90 Peel board schools earn Ontario EcoSchools certification
Tracy Appleton, the Peel board’s EcoSchools program leader, and Anthony Persaud, acting instructional coordinator, science and technological education, made a presentation to the board about Peel’s EcoSchools. 90 Peel schools received gold, silver or bronze EcoSchools certifications during the 2013-14 school year.
Social workers win Peel Children's Centre's Mary Neville Award
The board congratulated School Social Workers Martha Brunet and Cathy-Lou Newhouse for being selected by the Peel Children's Centre to receive the 2014 Mary Neville Award. For the past 24 years, these social workers have built the capacity of the Peel board to respond effectively, compassionately, and collaboratively to students and staff following a crisis, and have made a significant difference in the lives of students and their families touched by tragedy. The Mary Neville Award is presented by Peel Children's Centre to an individual from the Peel community who has made an outstanding contribution to children's mental health in the areas of prevention and early intervention.
Board congratulates Canadian Federation of University Women Mississauga scholarship winners
Trustees congratulated graduating students Catherine McDougall, Lorne Park Secondary School, Xin (Iris) Wu, Cawthra Park Secondary School and Tushita Patel, Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School, on being selected by the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW Mississauga) to receive CFUW Mississauga University Entrance Awards in the amount of $2,000 to assist with their university tuition.
CFUW is an organization of women university graduates with both national and international affiliations. The CFUW club members raise and disburse funds annually for scholarships to promote university education for young women.
Alexandra Chambers delegated the board regarding French Immersion registration.
Board approves revised Policy 39 - Transportation
Trustees approved the revised Transportation Policy, which now includes the reductions to the eligibility distances for Grade 1 students from 1.6 km to 1 km and for Secondary School students from 4.8 km to 3.8 km, effective for September 2014. These changes were approved at the Regular Meeting of the Board held on May 27, 2014.
Board approves revised Policy 48 – Safe Schools
Trustees approved the Safe Schools Policy, which has been revised to clarify the intent of the policy and to align the language with Ministry guidelines.
Board approves 2014 Education Development Charges By-Law
Trustees approved the 2014 Education Development Charges By-Law, which repeals the existing bylaw effective July 1, 2014. It was determined that no further public meeting with regard to the passage of the 2014 Education Development Charges By-law is necessary and that the percentage of growth-related net education land cost that is to be funded by education development charges on residential development be 90% and on non-residential development be 10%.
For a copy of the 2014 Education Development Charges By-law, see Section 9.7 of the Board Meeting Agenda.
Board to appoint Peel resident to fill vacant trustee role for Brampton wards 9/10
Trustees approved a motion to appoint a Peel resident who is an eligible public school elector to fill the vacant trustee role for Brampton wards 9/10. The board will advertise for the vacancy.
Board hears status update on The Journey Ahead Action Plan
At the January 22, 2013, meeting of the Peel District School Board, trustees received a report entitled The Journey Ahead: Our Action Plan for Equitable Hiring and Promotion in Peel. At that time, a commitment was made to provide trustees with periodic updates on The Journey Ahead Action Plan in the context of the 33 findings from the report.
For a copy of the project update, see Section 10.1 of the Board Meeting Agenda or contact Janice Mueller, executive assistant, at 905-890-1010 ext. 2010.
The following elementary vice-principal appointment will be effective Sept. 1, 2014:
Durri Ahmed from teacher at Champlain Trail Public School to vice-principal at Burnhamthorpe Public School.
The following elementary principal assignment will be effective August 25, 2014:
Rob Lobovsky from principal at Homelands Senior Public School to School Support Officer - Leadership, Leadership Development and School Support Services
The following elementary principal appointment will be effective Sept. 1, 2014:
Dana Wilson from vice-principal at Barondale Public School to principal at Homelands Senior Public School
The following secondary vice-principal appointments will be effective Sept. 1, 2014:
Michael Bowman from teacher at The Woodlands to vice-principal at Glenforest Secondary School
Ursula Slusarczyk from teacher at Rick Hansen Secondary School to vice-principal at Lincoln M. Alexander Secondary School
The following secondary vice-principal assignments will be effective Sept. 1, 2014:
Anu Arora from vice-principal at Port Credit Secondary School to vice-principal at Meadowvale Secondary School
Michael Pankarican from vice-principal at Meadowvale Secondary School to vice-principal at Port Credit Secondary School
Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who are retiring:
Gayle Bruk, teaching assistant, will retire June 30
Brenda Giffen, teacher, will retire June 30
Dan Weaver, teacher, will retire June 30