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Niagara Children's Centre School Authority

Ministry
Education
URL
https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e02?search=Education+Act
Address
567 Glenridge Ave
St Catharines
L2T4C2
Phone
(905) 688-3550
Function

As a centre of excellence, the Niagara Children’s Centre School provides individualized education and therapeutic programming in small group settings to children and youth 4-21 years of age with multi- learning and physical exceptionalities. 
Specialist teachers, therapists and other professionals utilize a family centred care approach to building student success in literacy, numeracy development, and alternative communication as well as classroom technology for learning.
Adapted movement, aquatics, art and music are used to assist students in developing the self-esteem necessary to successfully engage in lifelong learning.

Membership

The board shall be composed of a maximum of seven (7) members, appointed by the Minister for terms to coincide with those of elected members of district school boards.

Qualifications

Candidates will have knowledge of special education and a wide range of background experiences in order to maintain a balanced membership. Members will be selected with multiple criteria in mind:
• Knowledge of, and experience with, special education; 
• Professional expertise, for example in business, healthcare and finance;
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; 
• Interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team;
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Other skills, as relevant to the needs of the position (i.e. treasurer); and 
• Commitment to Board’s goals and services

Term

The term of office for hospital-based school authority members is the same as that for all publicly elected school board trustees (i.e. four years beginning on November 15th) Any vacancies that occur during the four-year period may be filled by the Minister through a new appointment for the remainder of the term.

Meetings
Trustees meet at the call of the Chair and at least four times a year
Remuneration

Appointees are eligible to receive expenses.

Appointments & Vacancies

No. Position Member Term Location