June 19, 2017

Briefing - June 19, 2017

BRIEFING - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JUNE 19, 2017
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Special presentation by James Bolton PS students

Grade 5 students from James Bolton PS performed a special multimedia arts presentation A Salute to Canada’s 150.

Board wins 2017 Award of Planning Excellence for Britannia Farm Master Plan Refresh

The Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Awards Committee has selected the Britannia Farm Master Plan Refresh as the winner of the 2017 Award of Planning Excellence in the category of Recreation Planning.

Trustees congratulate Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Mississauga University Entrance Award winner

Cawthra Park graduating student Raisa Sayed has been selected to receive the CFUW Mississauga University Entrance Award in the amount of $2,000 to assist with her university tuition. The awards recognize students’ high levels of academic achievement, involvement in school activities and/or athletics and their extensive community service.

We Rise Together Accountability Report sets 2017-18 actions, measurement to support Black male students

Peel District School Board trustees have approved the We Rise Together Accountability Report, the board’s year one action plan to support Black male students in the 2017-18 school year. The plan includes mandatory anti-Black racism and bias awareness training, the creation of an advisory council, an annual parent engagement event, resources to support Black mentorship programs in schools, and ongoing research to measure Black student achievement. The full report is available online at www.peelschools.org/WeRiseTogether

Board approves budget focused on delivering, “what our system deserves, what our students deserve,” says Peel board chair

Trustees of the Peel District School Board approved a balanced, operating budget of $1.86 billion for the 2017-18 school year, subject to Ministry of Education approval. Within this amount, local priorities funding of $15.3 million has been allocated to the board to provide additional staffing, in consultation with employee groups. Although most of the $1.86 billion is allocated to fixed costs—salaries and benefits, busing, classroom resources and technology, maintenance, utilities and other operational costs—$7.5 million was available to support new, ongoing initiatives.

View the complete news release and Chair of the Board Janet McDougald’s budget notes.

Board appoints trustees to Count Me In Peel Student Census Steering Committee

Trustees Sue Lawton and Robert Crocker were appointed to the Count Me In Peel Student Census Steering Committee

Board appoints trustees to We Rise Together Advisory Council

Trustees David Green and Kathy McDonald were appointed to the We Rise Together Advisory Council.

Board approves policies

Trustees approved the following policies which will be posted on the board website at www.peelschools.org/trustees/boardpolicies
• Policy 83 – Whistleblower (revised)
• Policy 75 – Trustee Expenses (revised)
• Policy 56 – Occupational Health and Safety (no changes, to be reviewed annually)
• Policy 86 – Emergency Preparedness (new)

Trustees approve changes to by-laws

Trustees approved amendments to the following board by-laws:
• Open/Closed Meetings (E7)
• Attendance of Members at Committees (E15)
• Delegations (G3)
• Public Question Period (G10)

For full details on the by-law changes, see pages 113 and 114 of the agenda for the June 19 Regular Meeting of the Board

Board approves tenders for new school construction, additions and renovations

Trustees approved the following tenders:

• Remo General Contracting Ltd., in the amount of $14,833,510 including HST, for the construction of Dolson Public School
• Tambro Construction Ltd., in the amount of $16,166,910 including HST, for the construction of Tony Pontes Public School
• Century Group Inc., in the amount of $2,530,974 including HST, for the addition & renovation to Herb Campbell Public School

Kennedy Road Public School re-named Tony Pontes Public School

At the April 12, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Board (Resolution No. 17-116), the Board approved the recommendation that Kennedy Road Public School be re-named Tony Pontes Public School.

Schools will be named in accordance with the guidelines provided in Policy #27, Naming of Schools. The Policy provides that a school be named, at the discretion of the Board, after a distinguished member of the community, or other worthy individual not of the community, but deserving recognition. Such nomination may only be dealt with in In Committee until permission is given.

The following elementary principal assignments will be effective August 28, 2017:

Michelle Anderson from principal at Lorenville Public School to Coordinating Principal – Special Education, Special Equipment (SEA) in Special Education Support Services

Jess Grewal from principal at Queenston Drive Public School to Acting Manager of Human Resources Support Services

Katina Paleologos from principal at Allan A. Martin Senior Public School to Coordinating Principal of Special Programs - Autism Spectrum Disorder

The following elementary principal appointments will be effective September 1, 2017:

Mary Mikhail from vice-principal at Huntington Ridge Public School to principal at McKinnon Public School

Greg Harris from vice-principal at Larkspur Public School to principal at Larkspur Public School

The following elementary principal assignments will be effective September 1, 2017:

Ken Diana from principal at McKinnon Public School to principal at Queenston Drive Public School

Jennifer El Refaie from principal at Kenollie Public School to principal at Allan A. Martin Senior Public School

The following elementary vice-principal appointment will be effective September 1, 2017:

Kaylene Brar from acting vice-principal at Tomken Road Middle School to vice-principal at Tomken Road Middle School

The following elementary vice-principal assignment will be effective September 1, 2017:

Cheryl Karim from .5 vice-principal at Fernforest Public School and .5 vice-principal at Great Lakes Public School to vice-principal at Ross Drive Public School

The following secondary principal assignment will be effective August 28, 2017:

Leslie Grant from principal at David Suzuki Secondary School to School Effectiveness Leader, Curriculum and Instruction Support Services

The following secondary principal appointment will be effective September 1, 2017:

Greg Pearson from vice-principal at Peel Alternative School – South to principal at Applewood Heights Secondary School

The following secondary vice-principal assignment will be effective September 1, 2017:

Katie Wilson from vice-principal at North Park Secondary School to vice-principal at Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School

Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who are retiring:

Carol Abrahams, teacher, will retire June 30
Barbara Clark, speech language pathologist, will retire June 30
Janice Cooper, teaching assistant, will retire Aug. 31
Warren Courtney, teacher, will retire Aug. 31
Lisa Davis, teaching assistant, will retire Aug. 31
Karen Haley, teacher, will retire June 30
Kathleen Hicks, psychoeducational consultant, will retire June 30
Rukhtaj Jadoon, teacher, will retire June 30
Carol Kirstein, teacher, will retire June 30
Karen Krasko, teaching assistant, will retire June 30
Julie Martin, teacher, will retire June 30
Karen Marynissen, office assistant, will retire June 23
Patti Mazzacato, office assistant, will retire Sept. 2
James Nesbit, teacher, will retire June 30
Dale O’Brien, library & information technician, will retire July 1
Sue Salter, library & information technician, will retire Aug. 25
Jacquie Smeaton, teacher, will retire June 30
Ulrich Sodenkamp, manager – facilities, will retire Dec. 31
Eugene Spanier, teacher, will retire June 30
Carmen Villamagna, office assistant, will retire Aug. 28
Carolyn Waite-Bojarra, teacher, will retire June 30
Joe Weinberg, controller of facilities & environmental support services, will retire June 23

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