PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTION –
WESTERN QUÉBEC SCHOOL BOARD (WQSB)

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PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to electors entered on the list of school electors that an election will be held on November 2, 2014. The candidates in this election are:

Chair

Bélanger, Clem
44 Alexandre-Taché Blvd
Gatineau, QC J8Y 3L1

Choquette, André
29 de Ville-Marie Street
Gatineau, QC J8T 2A2

Shea, James
520 Court Street
Gatineau, QC J9H 4M9

 

Commissioner, Electoral Division 4

Dionne, Pierre
43 Héron Road
Low, QC J0X 2C0

Labrie, Brigitte
STAND UP WQSB-CSWQ DEBOUT
64 Querry Road
La Pêche, QC J0X 3K0
Commissioner, Electoral Division 5
Coles, Anthony
STAND UP WQSB-CSWQ DEBOUT
64 Querry Road
La Pêche, QC J0X 3K0
Garbutt, Laurie
1359 Hwy 105
Chelsea, QC
J9B 1P4
Commissioner, Electoral Division 8
McFadden, Scott
STAND UP WQSB-CSWQ DEBOUT
27 du Golf Street Gatineau, QC
J9J 2V5
Schaler, Chris
51 de Pierrefonds Street
Gatineau, QC
J8T 7L8
Commissioner, Electoral Division 9

Daly, Wayne
411 Eardley Road,
Gatineau, QC
J9J 2Z1

Giannakoulis, Nick
STAND UP WQSB-CSWQ DEBOUT
38 de la Croisée Street
Gatineau, QC J9J 2S7
Commissioner, Electoral Division 10
Castillo, Gabriela
STAND UP WQSB-CSWQ DEBOUT
38 de la Croisée Street
Gatineau, QC, J9J 2S7
Larventz, Matthew
75 Madaire Street Gatineau, QC
J9H 1R1
Miller, Susan
29 Mont-Bleu Boulevard
Gatineau, QC
J8Z 1H9

 

Polling stations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 2, 2014, and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on
October 26, 2014
(advanced poll) at the following locations:

Electoral Division 1
Sector Location Sector Location Sector Location
1 Golden Valley School 980, 7th Street
Val d’Or
2 Noranda School 10 Québec Boulevard
Rouyn-Noranda
3 G. Théberge School 38 Boucher Street
Témiscaming

 

Electoral Division 2
Sector Location Sector Location
4 Dr. W. Keon School
104 Notre-Dame Street, Chapeau
5 St-John’s School
10 Leslie Street, Campbell’s Bay

 

Electoral Division 3
Sector Location
6 Dr. S.E. McDowell School, 89 Centre Street, Shawville

 

Electoral Division 4
Sector Location Sector Location Sector Location
7 Maniwaki Woodland School
247 des Oblats Street Maniwaki
8 Wakefield School
878 Riverside Road Wakefield
9 Queen Elizabeth School
9 Begley Road Kazabazua

 

Electoral Division 5
Sector Location
10 Chelsea School, 74 Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea

 

Electoral Division 6
Sector Location Sector Location Sector Location
11 Namur School
333 du Parc Street
Namur
12

Buckingham School
615 George Street
Gatineau

13 Poltimore School
2 Paugan Road
Val-des-Monts

 

Electoral Division 7
Sector Location
14 Greater Gatineau School, 297 Alice Street, Gatineau

 

Electoral Division 8
Sector Location
15 Hull Adult Education Centre, 185 Archambault Street, Gatineau

 

Electoral Division 9
Sector Location
16 Western Québec School Board, 15 Katimavik, Gatineau

 

Electoral Division 10
Sector Location
17 Lord Aylmer Sr., 116 Frank-Robinson Street, Gatineau

 

Electoral Division 11
Sector Location Sector Location
18 Onslow School
850 Clarendon Street, Quyon
19 Eardley School
180 North Street, Gatineau

 

The addition of the votes will take place on election night, at 15 Katimavik Street, Gatineau, QC, at 8 p.m.
For further information, call 819-684-1313, ext. 1152, or 1-800-363-9111.

Given at Gatineau on October 9, 2014 by Richard Vézina, Returning Officer.


