Governing Board

A school's Governing Board is a body established according to the Education Act. It is composed of the principal, vice-principals, parents, teachers, and representatives of non-teaching professionals and support staff, as well as community representatives. All decisions made by the governing board must be in the interest of the school. the students, the parents the school staff and the community. All committee members work in partnership to ensure that every student receives the best possible learning opportunity.

Resolution Adopted by LJA Governing Board Supporting Environmental Sustainability Initiatives at LJA - Signed January 19, 2022.

Sustainability Initiative LJA Governing Board Letter to the Community


The Governing Board at Laval Junior Academy is comprised of:

  • 8  Parents (Voting)
  • 8  Staff (Voting)
  • Principal and Vice-Principals (Non-Voting )
  • 2  Members from the Community (Non-Voting)
  • There may also be up to 2 substitute parent members who may be called upon to replace regular parent members who are absent from meetings of the governing board.

​Parent members are elected at the Annual General Meeting which is held at the school prior to September 30 of each school year.

Topics that the Governing Board will address typically include:

  • School’s educational project
  • Standards and procedures for student evaluation
  • Anti-Bullying and Anti-Violence Plan
  • Services provided by the school, e.g.:
    • Cafeteria
    • Rental and use of premises
  • Activities such as fundraisers, extracurricular activities, and field trips
  • Allocation of any funds raised through a school activity
  • Curriculum - Subject time allocation
  • School’s annual budget

Members 2023-2024

Parent Representatives

 Jenny Georgiopoulos  Chairperson 
 Evan Goudis  Vice-Chairperson 
 Tiziana Cirigliano  SWLSB Parents' Committee Delegate
 Demetra Papazafiropoulos  SWLSB Alternate Parents' Committee Delegate
 Donna Bibeau  
 Franco Daniele  
 Jennifer Charbonneau  
 Kathy Stavriadis  
 Nina Rodrigues  Parent Substitute


Student Representatives (non-voting)



Community Representatives (non-voting)



Teacher Representatives

 Will Evans
 Valerio Gazzola
 Jenny Gauvin
 Katie Vruggink
 Michael Rice


Support Staff Represntative

 Betty Aliftiras  Student Supervisor


Professional Staff Representative

 Lauren de Carolis  Guidance Councillor



 Eric Ruggi  Principal 
 Leslie Aggrey-Fynn  Vice Principal - Sec. 1
 Gloria Cuccarolo  Vice Principal - Sec. 2 


Meeting Dates

November 14, 2023

December 12, 2023

January 15, 2024

February 13, 2024

March 12, 2024

April 9, 2024

May 14, 2024

June 18, 2024