The Cree School Board is governed by an elected Council of Commissioners that has the ultimate responsibility to provide preschool, elementary, and secondary education to the youth of Eeyou Istchee, community-based continuing education, and vocational training to adults, and supports Cree adults in their pursuit of post-secondary education.
The Council of Commissioners meets a least five times during each school year. Locations for meetings are determined by the Council.
Sarah Pash holds a PhD in Educational Success for First Nations Students, a Master’s degree in Education focused on Community & Parent Involvement, and two Bachelor degrees as well as certificates at the post-secondary level.
She was elected to the Office of Chairperson of the Cree School Board in July 2018 and officially sworn in in September 2018.
Errol Mianscum, Mistissini / Robin Pachanos, Chisasibi / Rachel Kawapit, Whapmagoostui / Gertie Jolly, Nemaska / Adam Enosse, MoCreebec (Observer) / Jean Denis Cananaso, Washaw Sibi (Observer)
Nian Moses, Eastmain / Stella Lameboy, Wemindji / Emily G. Mianscum, Waswanipi / Sarah Pash, CSB Chairperson / Daisy Shecapio, Oujé-Bougoumou / Brenda Hester, Waskaganish
The Council comprises of nine community elected representatives and a regionally elected Chairperson. All terms for the elected officials are three years. Two non-voting members with observer status, are appointed by the Washaw Sibi and MoCreebec band councils, and also sit on the Council.
As a Commissioner, your voice will shape the future of our Cree Nation.
An Executive Committee composed of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson and third Executive Member, meets regularly during the school year in order to facilitate day-to-day business. Its functions include approval of capital projects, personnel plans, and labour relations settlements. The Director General is a non-voting member of the Executive Committee.