In light of continued uncertainty around evolving pandemic-related public health measures, the Manitoba School Boards Association’s 2021 Annual Convention will be held virtually as a one-day event on Friday, March 19, 2021. The decision to go virtual was made by the provincial executive at its September meeting. Now that the format has been determined, the Convention Planning Committee has begun its work of planning an event that will incorporate all the necessary business elements of a typical convention, include a professional development component, and keep delegates engaged for the entire day. Watch for more details as they become available.
The deadline for receipt of resolutions to be considered at the association’s 2021 convention is Friday, November 6, 2020. Resolutions received at the MSBA office by 4:30 p.m. on that date will be included on the agendas for the regional meetings that will be held later in November. Resolutions that are supported by a majority of trustees in attendance at a regional meeting will go forward to convention as regional resolutions. Proposed resolutions not adopted by the region may, with the concurrence of a majority of those present, be forwarded directly to the executive as a request for action. Any resolutions received after the November 6 deadline will go forward to convention only if the executive deems them to be emergent in nature.
For full details on the resolutions process, including step-by-step guidance contained in our new resolutions primer, check out the Call for Nominations and Resolutions that was distributed to all division offices in September.