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Board Meeting Update #149: December 4, 2017

December 4, 2017—This update provides a summary of the Annual Meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, December 4, 2017 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in January 2018.

Information

Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education reviewed the process for elections as described in Board Policy No. 2: Governance By-laws and Standing Rules, and also reviewed the committees as described in Board Policy No. 11: Committees of the Board.

Recommendations

Superintendents Laina Andrews and Nick Pfeiffer were appointed as scrutineers for the chair and vice-chair elections.

Election of Chair of the Board
Lucille Kyle, North Hastings trustee, was re-elected as Chair of the Board.

Election of Vice-chair of the Board 
Dave Patterson, Belleville/Thurlow trustee, was re-elected as Vice-chair of the Board.

Lucille Kyle and Dave Patterson
Congratulations to Lucille Kyle, re-elected to Chair of the Board and Dave Patterson, re-elected to Vice-chair of the Board, effective December 2017 for one year.

TRUSTEE MEMBERSHIP ON STANDING, STATUTORY, ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXTERNAL COMMITTEES

Standing committees
Trustees selected membership on standing committees. For 2018, standing committees will consist of the following members:

  • Program and Human Resources Committee: Mike Brant, Justin Bray, Jennifer Cobb, Bonnie Danes, Mary Hall, Lucille Kyle, Dave Patterson and Jim Williams. Student trustees Morgan Beatty and Meera Moorthy are also members. The Chair will be Jim Williams. The Vice-chair will be Mary Hall.
  • Operations and Finance Committee: Tom Biniaris, Mike Brant, Justin Bray, Bonnie Danes, Mary Hall, Dwayne Inch, Lucille Kyle and Dave Patterson. Student trustees Morgan Beatty and Meera Moorthy are also members. The Chair will be Bonnie Danes. The Vice-chair will be Justin Bray.
  • Representative to the Board of Directors for the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association: Dave Patterson will be the representative to the Board of Directors for the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA). Mary Hall will be the alternate.
  • Executive Committee: Consists of the Chair, Vice-chair, above-noted standing committee chairs and the OPSBA representative, plus one additional member. Dwayne Inch will be included as past-Chair. Mary Hall will be the elected sixth member.
  • Budget Committee: Consists of all Board members.
  • Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee: Consists of all Board members. The Chair will be Jennifer Cobb. The Vice-chair will be Justin Bray.

Statutory committees
Trustees selected membership on statutory committees. For 2018, statutory committees will consist of the following members:

  • Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC): Justin Bray and Dave Patterson. The two alternate members will be Tom Biniaris and Mary Hall.
  • Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL) Committee: Mike Brant and Jim Williams. Lucille Kyle will be the alternate.
  • Audit Committee: Jennifer Cobb, Bonnie Danes and Dave Patterson.
  • Accessibility Committee: Mary Hall. Jim Williams will be the alternate.
  • Parent Involvement Committee: Mary Hall. Dave Patterson will be the alternate.
  • Student Discipline Committee: Consists of all Board members. They serve on a rotating basis, with three required to participate in each meeting.

Administrative committees
Trustees selected membership on administrative committees. For 2018, administrative committees will consist of the following members:

  • Indigenous Education Advisory Committee: Mike Brant and Lucille Kyle.
  • Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee: Mike Brant and Lucille Kyle.
  • Great Place Awards Committee: Mike Brant and Jim Williams.
  • Instructional Technology Advisory Committee: Dwayne Inch. Tom Biniaris as the alternate.
  • Leadership Development Steering Committee: Lucille Kyle and Dave Patterson. Mary Hall as the alternate.
  • Safe Schools Advisory Committee: Justin Bray. Jennifer Cobb as the alternate.
  • Specialist High Skills Major Advisory Committee: Dwayne Inch.
  • Mental Health Leadership Team: Jennifer Cobb. Lucille Kyle as the alternate.

External committees

  • Food for Learning Partnership: Lucille Kyle.

Audit Committee Membership

Board members approved the appointment of two external members to the Audit Committee: Liping Kong and Wayne Tod.

Upcoming meetings

All meetings take place at the Education Centre unless otherwise noted.

  • Thursday, December 14: Special Education Advisory Committee, 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 8, 2018:
    • Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee, 3:30 p.m.
    • Program and Human Resources Committee, 5:30 p.m.
    • Operations and Finance Committee, 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday, January 22, 2018: Public Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018: Special Education Advisory Committee, 5:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: December 5, 2017 at 9:52 am