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Board Meeting Update #105

Board Meeting Update #105, February 24, 2014

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, February 24, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in March 2014.

Presentation

Learning to Lead: Global leadership at Quinte Secondary School
Trish FitzGibbon, Superintendent of Education, introduced guests from Quinte Secondary School, who were at the meeting to talk about student-led actions at their school. Liane Woodley, Principal, and students Brianna Palmateer, Grade 10, Griffon McCarty, Grade 10, and Scott Shortley, Teacher, presented information related to respecting diversity and inclusivity, creating global citizens and leaders, and bringing important learning opportunities to students at Quinte SS. The group made connections to the AiM—Achievement in Motion for Student Success System Plan regarding organizational goals. In addition, they made connections to the priority of promoting safe, healthy, respectful and inclusive schools and workplaces, as well as connections to the school goals. In particular, they also spoke about the Simon Wiesenthal Tour for Humanity bus that visited Quinte SS last week and the student learning as a result of the presentation.

Report from Committee of the Whole
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Tender for the addition at Harry J. Clarke Public School
Board members awarded a tender in the amount of $1.99 million to Dalren Limited. As part of the Capital Priorities Grant Program through the Ministry of Education, funding in the amount of $2,861,972 was approved for HPEDSB to construct a six-classroom addition at Harry J. Clarke Public School to accommodate Full-day Kindergarten and Primary students. Tenders were received from 15 companies.

The project scope will include:

Information

Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement
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Timelines for planning the 2014-2015 budget
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Calendar of events
A number of district and school events are scheduled for the remainder of February and March 2014.

Upcoming events include the following:

Report from the Chair
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Report from Executive Committee
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Report from Program & Human Resources Committee
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Report from Operations & Finance Committee
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Reports from Trustees
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Reports from Student Trustees
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Upcoming public meetings

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

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

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