February 12, 2013

Regular Meeting of the Board - February 12, 2013


Complete Board Agenda

1. Call to Order

National Anthem
Approval of Agenda
Special Presentations

2. Declaration of Conflict of Interest

3. Minutes

3.1 Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting, January 15, 2013
3.2 Regular Meeting of the Board, January 22, 2013

3.3 Extraordinary Meeting of the Board, January 29, 2013  (will be available on a future agenda)

3.4 Physical Planning & Building Committee Meeting, February 5, 2013  (will be available on a future agenda)

4. Chair's Request for Written Questions from Trustees

5. Notices of Motion and Petitions

6. Special Section for Receipt

6.1 Retirements:
Pat Beck
William Hallem 
Sally Hamilton 
Karen Jackson 
Ranjit Khatkur
Josephine Lovering
Janko Marjanovic
Helena Pereira
Judy Stuve
Cathy White

6.2 Good News!

6.3 Letter to the Minister of Community & Social Services from the Hamilton-Wentworth  District School Board regarding negative impact of the Ministry’s new policies and  processes for supports for adult or transitioning developmentally challenged students

6.4 Letter to the Minister of Education from the Durham District School Board     proposing a task force to recommend new and effective structures for future     contractual negotiations

7. Delegations

8. Old Business

8.1 Response Delegation by Sherene Ricketts regarding the boundaries for the French Immersion programs at Ridgeview Public School and Copeland Public School

9. New Business

9.1 Recommendations of the Special Education Advisory Committee, January 15, 2012

9.2 Recommendations of the Physical Planning & Building Committee, February 5, 2013
9.3 Policy #5 – Partnerships/Fundraising

9.4 Policy #78 – Digital Citizenship

9.5 2012:  EL4 – Schools-First Child Care Capital Retrofit Policy

10. Reports from Officials and Staff

10.1 Graduation Rates:  5 Year Graduation Rates – Trends Over Time

10.2 Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy:  2012 Annual Report

11. Reports from Ontario Public School Boards’ Association

11.1 OPSBA Fast Report: Volume 25, No. 4

12. Communications - For Action or Receipt

13. Response of Administration to Former Questions

14. Reports from Trustee Representatives on Councils/Associations

15. Questions asked of and by Board Members

16. Public Question Period

17. Further Business

18. Adoption of the In Committee Reports

19. Adjournment

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