Decisions of the CPNCSC are reached by consensus. Failure to reach a consensus, the Ministère de l’Éducation (ME) and the Cree School Board may exercise a casting vote, depending on the matter being debated.
The matters on which each party may exercise a casting vote are as follows:
- the responsibility conferred on the Minister of Education to define educational policies and to be the instrument by which the State allocates public resources (large-budget items, number of students per group, workload parameters, professional development budget, salaries, etc.);
- the responsibility conferred on school boards to organize and develop educational services that are in their students’ best interests, while ensuring an efficient and sound management of their resources.