SCDSB Update 10 – April 24, 2019

SCDSB Update 10 – April 24, 2019
Posted on 04/25/2019

This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, April 24, 2019. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.

Report from Student Trustees

Student Trustee Evan Marriott provided an update from Student Senate. He reported that the meeting took place at Stayner Collegiate Institute and was well attended by students representing five SCDSB secondary schools. Student Trustee Marriott also reported that the meeting included a hands-on and engaging presentation about leadership. 

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

The Board ratified the following recommendation taken in the Closed Session meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Wednesday, April 24, 2019:

  1. That the Board declare the former Midland Secondary School facility surplus, as set out in Report No. CL-BF-D-1, Surplus Property Midland Secondary School, dated April 3, 2019.

D-4-a Business and Facilities 

The Board approved the following motions: 

  1. That the Board approve the amendments to trust declarations for scholarships and trust funds, as set out in Appendix A of Report No. BF-D-1, Amendments to Trust Declarations for Scholarships and Trust Funds, dated April 3, 2019.
  2. That the Board approve that a letter be written by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Chairperson to the Minister of Education, to address concerns related to class size and impact on programming, and that the letter be approved by the SCDSB Board of Trustees at the April 24, 2019 Board Meeting.

D-4-b Program

The Board approved the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy 4115 - French as a Second Language: Extended French, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-1, Revisions to Policy 4115 - Extended FSL Program, dated April 10, 2019. 

D-4-c Human Resources

The Board approved the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the Policy 2155 – Trustee Pregnancy and Parental Leave, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. HR-D-1, New Policy 2155 – Trustee Pregnancy and Parental Leave, dated April 10, 2019.

D-5-a Appointment to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) – Director and Alternate Director for the 2019-2020 School Year

The Board approved the following motions:

  1. That the Board appoint Trustee Jodi Lloyd as the representative to serve as a director on the OPSBA Board of Directors, as set out in Report No. D-5-a, Appointment to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) – Director and Alternate Director for the 2019-2020 School Year, dated April 24, 2019.
  2. That the Board appoint Trustee Tanya Snell as the representative to serve as alternate director on the OPSBA Board of Directors, as set out in Report No. D-5-a, Appointment to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) – Director and Alternate Director for the 2019-2020 School Year, dated April 24, 2019.

D-5-b Revisions to Policy 2125 – Trustee Code of Conduct

The Board approved the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy 2125 – Trustee Code of Conduct, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. D-5-b, Revisions to Policy 2125 – Trustee Code of Conduct, dated April 24, 2019.

Other Reports Received as Information

D-6-a FNEAC March 5, 2019
D-6-b SEAC March 4, 2019
D-6-c PIC February 19, 2019
D-6-d AAC November 26, 2018

Questions and Proposals from Trustees 

Superintendent Nielsen received an inquiry about eLearning to which she replied there has been no further correspondence received from the Ministry. 

Chairperson Lloyd, Trustee Wilson, Trustee O’Brien and Trustee Locke shared the positive experiences they have had at their recent school visits and attendance at school events.  The trustees noted the focus on well-being and student success and commended staff and students for all their hard work.

Chairperson Lloyd reported on the OPSBA regional meeting that she attended on April 13, 2019 and noted that she had the opportunity to share information regarding the SCDSB’s music program. 



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

Information: 
Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
705-734-6363 x11328 or skekewich@scdsb.on.ca