Meeting Notes - May 15, 2018

Our Student of the Month is Justin Jewell from Belle River District High School. 

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Meeting Notes - May 1, 2018

Tonight we had our meetings of the Standing Committees of Education and Operations & Finance.

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Meeting Notes - April 17, 2018

Tonight we celebrated our Champions for Education! 

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Meeting Notes - April 3, 2018

Tonight at the Education Committee we received an update on the Math Task Force. It has been 3 years since I brought the motion for the board to implement a Math Task Force and 2 years since we unveiled the plan. Unfortunately, last year saw little change in our math outcomes as measured by the EQAO. However, we saw improvements in attitudes about math and math mindset among students which we expect will be a precursor for positive changes in math outcomes.

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Meeting Notes - March 20, 2018

Tonight trustees voted on a Notice of Motion that I brought forward at the last board meeting:

“That GECDSB discontinue use of Caboto Club facilities after the 2017/18 school year until such time as said club allows women to enjoy rights as full voting members with opportunity to join the board of directors and when trustees approve of the reinstated use of said facilities.”

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Meeting Notes - February 20, 2018

The major agenda item for the board meeting tonight was the following motion from Trustee Tom Kilpatrick:

“That administration explore and make a recommendation regarding the expansion of the IB [International Baccalaureate] program in the elementary panel with one site being considered in each of the county and city schools and special consideration be given to establishing the city site in one of the core schools.”

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Meeting Notes - February 6, 2018

Tonight was the first meeting of the 2018 Education Committee. I am pleased to serve as the Chair once again along with Vice Chair Trustee Alan Halberstadt and Superintendent Dr. Clara Howitt.

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Meeting Notes - January 16, 2018

Happy New Year! A great start to 2018 with a presentation from the student trustees about the recent Student Platform for this year's provincial election.

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Meeting Notes - December 12, 2017

The last meeting of 2017 is already upon us! The biggest item on the agenda tonight was the Long Term Accommodation Plan. This report began in 2016 as a result of trustees requesting a study of our system-wide priorities rather than proceeding into an accommodation review in the core schools. It will be updated annually as it provides transparency and valuable decision-making information by outlining the needs and programming of every school in the GECDSB system. 

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Meeting Notes - December 5, 2017

Tonight was the annual GECDSB Organizational Meeting at which the Chair and Vice Chair of the board and standing committees for 2018 were decided. We enjoyed some dancing, singing, and drumming from FNMI students and partners throughout the evening.

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