What are the roles of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the DEC?

Regulation 2001-48 of the Education Act outlines the requirements for the election of officers of the DEC in s. 26. The DEC elects a Chair who facilitates the meetings of the Council and acts as a representative of the DEC between meetings of the Council. The role of the Chair involves a great deal of time and commitment. It involves working closely with the Superintendent, speaking to the media on behalf of the DEC, and acting as a representative of the district. When working collaboratively with other DECs and in meetings and consultations with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development the person elected as Chair represents the Council.

A Vice-Chair is elected to fill the role of the Chair if they are unable to perform the duties of Chair due to illness, a conflict of interest, or some other reason.

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