Section 9 (3) of Regulation 464/97 deals with the election of Chair and Vice-chair of SEAC. The regulation says:
“The members of the committee shall, at their first meeting, elect one of their members as chair and one of their members as vice-chair.”
SEAC practices related to the Chair and Vice-chair vary across the province and many school boards have policies or by-laws regarding the process for electing or appointing Chairs and Vice-chairs. The process for electing SEAC Chair and Vice-Chair must be compliant with the regulation and the school board policies and procedures.
PAAC on SEAC recommends that each school board SEAC have a policy in place that describes:
- The term and qualifications of the Chair and Vice-chair;
- The responsibilities of the Chair and Vice-chair;
- The process of electing the Chair and Vice-chair;
- The process for holding a meeting in the absence of the Chair and Vice-chair.