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District School Board of Niagara
Policy Board Governance and Administration

A-06 Trustee Honorarium

Date Sep 2018
Review Sep 2023

In recognition of their duties and responsibilities, each Board Member shall receive an honorarium. The amount of the honorarium shall be determined in accordance with Ontario Regulation 357/06 “Honorarium for Board Members.”

TERM OF OFFICE

In the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, the year of a member’s term of office begins on December 1 and ends on the following November 30.

In 2021, the year of a member’s term of office begins on December 1 and ends on the following November 14. Beginning in 2022, a year of a member’s term of office begins on November 15 and ends on the following November 14.

POLICY

  1. Components of honorarium
    In accordance with Ontario Regulation 357/06, the honorarium for a member of the Board, in respect of any year of his or her term of office, shall consist of the following components.
    1. Base amount
      For each member of the board, for each year of the term of office beginning on December 1, 2006, the base amount paid shall be five thousand nine hundred dollars ($5,900.00).

      The amount paid to the chair shall be the base amount above plus five thousand dollars ($5,000.00). The amount paid to the vice-chair shall be the base amount above plus two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).

    2. Enrolment amount
      The amount paid to a member for a year of a term of office is 100% of $1.75 multiplied by the board’s day school average daily enrolment (ADE) for the school board fiscal year that ends in the calendar year in which the term of office begins, divided by the number of members.

      The amount paid to the chair shall be the enrolment amount above plus the sum of the ADE multiplied by five cents ($0.05) with a minimum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) and a maximum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00).

      The amount paid to the vice-chair shall be the enrolment amount above plus the sum of the ADE multiplied by two and one-half cents ($0.025) with a minimum of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) and a maximum of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).

  2. Attendance amounts
    A trustee, chair or vice-chair, who is a member of a District School Board of Niagara Standing or Statutory Committee, will attend those meetings as part of their committee work and not receive any extra remuneration.
  3. Distance amount
    This component of the honorarium does not apply to the District School Board of Niagara.

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