Meeting Notes - September 25, 2018

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful summer vacation. My focus tonight was on the classroom. 

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Meeting Notes - June 19, 2018

Tonight we had our last regular board meeting of the school year. Superintendent Lynn McLaughlin presented her final Special Education Plan before retirement this summer - congratulations!

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Meeting Notes - June 5, 2018

Tonight we had the final Education and Operations & Finance meetings of the 2017/18 school year. At the top of the Education Committee agenda we presented the Scholarship and Bursary Awards to students entering post-secondary education in the fall. 

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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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