PUBLIC NOTICE OF ELECTION NOVEMBER 30, 2014 -
WESTERN QUÉBEC SCHOOL BOARD (WQSB) PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given to electors of the Western Québec School Board by the Returning Officer, Mr. Richard Vézina, that the following position is open for nominations:

Commissioner in Electoral Division 3 (includes the municipalities of Thorne, Clarendon, Shawville, Portage-du-Fort, and Bristol)

Nomination papers for this position must be filed at the office of the Returning Officer, on the following days and times:

October 21, 2014 to October 24, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 26, 2014
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Mr. Pascal Proulx will act as the Election Clerk.

If two or more candidates are nominated for this position, a poll will be held on November 30, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and an advance poll will be held on November 23, 2014 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Returning Officer:

Mr. Richard Vézina
15 Katimavik
Gatineau, QC J9J 0E9
819-684-1313, Ext: 1152

Given at Gatineau, Québec, on October 8, 2014 by Richard Vézina, Returning Officer.


IMPORTANT CHANGES AND EVENTS FOR 2014-2015

 

Parent Volunteers - Judicial Report Verification
All parent volunteers working in schools/centres are required to provide proof of a security background check. Documents are available at your school/centre, and there is no cost to the parent volunteer.
LEARN

LEARN (Leading English Education and Resource Network) is a non-profit educational foundation for Minority Language Education that provides educational materials, services, and on-line services. It is a great website for parents, students, and educators (www.learnquebec.ca).

Budget 2014-2015

On June 30, 2014, the Council of Commissioners adopted the 2014-2015 School Board Budget

School Transportation

Please contact the school administration for all changes in address/contact information during the school year.

Inclement Weather Policy

Consult our website for transportation cancellation and/or school closures due to inclement weather or follow us on twitter! WQSB@WQSB_Inclement

Cross Boundary Request
Any cross boundary request made after April 1, 2014 deadline, will be confirmed in writing after the week of September 30, 2014. Once again, due to several new school registrations over the summer months, we can only confirm once the school organizations are completed.
Homeschooling with WQSB - Tips for parents

Homeschooling is an option available to all parents under the Education Act
Families interested in this option need to contact Dr. Marian Lothian ,Director of Educational Services for the WQSB at the board office, who oversees homeschooling
Perspective families should inform themselves by reading the Québec Government Policy Framework for Home Schooling which outlines the duties and responsibilities of all stakeholders, and review the Québec Education Program for the grade levels of the children to be home schooled. Both electronic links can be forwarded from our director’s office
The educational yearly plan for each child to be homeschooled needs to be forwarded to the WQSB for approval prior to the start-up of the school year, and general guidance is offered to families as needed
The planning, textbooks and learning materials are the responsibility of the homeschool family
Once approved for homeschooling, students are to be evaluated annually within their local community school during term 3 (April to June). Results are given to parents in order to provide feedback as to how the student is progressing academically.

 

The Western Québec School Board would like to inform the public of the following:

Security Background Check

Gatineau, August 26, 2014
Parents/Legal Guardians,
The Western Québec School Board is pleased to inform you of the revised procedures and guidelines regarding the Security Background Check (SBC) for current and new employees, volunteers, and service contracts working in our schools and centres. The procedures were updated to clearly outline the process of the SBC, and more importantly, ensure that all individuals in the presence of students and staff members have undergone a SBC.

Consequently, future employees, volunteers, and contract workers will be required to complete a “Declaration Concerning a Judicial Record”; no one will be permitted, in any circumstances, to begin work/volunteer in schools and centres before receiving authorization from the Human Resources Department.

Information regarding the “Declaration Concerning a Judicial Record” is also available at your local school /centre.

Our responsibility is to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff members of the Western Québec School Board.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Paul Lamoureux
Director General

School Tax Invoicing

Taxation invoices for the 2014-2015
school year will be mailed on July 28th, 2014 and are payable on August 28th, 2014. New! FAQ [opens in new window]

Regular Hours

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
Reception is closed from noon to 1pm

 

Current Happenings

Press releases, public notices, etc.

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Bus Cancellation and/or School Closures

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Meetings

The next Council of Commissioners' meeting is November 17th, 2014 at 7pm

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