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​SCDSB Update 7 – December 20, 2017December 21, 2017 Category: Board UpdatesBack to News Page

This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, December 20, 2017. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.

Report from Student Trustees

Student Trustee Ramneet Kaloti shared an update from Student Senate. Principal Irfan Toor led an interactive discussion about the importance of equity, diversity and inclusion related to student success. The roundtable discussion included discussions of accessibility in schools.

Trustee Tribute

Trustee Jodi Lloyd presented a trustee tribute to Dave Dawson, a former writer for the Orillia Packet and Times. She shared the commitment and support that he showed at school events, activities and sports throughout his career. He worked tirelessly to attend, photograph and write about as many events as possible, and in doing so, helped build pride in the Orillia community.

Student Trustee Gillian Hunnisett, from Orillia Secondary School, also thanked Mr.Dawson on behalf of students in her school community and Principal Jim Sammon.





Report from the Closed Session of the Board in Committee of the Whole

The Board ratified the following recommendations taken in the Closed Session meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, December 20, 2017:  

  1. That the Board approve the school administrator appointments, as set out in Report No. CL-B-1-a, School Administrator Appointments, dated December 13, 2017.

    Elementary Vice-principal Appointments effective Jan. 1, 2018
    Cynthia McKellar from External to Mundy’s Bay P.S.
    Heather Owen from External to Goodfellow P.S.
    Eile Short from External to Ernest Cumberland E.S.
    Lynne Stewart from External to Alliston Union P.S.

    Elementary Principal Appointments effective Jan. 1, 2018
    Sean Ealey from Terry Fox E.S. (VP) to Trillium Woods E.S. (Acting)
    Jennifer Henderson from Goodfellow P.S. (VP) to Lake Simcoe P.S.
    Kristen Muscat-Fennell from Ernest Cumberland E.S. (VP) to W.H. Day E.S. (Acting)

    Trustees RECEIVED the following Vice-principal and Principal transfers:

    Elementary Vice-principal Transfers effective Jan. 1, 2018
    Jennifer Carrick from Alliston Union P.S. to Tecumseth Beeton P.S.
    Kelly Cox from Mundy’s Bay P.S. to Steele Street P.S.
    Shirley Kennedy from Steele Street P.S. to Terry Fox E.S.

D-2-a Notice of Motion from the November 22, 2017 Board Meeting

The Board approved the following motions:   

  1. That the Board approve the following revisions to the Board Bylaws: Under Item #2, Article II: Meetings of Board of Trustees – Order of Business for Regular Board Meetings Add: Land Acknowledgement of Traditional Territory 
  2. That the Board approve the following revisions to the Board Bylaws: Under Item #4, Article II: Meetings of Board of Trustees – Special Board Meetings Add: Land Acknowledgement of Traditional Territory 
  3. That the Board approve the following revisions to the Board Bylaws: Under Item #2, Article V: Standing Committees of Board Add: Land Acknowledgement of Traditional Territory  

D-4-a Business & Facilities (December 6, 2017)

The Board approved the following motions:  

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 3255 Criminal Background Checks – Non-Employees, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 3255 – Criminal Background Checks – Non-Employees, dated December 6, 2017.   
  2. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 3250 – Volunteers in Schools, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-2, Revisions to Policy No. 3250 – Volunteers in Schools, dated December 6, 2017.   
  3. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2115 – Trustee Expenditures, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-3, Revisions to Policy No. 2115 – Trustee Expenditures, dated December 6, 2017.   
  4. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 4470 – Temporary Closing of Schools, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-4, Revisions to Policy No. 4470 – Temporary Closing of Schools, dated December 6, 2017.   
  5. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2250 – Donations, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-5, Revisions to Policy No. 2250 – Donations, dated December 6, 2017.   
  6. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2340 – Community Use of Facilities, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-6, Revisions to Policy No. 2340 – Community Use of Facilities, dated December 6, 2017. 

D-4-b Human Resources (December 13, 2017)

The Board approved the following motions: 

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 3031, Workplace Harassment, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. HR-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 3031, Workplace Harassment, dated December 13, 2017.   
  2. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 3120, Employment Equity, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. HR-D-2, Revisions to Policy No. 3120, Employment Equity, dated December 13, 2017.

D-5-a Revisions to Policy No. 2191 – Board Chairperson Role Description

The Board approved the following motion: 

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2191 – Board Chairperson Role Description, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. D-5-a, Revisions to Policy No. 2191 – Board Chairperson Role Description, dated December 20, 2017.

D-5-b Revisions to Policy No. 2192 – Board Vice-chairperson Role Description

The Board approved the following motion: 

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2192 – Board Vice-chairperson Role Description, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. D-5-b, Revisions to Policy No. 2192 – Board Vice-chairperson Role Description, dated December 20, 2017.

D-5-c Revisions to Policy No. 2193 – Corporate Board Role Description

The Board approved the following motion:  

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2193 – Corporate Board Role Description, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. D-5-c, Revisions to Policy No. 2193 – Corporate Board Role Description, dated December 20, 2017. 

D-5-d Trustee Committee Assignments for 2018

The Board approved the following motion:

  1. That the Board ratify the recommendations of the Selection Committee, as set out in APPENDIX A of report No. D-5-d, Trustee Committee Assignments for 2018, dated December 20, 2017.

Other Reports Received as Information

D-6-a Program Standing Committee – December 13, 2017
D-6-b Special Education Advisory Committee – November 13, 2017
D-6-c Parent Involvement Committee – October 17, 2017
D-6-d Accessibility Advisory Committee – September 25, 2017
D-7-a Report to the Community


Visit www.scdsb.on.ca for information about future Board and Committee meetings, or to view video archives of Board meetings.


Information:
Melanie Slade Morrison, Manager of Communications
705-734-6363 x11328 or mslademorrison@scdsb.on.ca