October 8, 2013

Briefing - October 8, 2013

 

Skills Canada - Ontario presents Peel District School Board with Award of Distinction

Gail Smyth, director of Skills Canada - Ontario, presented the Peel District School Board with the Skills Work! School Board Award of Distinction for the second year. The Peel board was the highest ranked school board at the Skills Canada - Ontario competitions this year. More information about Skills Canada-Ontario can be found at www.skillscanada.com.


Board congratulates Peel teachers recognized in Toronto Star Teacher Award Honour Roll

Twenty Peel board teachers were included in the Honour Roll for the 5th Annual Toronto Star Teacher Award competition. These teachers were nominated by students, parents or their colleagues for the exceptional work they do to promote student success.

The Peel District School Board is proud to congratulate:
 
Bob Anderson, Cawthra Park Secondary School
Angelina Bassett,  Erindale Secondary School
Jane Cameron,  Goldcrest Public School
Sandy Chase,  Goldcrest Public School
Heather Deslippe,  Greenbriar Senior Public School
Laurie Diamonon,  Edenrose Public School
Thompson Famariyo,  Sandalwood Heights Secondary School
Jasleen Gill,  James Potter Public School
Irene Kent,  The Woodlands Secondary School
Adam Klimitz,  Mississauga Secondary School
Peter Ladas,  Greenbriar Senior Public School
Karen Lapprand,  Hillcrest Middle School
Xochitl Lugo,  The Valleys Senior Public School
Amanda Morriss,  Mineola Public School
Gillian Mortenson,  Brampton Centennial Secondary School
Jennifer Munoz,  Greenbriar Senior Public School
Mike O’Loan,  Goldcrest Public School
Steven Walter,  Stephen Lewis Secondary School
Kelly Warwick,  Mineola Public School
Lori-Ann Watson,  Fernforest Public School
 

Board asks staff, students and parents to say “thank you” to bus drivers

The board approved Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as the official date for Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Peel schools. The day is intended to be an opportunity to express appreciation to school bus drivers.

Schools, parents and students across the Peel board will participate in a variety of activities to acknowledge appreciation for school bus drivers.

 Delegations

Ian Chandler delegated to the board regarding the board’s environmental policy and procurement practices.

Board approves recommendation to rescind French Immersion Centre at Dundas-Fairview PS

Trustees approved the recommendation to rescind Resolution 12-248 (Part 1.2), designating Dundas- Fairview Public School –scheduled to open in Sept. 2014 – as a new French Immersion Centre. The school  remains scheduled to open in Sept. 2014.

Board approves eight capital priorities for 2015-16 to submit to the Ministry of Education

• Mount Pleasant #2 Public School
• Credit Valley Sub Area 3 #2 Public School
• Mount Pleasant #7 Public School
• Countryside Villages #1 Public School
• Brameast #6 Public School
• Bramwest Sub Area #3 1 Public School
• Credit Valley Sub Area 3 #1 Public School
• Mount Pleasant #1 Secondary School

Board approves tender for construction of new schools

The tender for the construction of Fletcher’s Meadow #7 Public School was awarded to Bondfield Construction Company Limited, at a cost of $11,920,000, excluding HST.

The tender for the construction of Springdale 703 Public School was awarded to Bondfield Construction Company Limited, at a cost of $11,224,000, excluding HST.

The tender for the construction of Walnut Grove Public School was awarded to Percon Construction Ltd., at a cost of $10,595,000, excluding HST.

Board approves boundary changes and grade re-organizations

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

• Dundas-Fairview Public School, new school and new boundary, organized as K – grade 5
• Fairview Public School, boundary change, K – grade 5
• Munden Park Public School, boundary change, K – grade 5
• Silver Creek Public School, boundary change, K – grade 5
• Thornwood Public School, boundary change, K – grade 5
• Corsair Public School, boundary change, grade 1– 5, FI

For more information on the approved boundary changes, contact Planning and Accommodation at 905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 2212.

Board appoints trustees to Secondary French Immersion Committee
 
Trustees Stan Cameron and David Green were appointed to the Peel board’s Secondary French Immersion Committee. The committee will be comprised of the chair and vice-chair of the Board, two trustees, principal representatives, staff representatives from Planning, Human Resources, Transportation and CISESS, and senior administration representatives.

Board approves establishment of a Whistle Blower Policy Development Committee
 
Trustees approved the establishment of a Whistle Blower Policy Development Committee. The purpose of the committee is to create a policy that generates awareness and empowers staff and others to report suspected or actual occurrences of fraud, theft or illegal, unethical or inappropriate actions that are perceived to be in contravention with Peel District School Board policies and procedures.

The proposed structure of the Whistle Blower Policy Development Committee includes the chair of the audit committee, the chair or vice-chair of the board, two additional trustee representatives, one of the non-board members of the audit committee, and appropriate staff.

The Board will appoint two trustees to the committee at the Board meeting scheduled for Oct. 21, 2013.

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

Mirjana Cirovic, teacher, will retire Oct. 31
Karen Ferri, teacher, will retire Oct. 24
Bonnie McHenry, assistant to superintendent, will retire Jan. 1

 

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