SCDSB Update 3 – 10/24/2018

SCDSB Update 3 – October 24, 2018
Posted on 10/25/2018

This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.

Report from Student Trustees

Student Trustee Julia Felgner provided an update from the Student Senate meeting and shared that Irfan Toor, Principal of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, was their guest speaker. Students brainstormed ideas for ensuring all students feel accepted within their school communities and discussed strategies for increasing attendance at Student Senate meetings. 

D-2-a Notice of Motion from the September 26, 2018 Board Meeting

The Board approved the following motions:

  1. That the Board approve the following revisions to the Board By-laws: Under Article II: Meetings of Board of Trustees - Add a new heading entitled “Municipal Election Year” above Inaugural Meeting (in Election Year) with the following wording: 

    Within six weeks of the opening of nominations the board will hold a trustee candidate event to explain the roles, responsibilities and rights of a SCDSB trustee.

  2. That the Board approve the following revisions to the Board By-laws: Under Article II: Meetings of Board of Trustees, Committee Meetings in Closed Session - Strike the current wording under Item #5, and replace it with the following wording:

    The Education Act Section 55 (5), provides that student trustees may attend and participate in closed meetings of the Board, with the exception of meetings that require the disclosure of intimate, personal or financial information in respect of a member of the board or committee, an employee or prospective employee of the board or a pupil or his or her parent or guardian. 207 (2) (b). 2006, c.10, s 6.

  3. That the Board approve the following revisions to the Board By-laws: Under APPENDIX A - Add to the bottom of the page Election of Chair and/or Vice-chair on a Pro Tem Basis with the following wording:

    The above procedure does not apply to appointing a Chair and/or Vice-chair on a pro tem basis. Appointments on a pro tem basis can be done by a simple motion.

D-4-a Business and Facilities

The Board approved the following motions: 

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 4320 – Fundraising, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No.  BF-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 4320 – Fundraising, dated October 3, 2018.
  2. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2170 – Student Trustee Honorarium, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-2, Revisions to Policy No. 2170 – Student Trustee Honorarium, dated October 3, 2018.
  3. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2260 – Intellectual Property, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-3, Revisions to Policy No. 2260 – Intellectual Property, dated October 3, 2018.

D-4-b Program Standing

The Board approved the following motion: 

  1. That the Board approve revisions to Policy No. 4240 – Safe, Inclusive and Accepting Schools, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 4240 – Safe, Inclusive and Accepting Schools, dated October 10, 2018.
D-5-a Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium Annual General Meeting (AGM) Designated Voting Member and Alternate Voting Member

The Board approved the following motions:
  1. That the Board appoint Vice-chair Jodi Lloyd to serve as the designated voting member for the November 22, 2018, SCSTC AGM, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. D-5-a, Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium Annual General Meeting (AGM) Designated Voting Member and Alternate Voting Member, dated October 24, 2018.
  2. That the Board appoint Trustee Brandy Rafeek to serve as the designated alternate voting member for the November 22, 2018, SCSTC AGM, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. D-5-a, Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium Annual General Meeting (AGM) Designated Voting Member and Alternate Voting Member, dated October 24, 2018.
D-5-b Revisions to Policy No. 1000 – Policy Development and Review Process

The Board approved the following motion:
  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 1000 – Policy Development and Review Process, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. D-5-b, Revisions to Policy No. 1000 – Policy Development and Review Process, dated October 24, 2018.
D-5-c Revisions to Policy No. 2510 – Communications 

The Board approved the following motion:
  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2510 – Communications, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. D-5-c, Revisions to Policy No. 2510 – Communications, dated October 24, 2018.
Other Reports Received as Information

D-6-a Human Resources, Oct. 10, 2019
D-6-b PIC, Sept. 18, 2018
D-6-c SEAC, Sept. 17, 2018

Reports/Updates from Staff

Director Blake shared that the SCDSB was the recent recipient of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) Healthy Community Award. The SCDSB was recognized for being a leader in implementing environmental initiatives. This award speaks to the SCDSB’s commitment to our Strategic Priority of well-being and appreciation for environmental practices and outdoor learning. 

Questions and Proposals from Trustees 

Trustee Mayne requested an update on the south Barrie secondary school. Superintendent Jeffs reported that the project is progressing well. Director Blake shared that a groundbreaking ceremony is planned for Nov. 9, 2018 and that invitations are going out this week.

Vice-chair Lloyd and Trustees Armstrong and Rafeek expressed concern regarding reports that provincial funding is being cancelled for Parents Reaching Out (PRO) grants, and requested an update. Director Blake shared that it is anticipated that staff will be in receipt of further information and will be able to provide an update at the November Business and Facilities Standing Committee meeting. 

Chair Beacock, and Trustees Da Silva, Ley, and Rafeek, congratulated the Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) on the success of the Connections conference and thanked those involved in the planning. 

Superintendent Jeffs responded to questions from Vice-chair Lloyd and Trustee North regarding capital priorities and land funds. 


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

Information: 
Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
705-734-6363 x11328 or skekewich@scdsb.on.ca