SCDSB Update 6 – 12/04/2017

SCDSB Update 6 – Dec. 4, 2017
Posted on 12/05/2017

This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Special Organizational Meeting held Monday, December 4, 2017. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting may be accessed at

Director of Education Steve Blake outlined the process pertaining to the election of chairperson and vice-chairperson.

Election of Chairperson
Trustee Peter Beacock, representing Oro-Medonte and Springwater, was acclaimed to the position of chairperson. This will be Trustee Beacock’s fifth term as chairperson. 

Election of Vice-Chairperson
Trustee Jodi Lloyd, representing Orillia and Ramara, was acclaimed to the position of vice-chairperson. This will be Trustee Lloyd’s third term as vice-chairperson. 

Election of Selection Committee member
Trustee Jennifer Cameron was acclaimed as a member of the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee is made up of three members: the incoming chairperson, vice-chairperson and one other member elected by the Board. The role of the Selection Committee is to gather trustee preferences regarding committee membership, and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees for approval at the regular Board Meeting in December.

Remarks from the Chairperson
Chairperson Beacock noted that over the course of the current term the Board has worked to make decisions in the best interests of the students of Simcoe County. He acknowledged the numerous new schools and additions/renovations that the SCDSB has been awarded by the Ministry of Education, and the work of staff in attaining this funding and seeing the plans through to completion. He noted that the Board should be proud of all of our accomplishments as we work to continue to support our students and staff.

Chairperson Beacock thanked the Board for supporting him and the work that he does to represent trustees at events across the county.

Future Business
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Melanie Slade Morrison, Manager of Communications
705-734-6363 x11328 or [email protected]