SCDSB Update 12 – May 26, 2021

SCDSB Update 12 – May 26, 2021
Posted on 05/27/2021

This update provides highlights of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) Board Meeting held Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Agendas and/or reports considered at this meeting are available at www.scdsb.on.ca.

Report from the Student Trustees
Student Trustee Jafri provided highlights from the Student Senate meeting, which took place virtually. Student Trustee Jafri noted that the meeting was well attended, with 13 participants from across the board. Student Trustee Jafri shared that students participated in discussions regarding the impact of global issues on the lives of students as well as online learning and student well-being. 

Delegations

  1. Kevin Moreau and Brian Tucker re: Métis Nation of Ontario 
    Chairperson Lloyd accepted the delegation for information.
  2. Andrea Vásquez Jiménez re: School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
    Chairperson Lloyd accepted the delegation for information.

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, May 26, 2021:

  1. That the Board approve the lease renewal for 231 Bayview Drive, Unit L103, City of Barrie as set out in Report No. CL-BF-D-1, Lease Renewals - May 2021, dated May 5, 2021.
  2. That the Board approve the lease renewal for 14 Ramblewood Drive, Building E, Unit 9, Town of Wasaga Beach as set out in Report No. CL-BF-D-1, Lease Renewals – May 2021, dated May 5, 2021.
  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 – May 2021, dated May 12, 2021.
  4. That the Board approve the school administrator appointments as set out in Report No. CL-HR-D-2, School Administrator Appointments, dated May 12, 2021.

    Elementary Vice-principal appointments effective August 26, 2021
    Richard Alex Cranston from External to Chris Hadfield P.S.
    Sarah Reilly from Boyne River P.S. (Teacher) to Tosorontio Central P.S. (Acting)

    Elementary Principal appointments effective August 26, 2021
    James Dobson from Student Achievement (VP) to Mapleview Heights E.S. (Acting)
    Sara Jo Ottewell from Clearview Meadows E.S. (Acting) to Connaught P.S.
    Kevin Stapleton from Hon. Earl Rowe P.S. (Acting) to Portage View P.S.
    Matthew Webbe from External to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

    Secondary Vice-principal appointments effective August 26, 2021
    Dimple Patel from External to Innisdale S.S.
    Katie Prentice from Orillia S.S. (Teacher) to Twin Lake S.S. (Acting)

    Secondary Principal appointments effective August 26, 2021
    Julie Richardson from Twin Lakes S.S. (VP) to Twin Lakes S.S. (Acting)

    Trustees received the following transfers:

    Elementary Vice-principal transfers effective August 26, 2021
    Chris Chater from Terry Fox E.S. to Goodfellow P.S.
    Jane Dewar from Willow Landing E.S. to Killarney Beach P.S.
    Odun Disu from Ferndale Woods E.S. to Ardagh Bluffs P.S.
    Jeff Dunlop from Admiral Collingwood E.S. to Huronia Centennial E.S.
    Lisa Henderson-Small from Ardagh Bluffs P.S. to Andrew Hunter E.S.
    Perry Iacobellis from Forest Hill P.S. to Terry Fox E.S.
    Denise O’Brien from Sunnybrae P.S. to Ferndale Woods E.S.
    Heather Owen from Goodfellow P.S. to Sunnybrae P.S.
    Tammy Phythian from Tosorontio Central P.S. to Willow Landing E.S.
    Maggie Smylie from Huronia Centennial E.S. to Admiral Collingwood E.S.
    Ken Wilson from Andrew Hunter E.S. to Forest Hill P.S.

    Elementary Principal transfers effective August 26, 2021
    Jennifer Henderson from Lake Simcoe P.S. to Birchview Dunes E.S.
    Melissa Mortimer from Birchview Dunes E.S. to Nottawa E.S.
    Robert Perry from Nottawa E.S. to Lake Simcoe P.S.
    Rob Prouty from Portage View P.S. to Sunnybrae P.S.
    Don Shackell from Connaught P.S. to Mountain View E.S.
    Heather Smith from Sunnybrae P.S. to Shanty Bay P.S.

    Secondary Vice-principal transfers effective August 26, 2021
    Alison Chornobaj from Banting Memorial H.S. to Bradford District H.S.
    Heather Lagace from Orillia S.S. to Barrie North C.I.
    Adele LeMaire from Barrie North C.I. to Orillia S.S.
    Graham Rayner from Bradford District H.S. to Banting Memorial H.S.

  5. That the Board approve the appointment of Lisa Coffey as Supervisory Officer – Superintendent of Education K-12, effective August 1, 2021, according to the terms of a personal services contract between Lisa Coffey and the board, pending ministry approval, as set out in Report No. CL-B-2-a, Appointment of Supervisory Officers – Superintendents of Education K-12, dated May 26, 2021.
  6. That the Board approve the appointment of Susan Sidlofsky as Supervisory Officer – Superintendent of Education K-12, effective August 1, 2021, according to the terms of a personal services contract between Susan Sidlofsky and the board, pending ministry approval, as set out in Report No. CL-B-2-a, Appointment of Supervisory Officers – Superintendents of Education K-12, dated May 26, 2021.

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

  1. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy 2230 – General Purchasing, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-1, Revisions to Policy 2230 – General Purchasing, dated May 5, 2021.
  2. That the Board approve the revisions to Policy 2325 – Environmental Policy, as set out in APPENDIX C of Report No. BF-D-2, Revisions to Policy 2325 – Environmental Policy, dated May 5, 2021.
  3. That the Board approve the amendments to Trust Declarations, as set out in APPENDIX A of Report No. BF-D-3, Amendments to Trust Declarations for Scholarship and Trust Funds, dated May 5, 2021.

Other Reports Received as Information 
D-6-a Program – May 12, 2021
D-6-b Human Resources – May 12, 2021
D-6-c PIC – April 20, 2021
D-6-d SEAC – March 8, 2021

Reports/Update from Staff
Dawn Stephens, Superintendent of Program 7-12 and Information Technology, provided an update regarding vaccinations for youth aged 12 to 17. Superintendent Stephens shared that approximately 9,000 youth in the region have booked appointments since the provincial booking system opened on May 21. Superintendent Stephens noted that mass vaccination clinics will be offered to youth in Simcoe County communities, including pop-up clinics in under-serviced communities such as Angus and Alcona. 

John Dance, Associate Director and Superintendent of Human Resource Services, provided an update regarding the participation rates for the first SCDSB Student Census. Associate Director Dance noted that over 15,000 responses were collected from parents/guardians of students in Kindergarten to Grade 6 and over 13,000 responses were collected from students in Grade 7 to 12. Associate Director Dance shared that the Student Census for adult learners has been distributed and will be open until June 30, 2021.

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