SCDSB Update 12 – June 19, 2019

SCDSB Update 12 – June 19, 2019
Posted on 06/20/2019
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.

Report from Student Trustees
Student Trustee Julia Felgner provided a report on behalf of the Student Trustees. She thanked Trustee Beacock and Superintendent Maltby for their mentorship throughout the year. 

Student Trustee Presentation
Trustee Beacock commended out-going Student Trustees Julia Felgner, Evan Marriott and Victoria McMahon for their contributions and the work they have done throughout the year as representatives of their peers across Simcoe County. 

Photo of Chairperson Lloyd, student trustees and Director Blake
Pictured left to right: Chairperson Lloyd, Student Trustee Evan Marriott, Director Blake, Student Trustee Julia Felgner, Student Trustee Victoria McMahon, Trustee Beacock and Superintendent Maltby

Trustee Tribute
Chair Lloyd recognized Pareen Gill, a Grade 3 teacher at Nottawa Elementary School, for receiving the 2019 Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. The award honours exceptional teachers for their remarkable achievements in education and for their commitment to preparing their students for a digital and innovation-based economy.

Photo of Chairperson Lloyd, Pareen Gill and Director Blake
Pictured left to right: Chairperson Lloyd, Pareen Gill and Director Blake

Trustee Beacock reported on a trustee tribute being awarded to Sarah Mueller for her long-standing work as a volunteer member on the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Accessibility Advisory Committee.  He spoke to the 16 years of service that Sarah provided as a committee member, including her 13-year tenure as committee chair, and noted that Sarah’s leadership and contributions were appreciated. 

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, June 19, 2019:
  1. That the Board approve the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson’s report, as set out in Report No. CL-B-5, dated May 22, 2019. Chairperson Lloyd acknowledged that the Board has completed the Director of Education’s Performance Review, and that goals and expectations of the role were met, resulting in a highly positive review.
  2. That the Board approve that staff be authorized to enter into joint use/reciprocal agreements with municipalities that follow the terms and conditions presented in APPENDIX A, as set out in Report No. CL-BF-D-1, Municipal Joint Use/Reciprocal Agreements, dated June 5, 2019.
  3. That the Board approve the lease renewals or amendments as set out in Report No. CL-BF-D-2, Lease Renewals - June 2019, dated June 5, 2019.

D-4-a Business and Facilities 
The Board approved the following motions:

  1. That the Board approve the schools closed to new out-of-attendance area students for the 2019-2020 school year, as set out in Report No. BF-D-1, Holding and Schools Closed to Out-of-Attendance Area: Update, dated June 5, 2019.
  2. That the Board approve a letter be written by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Chairperson to the Minister of Education, to address the urgency for a call for capital priorities in Simcoe County, and that the letter be approved by the SCDSB Board of Trustees at the June 19, 2019 Board Meeting.
  3. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy 3140 – Health and Safety, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-2, Revisions to Policy 3140 – Health and Safety, dated June 5, 2019.
  4. That the Board approve the 2019-2020 Proposed Budget, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. BF-D-3, 2019-2020 Proposed Budget, dated June 5, 2019.

D-4-b Program
The Board approved the following motions:

  1. That the Board approve revisions to Policy 4410 – Admission of International Students, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-1, Revisions to Policy 4410 – Admission of International Students, dated June 12, 2019.
  2. That the Board approve revisions to Policy 4123 – Requests to Conduct Research, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-2, Revisions to Policy 4123 – Requests to Conduct Research, dated June 12, 2019.

D-5-a Appointment of Student Trustee Mentor
The Board approved the following motion:

  1. That the Board appoint Trustee Beacock to serve as the student trustee mentor from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020, as set out in Report No. D-5-a, Appointment of Student Trustee Mentor, dated June 19, 2019.

Other Reports Received as Information
D-6-a Human Resources – June 12, 2019
D-6-b Audit Committee – June 3, 2019
D-6-c Special Business and Facilities – May 29, 2019
D-6-d SEAC – May 13, 2019
D-6-e PIC – April 16, 2019
D-6-f AAC – March 25, 2019

Questions and Proposals from Trustees
Trustee Beacock, Trustee O’Brien, Trustee Beitz and Vice-chairperson North noted the positive experiences they had while attending school events such as music concerts, school plays and well-being activities. Trustee Beacock shared that W.R. Best Memorial Public School was featured in the Juno magazine and noted how the article highlights the SCDSB’s commitment to the music program. Trustee North shared that 17 SCDSB schools earned their Healthy School certification through Ophea.

Director’s Comments
Director Blake acknowledged the many accomplishments of the board throughout the 2018-2019 school year and introduced a video montage capturing some of the highlights. 


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