The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board participates in a joint insurance exchange venture for Ontario School Boards, through the Ontario School Boards’ Insurance Exchange (OSBIE).
Student Accident Insurance
The Board does not provide student insurance coverage for injuries that occur on school premises or during school activities. Some injuries incur medical, dental or other expenses that are not covered by provincial health care or employer group plans. Through the Reliable Life Insurance Company, the Board makes available Student Accident Insurance at a nominal cost to all students in the system.
This insurance is purchased by the parent(s)/guardian(s) of the student(s) on an annual basis. Though voluntary, all parents should be strongly encouraged to participate in insurance coverage for their child(ren) through this means if they are not covered under another insurance plan. The insurance agreement is between you and Reliable Life Insurance Company.
If you wish to subscribe, you may apply directly with Reliable Life Insurance Company. All questions should be directed to the Reliable Life Insurance Company. They can be reached through their website or toll free at 1-800-463-5437.
Audit Committee and Internal Audit
The Education Act requires that every district school board in the province establish an Audit Committee. The Audit Committee is composed of both trustees and non-trustee members appointed by the school board in accordance with its by-law on the selection process. School board staff are not permitted to be a member of the committee.
The purpose of the Audit Committee is to provide oversight of the school board’s financial reporting, controls and risk management. Ontario Regulation 361/10: Audit Committees describes the composition, functions, powers, and duties of an audit committee.
A Regional Internal Audit model was established by the Ministry of Education in 2011 and funded through the Grants for Student Needs. Across the province there are eight Regional Internal Audit groups. While some Regional Internal Audit teams have dedicated staff members, the Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board participates in the South Region and fully outsources this function to a third-party professional services firm.
Internal audits are determined through an annual risk assessment facilitated by the third-party professional services firm and completed in consultation with the Board’s senior management and Audit Committee.
- Audit Committee Terms of Reference (link)
Transportation for the Board is overseen by Student Transportation Services of Brant Haldimand Norfolk (STSBHN). STSBHN plans, implements, communicates and monitors transportation for all students of the Board and coordinates the Standing Safety and Bus Patrol programs and participates in events which highlight student transportation and safety.
Further information on transportation services is available on the Student Transportation Services of Brant Haldimand Norfolk website.