SCDSB Update 14 – June 20, 2018

SCDSB Update 14 – June 20, 2018
Posted on 06/21/2018
This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.


Student Trustee Presentation

Trustee Locke commended the out-going Student Trustees Gabi Millsap, Ramneet Kaloti and Gillian Hunnisett on their decision to pursue the role, and for the work that they have done as representatives for their peers across Simcoe County.

Photo of outgoing student trustees with mentor
From l to r: Trustee Michele Locke, Student Trustees Gabi Millsap, Gillian Hunnisett and Ramneet Kaloti 

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 20, 2018:

  1. That the Board approve the Chairperson and Vice-chairperson’s report, as set out in Report No. CL-D-5, dated May 23, 2018. Chairperson Beacock acknowledged that the Board has completed the Director of Education’s Performance Review, and that goals and expectations were met resulting in a positive review.
  2. That the Board approve the lease renewals or amendments, as set out in Report No. 
    CL-BF-D-1, Lease Renewals, dated June 6, 2018.
  3. That the Board approve the School/System Administrator Eligibility List as set out in Report No. CL-HR-D-1 School/System Administrator Eligibility List–June 2018, dated June 13, 2018.
  4. That the Board approve the school administrator appointments as set out in Report No. CL-HR-D-2 School Administrator Appointments dated June 13, 2018.

    Elementary Vice-principal Appointments effective August 27, 2018
    Chris Chater from Student Success (Teacher) to Terry Fox E.S. (Acting)
    Rebecca Dickie from Marchmont P.S. (Teacher) to Coldwater/Moonstone P.S. (Acting)
    Jeff Dunlop from Minesing Central P.S. (Teacher) to Admiral Collingwood E.S. (Acting)
    Lisa Henderson-Small from W.C. Little E.S. (Teacher) to Ardagh Bluffs P.S. (Acting)
    Perry Iacobellis from Mapleview Heights E.S. (Teacher) to Forest Hill P.S. (Acting)
    Martin Orr from External to Fieldcrest E.S. 

    Elementary Principal Appointments effective August 27, 2018
    Cindy McNeice from Forest Hill P.S. (VP) to Marchmont P.S. (Acting)

  5. That the Board approve the appointment of Michael Giffen as Supervisory Officer – Superintendent of Education K-12, effective September 1, 2018, according to the terms of a personal services contract between Michael Giffen and the Board, as set out in Report No. CL-B-2-b, Appointment of Supervisory Officers – Superintendents of Education K-12, dated June 20, 2018.
  6. That the Board approve the appointment of Dean Maltby as Supervisory Officer – Superintendent of Education K-12, effective September 1, 2018, according to the terms of a personal services contract between Dean Maltby and the Board, as set out in Report No. CL-B-2-b, Appointment of Supervisory Officers – Superintendents of Education K-12, dated June 20, 2018.
  7. That the Board approve the school administrator appointments as set out in Report No. CL-B-2-c School Administrator Appointments, dated June 20, 2018.

    Elementary Principal Appointments effective August 27, 2018
    Kadri Jessop from Hillcrest P.S. (VP) to Ferndale Woods E.S. (Acting)
    Melissa Mortimer from Birchview Dunes E.S. (VP) to Birchview Dunes E.S. (Acting)
     
    Trustees received the following transfers:

    Elementary Vice-principal Transfers effective August 27, 2018
    James Dobson from Holly Meadows E.S. to Program

    Elementary Principal Transfers effective August 27, 2018
    Joanne Merkley from Ferndale Woods E.S. to Leadership Development

D-4-a Business & Facilities (June 6, 2018)

The Board approved the following motion:

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 2150 – Trustee Honorarium, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 2150 – Trustee Honorarium, dated June 6, 2018.

D-4-b Program Standing (June 13, 2018)

The Board approved the following motions:

  1. That the Board approve revisions to Policy No. 4107 – Late and Missed Assignments, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 4107 – Late and Missed Assignments, dated June 13, 2018.
  2. That the Board approve the adoption of Policy No. 4220 – Supporting Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions in Schools, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. PRO-D-2, new Policy No. 4220 – Supporting Students with Prevalent Medical Conditions in Schools, dated June 13, 2018.

D-5-a Appointment of Student Trustee Mentor

The Board approved the following motion:

  1. That the Board appoint Trustee Michele Locke to serve as the student trustee mentor from August 1, 2018 to November 30, 2018, as set out in Report No. D-5-a, Appointment of Student Trustee Mentor, dated June 20, 2018.

Other Reports Received as Information

D-6-a Human Resources – June 13, 2018
D-6-b Audit Committee – June 4, 2018
D-6-c Special Education Advisory Committee – May 14, 2018
D-6-d Accessibility Advisory Committee – March 26, 2018

Questions and Proposal from Trustees

Trustee Rafeek thanked the Board and staff for their support and mentorship in her new role as trustee.

Trustee North and Chair Beacock thanked staff for hosting the Trustee Candidate Information Session on June 18, 2018, and noted their appreciation for the media coverage and positive news story in OrilliaMatters.

Chair Beacock congratulated Superintendent Kavanagh and Superintendent Murphy on their upcoming retirement and thanked them for their efforts and contributions over the years.

Chair Beacock reported on the various events that he and other trustees attended this month, which included an event at Baxter Central P.S. in recognition of Daniela Moore, Designated Early Childhood Educator, who was the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award of Excellence in Early Childhood Education, and the annual retirement dinner that was held on June 11. He also commented on the upcoming graduations and commencement ceremonies. 

Chair Beacock concluded his comments by thanking staff for their work this school year and wishing them a happy summer. He also recognized the custodial and facilities staff for the many projects they will undertake during the summer months to ensure that SCDSB schools and facilities are ready for the start of the school year.  

Reports/Update from Staff

Brian Jeffs, Superintendent of Business and Facility Services, reported that that the board is now in receipt of the building permit for the new south Barrie secondary school, and is actively working with the contractor.


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