April 7, 2014

Briefing - April 7, 2014

UNICEF Canada says thank you to Peel board

In his presentation to Peel board trustees, UNICEF Canada’s President and CEO, David Morley, thanked Peel students, staff, family and community members for their contributions totaling $248,290 in support of victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the children of Syria. Over the past five years, the Peel board has raised more than $1 million in support of children around the world.

"Our students, staff and families are always quick to respond when disaster strikes in other areas of the world," says Tony Pontes, director of education. "The dedication to help those in need is impressive, and I extend a sincere thanks to all of our staff and students for pitching in and working together for this cause."

Board approves boundary changes

Trustees approved boundary changes for Castlebrooke Secondary School and Chinguacousy Secondary School, effective September 2015. 
For complete information about the boundary changes, contact Planning and Accommodation, 905-890-1010 (or 1-800-668-1146) ext. 2212.

Student trustees appointed for 2014-15 school year

The two student trustees for the 2014-15 school year have been selected. Paul Okundaye from Chinguacousy Secondary School will represent Peel schools north of Highway 401, while Trevor Sookraj from Glenforest Secondary School, will represent Peel schools south of the 401. The student trustee elections were held in schools during the week of March 31, 2014.

Peel board approves workplace census

Trustees approved the recommendation to undertake a workforce census commencing in September 2015 to establish a Workforce Census Steering Committee, and to appoint two trustees to the committee at the regular meeting of the board on May 12, 2014.

The workforce census is a direct response to the Peel board’s Journey Ahead Action Plan and the board’s ongoing commitment to equitable hiring and promotion practices. For more information about The Journey Ahead, visit http://wwwnew.peelschools.org/aboutus/equity/

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

Donna Ballantyne, teacher, will retire June 30
Denise Collins-Scott, vice principal, will retire April 30
Diane Cooper, office assistant, will retire June 30
Nancy Crouse, teacher, retired March 31
Margaret Dudley, teacher, will retire June 30
Clarence Ellsworth, head custodian, will retire June 30
Jean Erion, teacher, will retire June 30
Pat Evans, resource teacher, will retire June 30
Elaine Foskett, teacher, will retire June 30
Rudy Fuentes, school attendant, retired March 31
Karen Guyatt, principal, will retire June 30
Susan Heenan, teacher, will retire June 30
Dianne Hope, teacher, will retire June 30
Tiina Jarviste, teacher, will retire June 30
Angela Kempster, PPVPA president, will retire June 30
Jennifer Keyes, teacher, will retire June 30
Christine Kostiw, teacher, will retire June 30
Terrence Landry, teacher, will retire June 30
Sherri MacKay, teacher, will retire June 30
Lambrini Marcopoulos, teacher, retired March 31
Barrington McIntosh, custodian, will retire April 22
Maryellen McKeegan, teacher, will retire June 30
Deborah Muma, principal, will retire June 30
Brian Pearsell, teacher, will retire June 30
Karen Robertson, CISESS co-ordinator, will retire June 30
Raminder Sidhu, teacher, will retire June 30
Susan Thomas, vice principal, will retire June 30
Paul Walter, vice principal, will retire June 30

 

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