Highlights from June 16, 2021 Board Meeting

For Immediate Release

North Bay—Following its regular meeting on June 16, the Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario (CSPNE) confirms that despite the unforeseen and challenging circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020–2021 school year has been marked with tremendous success.  

During the meeting, several decisions were made to close the current school year while planning for 2021–2022.

Approval of a Balanced Budget

The CSPNE approved a balanced budget for the 2021–2022 school year totalling $55,081,992. 

The budget presented by the CSPNE ensures that the objectives identified in the 2017–2021 strategic plan are met. The well-being and success of students and staff members remain the board’s priority.

In addition, CSPNE’s school trustees and administrative team will be working to develop the new strategic plan over the next year. Various target groups from the school community and the broader CSPNE community will be consulted in the plan development process. 

CSPNE’s Board Chair Mr. Denis Labelle, confirms that the approved budget reflects the principles of transparent and effective management at the CSPNE. "The Board’s budget preparation process is rigorous and focused on achieving the targeted results for the 2021–2022 school year, while respecting the requirements of the Ministry of Education and, above all, keeping the student at the heart of all its decisions."


Nomination of Student Trustees 2021–2022

CSPNE high school student representatives held elections in April for the 2021–2022 student trustees.  As a result of this in-school democratic process, the trustees approved the nomination of the 3 students who will act as the voice of students at the Board table for the next school year.

Gabrielle Ormandy from École secondaire publique Écho du Nord in Kapuskasing will assume the position of President while working closely with the southern Region Vice President, Kaitlin Tremblay from École secondaire publique Nipissing Ouest who will be starting her second term as student trustee The Northern Region will also be represented by Brandon Bennett, Vice President and student from École publique Renaissance in Timmins.

The Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario wishes them well-earned success in this new venture and would like to take this opportunity to thank the two student trustees for 2020–2021, Amber Thomas (École secondaire publique l’Alliance) and Kaitlin Tremblay (École secondaire publique Nipissing Ouest). Your commitment has certainly allowed the voice of CSPNE’s students to be heard.  


In accordance with universal values, the CSPNE covers an area of 46,453 km2 and provides the communities of Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Kapuskasing, Hearst, Temiskaming Shores, Sturgeon Falls, North Bay and Parry Sound with quality French-language education. Close to 2,200 northeastern Ontario students have chosen French-language public schools.

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Source :
Guylaine Scherer, Director of Communications
guylaine.scherer [a] cspne.ca | 888-591-5656 ext. 25263