2020 Elections to the Board of Directors - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Four regional elections will be held, one for each region/school board where there is currently a vacancy. Each PSAANS member in a region/school board where an election is being held will receive one ballot. PSAANS members will only be able to vote for a candidate in the region/school board in which they work. Candidate information for the elections will be circulated on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Elections will occur in the following areas:
- Cape Breton - Victoria Regional Centre for Education: (1 Director seat open for election)
- Chignecto Central Regional Centre for Education: (1 Director seat open for election)
- Halifax Regional Centre for Education: (2 Director seats currently for election. In HRCE, the candidate with the greatest number of votes and the candidate with the second largest number of votes will both be declared winners in that region.)
- Strait Regional Centre for Education: (1 Director seat open for election)
In the event of a tie, a run-off election will be required. The ballot for the run-off election will include only the candidates in the tie.
Nomination forms will be available today Thursday, September 10, 2020. Nominations are open until 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020. The form will allow candidates to indicate their strengths and experiences. There will also be a section to allow individuals to express themselves in the context of the PSAANS Vision and Priorities as listed below. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on all of this information before completing a nomination form. Please complete the attached form and email it to the firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 p.m. on September 18, 2020.
Notification of Results:
Results will be emailed to members as soon as they become available.
2020 Direct Appointments to the Board of Directors:
This year, up to three Board of Directors seats are available for appointment. The Board of Directors strongly believes that the Board should represent the diversity of PSAANS members, including such things as gender, ancestry, experience, skills, and current leadership role.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest (EOI) forms to be received is 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020. A confirmation email will be sent to acknowledge receipt within 24 hours. Only EOI forms received by the deadline will be accepted. The information below AS SUBMITTED on the EOI form will be used by the Nominations and Elections Committee. An email without an attached EOI form will be declared invalid. For clarity, a candidate is only required to complete “Name”, “Current administrative role” and “Region/School Board” and sign and date the EOI form in order for it to be complete. Other information collected on the form is intended to help candidates present themselves to the committee, but it is not required to be completed in order for the EOI form to be valid.
Appointments to the Board will be communicated in advance of ratification at the AGM.
Ratification of the Board of Directors will be made by a regular motion at the AGM on October 27, 2020.