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​SCDSB Update 5 – November 27, 2013November 28, 2013 Category: Board UpdatesBack to News Page

This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Meeting held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting may be accessed at www.scdsb.on.ca.

Report from Student Trustees

Student trustees Brandon Amyot, Patrick Whitten and Cheryne Winstanley-Hayes shared the following update:

Student Trustee Brandon Amyot attended the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association Conference in Toronto. He shared that Education Minister Liz Sandals spoke about Ministry of Education’s Great to Excellent consultation on the future of Ontario education strategy. The group also learned about financial literacy and how students can save for post-secondary education, and mental health initiatives. Student trustee Amyot shared that the Ontario Student, Parent and Education Survey is now available at www.studentsurvey.ca. The survey is administered annually by the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association.

Student Trustee Patrick Whitten talked about the upcoming Equity in Action Symposium, which takes place at Georgian College on Feb. 25. The symposium attracts approximately 350 youth from various school boards. SCDSB student trustees plan to present a workshop on student voice.

Student trustee Cheryne Winstanley-Hayes explained that the Student Trustees have worked with the Student Senate to determine their goals for the year and will meet to create an implementation plan.

Trustee Tribute

Trustee Nicole Black presented a Trustee Tribute to staff from Fieldcrest Elementary School.

Fieldcrest recently received the Multiculturalism through Education Award for its efforts to support its culturally and linguistically diverse community of learners.

Last school year, Fieldcrest staff applied for, and received a Parent Reaching Out Grant which allowed them to facilitate their first English Language Learner event designed to connect cultural communities to area support services such as the Bradford branch of Immigrant Services, the SCDSB Newcomer center, the Bradford Public Library, South Simcoe Police Service, and available supports through the SCDSB.

Wanting to ensure that the student learners saw themselves represented in their learning, specific efforts have been made to build a dual-language library, place welcoming messages written in various languages throughout the school, establish an English as a Second Language Club to allow for cultural exchanges, develop partnerships to host international student exchanges, and use technology to link classes within Fieldcrest to classrooms around the world.

Fieldcrest is proud to be a dynamic learning environment which strives to provide a learning environment where all of our students can reach their full potential.
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Pictured left to right: David Brownlee, Principal of Fieldcrest, Kara Swaile Black, Teacher-Librarian at Fieldcrest, John Legere, Superintendent of Education, Nicole Black, Trustee

Delegations

Jessica Farrall Re: The Importance of Creating Stability in the French Immersion program
Alison Eckert Re: French Immersion Program
Cerry Hansen Re: Changes to Feeder Schools for the French Immersion Program

Report from the Closed Session of the Board in Committee of the Whole

Trustees RATIFIED the following recommendations taken in the Closed Session meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013:

  1. That the Board approve the school administrator appointment, as set out in Report No. CL-B-2-a, School Administrator Appointment, dated November 27, 2013.

    Secondary Vice-Principal Appointment
    Shelly Duben, External to Eastview S.S., effective Feb. 3, 2014
     
  2. That the Board direct staff to write a Letter of Objection to the City of Barrie regarding the hold C1-2 (SP-481) (H) as approved by General Committee on November 25, 2013
     
  3. That the Board authorize staff, if necessary, to appeal the by-law to release the hold.

D-4-a Business & Facilities November 6, 2013

Trustees APPROVED the following motions:

