SCDSB Update 7 - January 30, 2019

SCDSB Update 7 - January 30, 2019
Posted on 01/31/2019

This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, January 30, 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 an update on behalf of the Student Trustees. Julia reported that there was not a Student Senate meeting due to the exam schedule, and the next meeting will focus on Student Senate elections. Julia shared that as part of their ongoing effort to attract more students to the meetings, they are looking at hosting the meetings at alternate locations and times. 

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, January 30, 2019:

  1. That the Board approve the school administrator appointments, as set out in Report No. CL-HR-D-1, School Administrator Appointments, dated January 16, 2019.


    Elementary Vice-principal Appointments effective February 4, 2019:
    Kulbir Dhaliwal from External to Mapleview Heights E.S.
    Tammy Phythian from External to Tecumseth Beeton E.S. (0.60)/Tosorontio Central P.S. (0.40)
    Maggie Smylie from External to Huronia Centennial E.S.

    Secondary Vice-principal Appointments effective February 4, 2019:
    Colleen Ireland from Stayner C.I. (Teacher) to Adult and Continuing Education (Acting)
    Heather Lagace from Nantyr Shores S.S. (Teacher) to Orillia S.S. (Acting)
    Daryl O’Brien from Barrie North C.I. (Teacher) to Twin Lakes S.S. (Acting)

    Secondary Vice-principal Transfer effective February 4, 2019:
    Tammy Rodaro from Adult and Continuing Education to Eastview S.S.
D-4-a Business and Facilities 

The Board approved the following motion:
  1. That the Board approve the revised Annual Renewal project listing and the revised School Condition Improvement project listing, as set out in APPENDIX A and APPENDIX B of Report No. BF-D-1, Capital Expenditures Annual Renewal and School Condition Improvement Revisions, dated January 9, 2019.
D-4-b Program Standing 

The Board approved the following motions: 

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 4471 - Smoke Free Learning and Working Environments, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-1, Revisions to Policy No. 4471 - Smoke Free Learning and Working Environments, dated January 16, 2019.
  2. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy No. 4310 - School Councils, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. PRO-D-2, Revisions to Policy No. 4310 - School Councils, dated January 16, 2019.

D-5-a Re-appointment of External Audit Committee Members 

The Board approved the following motions: 

  1. That the Board approve the re-appointment of Chris Edwards to the Audit Committee for a third term of three years, effective November 1, 2018 – October 31, 2021, as set out in Report No. D-5-a, Re-appointment of External Audit Committee Members, dated January 30, 2019.
  2. That the Board approve the re-appointment of Jay Anstey to the Audit Committee for a third term of three years, effective February 1, 2019 – January 31, 2022, as set out in Report No. D-5-a, Re-appointment of External Audit Committee Members, dated January 30, 2019.
D-5-b Special Education Advisory Committee Member Appointment

The Board approved the following motion:
  1. That the Board appoint to the SCDSB SEAC, effective February 1, 2019, Andria Howe as the SEAC member for Simcoe Community Services, as set out in Report No D-5-b, Special Education Advisory Committee Member Appointment, dated January 30, 2019.
Other Reports Received as Information

D-6-a Human Resources January 16, 2019
D-6-b PIC November 20, 2018
D-6-c SEAC November 12, 2018
D-7-a 2018-2019 Operational Plan Update: https://www.scdsb.on.ca/about/goals_reporting/strategic_priorities 

Reports/Updates from Staff

Director Blake announced that Principal Robin Dashnay from Chris Hadfield PS. has been selected as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals. Director Blake noted that his tremendous accomplishment has positive impacts for not only himself, but also the school, community and entire board. Director Blake also shared that in the past seven years, eight SCDSB principals have been recognized by The Learning Partnership as Canada’s Outstanding Principals. 


Questions and Proposals from Trustees 

Trustee O’Brien and Trustee Beitz commented on their attendance at the Winter Ball at Bear Creek SS. They complimented the staff and volunteers who were instrumental in organizing and hosting such a positive event. Trustee O’Brien noted his appreciation for the numerous community partners who helped make the event a success. Trustee Beitz spoke to the positive impact the event had on the attendees and expressed that the event encompassed all four pillars of the Strategic Priorities. 

Trustee North noted the recent cold and icy conditions and thanked the facilities staff for their ongoing efforts to keep students and staff safe.

Trustee Snell thanked staff for the work they are doing to accomplish the goals in the Operational Plan and commented on three areas in particular. She noted that the School Climate Survey is accessible and easy to complete, recognized the efforts being made in the area of transportation and shared that she attended the Wasaga Beach Learning Centre Open House.  

Trustee North appreciated the organization of the Parliamentary training session for trustees held on Jan. 21, 2019. 


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