September 9, 2013

Briefing - September 9, 2013

This is the new year – Starting Point 2013 video presentation

The board viewed the “This is the new year” video which was one of the videos presented during Tony Pontes’ address to more than 1,000 Peel board employees at the Starting Point event on August 29, 2013. In the video, Peel students and staff show their excitement for a new school year to inspire success, confidence and hope. Board Chair McDougald thanked communications and media support staff for their work on Starting Point and for producing excellent videos, copies of which have been made available to all schools and posted online at www.peelschools.org/inspire.

Board approves boundary changes and grade re-organizations

Trustees approved the boundaries and grade re-organizations of the following schools, effective September 2014 unless noted otherwise:

Springdale 703 P.S., new school and new boundary, organized as K – grade 8
Springdale P.S., boundary change, K – grade 5
Fernforest P.S., boundary change, K – grade 5
Stanley Mills P.S., boundary change, K – grade 5
Larkspur P.S., boundary change, K – grade 5
Shaw P.S., boundary change and re-organized as K – grade 8
Eagle Plains P.S., boundary change and re-organized as K – grade 8
Mountain Ash M.S., boundary change and re-organized as K – grade 8
Robert J. Lee P.S., boundary change and re-organized as K – grade 8
Lougheed M.S., boundary change, grades 6 – 8
Sunny View M.S., boundary change, grades 6 – 8
Carberry P.S., French immersion boundary change and re-organization to F.I. grades  1 – 8
Fairlawn P.S., French immersion boundary change, grades 1 – 5
Earnscliffe Sr. P.S., French immersion boundary change, grades 6 – 8  (2014-15)
Earnscliffe Sr. P.S., French immersion boundary change, grades 6 – 8  (2015-16)
Fletcher’s Meadow #7 P.S., new school and boundary (K – grade 5) and new French immersion (grades 1–5)
Brisdale P.S., boundary change (K – grade 5) and new French immersion (grades 1 – 5)
Edenbrook Hill P.S., boundary change (K – grade 5) and new French immersion (grades 1 – 5)
Rowntree P.S., boundary change, K – grade 5
Worthington P.S., boundary change, K – grade 5
Cheyne M.S., boundary change, grades 6 – 8
McCrimmon M.S., boundary change, grades 6 – 8

Trustees approve tender for school construction
 
The tender for the construction of Dundas-Fairview Public School was awarded to Pre-Eng Contracting Ltd., at a cost of $10.38 million, including HST.

Board approves signing officers

The following have been approved as officers of the Board with authority to sign on behalf of the Peel District School Board in accordance with Board bylaws and the Statutes of Ontario:

• Janet McDougald, Chair
• Suzanne Nurse ,Vice-Chair
• Tony Pontes, Director of Education and Secretary of the Board
• Jaspal Gill, Associate Director - Operational Support Services and Treasurer of the Board (Acting)
• Scott Moreash, Associate Director - Instructional Support Services

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

Sharmini Arulanandam, teacher, will retire Sept. 30
Joan Grace, office manager, retired Sept. 4

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