions established by provincial law.  The law provides that: 

A meeting of a committee of a board, including a committee of the whole board, may be closed to the public when the subject-matter under consideration involves:

  • the security of the property of the board
  • the disclosure of intimate, personal or financial information in respect of a member of the board or committee, an employee or prospective employee of the board or a pupil or his or her parent or guardian
  • the acquisition or disposal of a school site
  • decisions in respect of negotiations with employees of the board 
  • litigation affecting the board
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