  1. That the Board approve that the Attendance Area Review including Holly Meadows E.S. and Ferndale Woods E.S. be concluded with no changes to existing attendance areas, as set out in Report No. BF-D-1, Attendance Area Review: Holly Meadows/Ferndale Woods Elementary Schools, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  2. That the Board approve the addition of Forest Hill P.S. and Minesing Central P.S., as of December 1, 2013, to the schools closed to out of area students, as set out in Report No. BF-D-2, Schools Closed to Out of Attendance Area Requests, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  3. That the Board approve the Joint Use Agreement with the Town of Penetanguishene, as set out in Report No. BF-D-3, Joint Use Agreement – Town of Penetanguishene, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  4. That the Board approve that the intake of Grade 1 FI at Warnica Public School be capped at three classes in September 2014, as set out in Report No. BF-D-4, Accommodation Pressures at French Immersion and Extended French as a Second Language Elementary School Sites, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  5. That the Board approve the transfer of the FI program from Admiral Collingwood Elementary School to Cameron Street Public School in September 2014, as set out in Report No. BF-D-4, Accommodation Pressures at French Immersion and Extended French as a Second Language Elementary School Sites, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  6. That the Board approve that it establish an FI program at Worsley Public School in September 2014, as set out in Report No., BF-D-4, Accommodation Pressures at French Immersion and Extended French as a Second Language Elementary School Sites, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  7. That the Board approve that it establish an FI program at Innisfil Central Public School in September 2014, as set out in Report No. BF-D-4, Accommodation Pressures at French Immersion and Extended French as a Second Language Elementary School Sites, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  8. That the Board approve that it establish an FI program at Oakley Park Public School in September 2014, as set out in Report No. BF-D-4, Accommodation Pressures at French Immersion and Extended French as a Second Language Elementary School Sites, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  9. That the Board approve that the intake of Grade 1 FI at Forest Hill Elementary School be capped at two classes in September 2014, as set out in Report No. BF-D-4, Accommodation Pressures at French Immersion and Extended French as a Second Language Elementary School Sites, dated November 6, 2013.
     
  10. That the Board approve the proposed Designated School Sites and Feeder Schools 2014-2015 for September 2014, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-4, Accommodation Pressures at French Immersion and Extended French as a Second Language  Elementary School Sites, dated November 6, 2013.

D-4-b Human Resources – November 13, 2013

Trustees APPROVED the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 3045, Workplace Violence, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. HR-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 3045, Workplace Violence, dated November 13, 2013.

D-4-c Program Standing November 13, 2013

Trustees APPROVED the following motions:

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 4240, Safe and Caring School Cultures, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 4240, Safe and Caring School Cultures, dated November 13, 2013.
     
  2. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 4250, Student Discipline, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-2, Revisions to Policy No. 4250, Progressive Discipline and Promoting Positive Student Behaviour, dated November 13, 2013.
     
  3. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 4255, Bullying Prevention and Intervention, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-3, Revisions to Policy No. 4255, Bullying Prevention and Intervention, dated November 13, 2013.
     
  4. That the Board approve the Simcoe County District School Board Special Education Advisory Committee Terms of Reference, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. PRO-D-4, Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Terms of Reference, dated November 13, 2013.

D-4-d Committee of the Whole - November 20, 2013

Trustees APPROVED the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2190, Director of Education Job Description, as amended, as set out in APPENDIX B of Report No. B-1-a, Director of Education Performance Review Policy and Procedure and Revised Policy No. 2190, Director of Education Job Description, dated November 20, 2013.

D-5-a Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) Membership: ARC 2013:01 – Midland Secondary School/Penetanguishene Secondary School

Trustees APPROVED the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the ARC membership, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. D-5-a, Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) Membership: ARC 2013:01 – Midland Secondary School/Penetanguishene Secondary School, dated November 27, 2013.

D-5-c Accommodation Review Committee Membership: Midland Secondary School/Penetanguishene Secondary School (Beausoleil First Nation Band)

Trustees RECEIVED the report as information.

Trustees discussed the report and recommendation, and its alignment to the current policy (Pupil Accommodation Review Policy 2313). It was felt that the recommendation did not adhere to the policy and therefore it could not occur at this point in time. A suggestion was made that in the future, revisions to the policy be explored to address this.

D-5-b Director of Education Performance Review Policy and Procedure

Trustees APPROVED the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the adoption of a Director of Education Performance Review Policy and Procedure, as amended, as set out in APPENDIX B of Report No. D-5-b, Director of Education Performance Review Policy and Procedure, dated November 27, 2013.

Trustees received the following reports as information:

D-6-a SEAC – September 23, 2013
D-6-b PIC – September 24, 2013
D-6-c PIC – October 15, 2013
D-6-d SEAC – October 21, 2013

E-6 Correspondence - Letter to Mayor Jeff Lehman Re: Status of Partnership Opportunities and Next Steps for Barrie Central Collegiate

Future Business   

Visit www.scdsb.on.ca for information about future Board and Committee meetings, or to view video archives of Board meetings.

Information:
Alison LaMantia, Manager of Communications, SCDSB
705-734-6363 x11328 or alamantia@scdsb.on.ca