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Board Meeting Update #107

Board Meeting Update #107, April 28, 2014

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in May 2014.

Presentation

Early Reading Intervention at York River Public School
Principal Marion Wilson, Vice-principal Mike Love and Teacher Tim Wagland spoke about the Levelled Literacy Intervention (LLI) Program being used at York River Public School. LLI is being used with nine Primary students who were struggling in reading. It involves using engaging strategies to get and keep students interested in reading, using a team approach among teachers and includes an at-home reading component. The presenters showed a video in which students talked about being non-readers a few months ago and their journey to becoming readers now. Some of the strategies the students shared were: using sight words, re-reading, checking for the story to make sense, asking questions about the story and asking the teacher for help. The presenters stated that students are more engaged in learning and are showing success. Each student is well on the way to becoming a fluent reader at grade-level.

Report from Committee of the Whole
Highlights from this report included the following:

Recommendations

2013-2014 Policy review, Part B
According to Procedure 110: Board Policy Development and Review, policies are reviewed every three years. During this school year, 18 policies were due for review. Nine were reviewed during the first half of this school year; the second nine were reviewed since the new year. Proposed changes were reviewed by staff and at committee meetings held in February and April. Further changes suggested through an ongoing consultation with trustees have been incorporated into the revised policies being brought forward for approval.

Board members approved changes to the following policies:

Tender for roof replacements
In 2013, HPEDSB entered into contract with TSS Building Science Inc. for them to act as an expert roofing consultant. Over the past year, the roofs of all schools were surveyed by TSS and a list of urgently required replacements and repairs was developed. As a result, a tender was released to replace roof sections at nine schools.

Board members approved a recommendation to award tenders to the following contractors in the amounts indicated:

Name of School

Centennial Secondary School

Centre Hastings Secondary School

Kente Public School

North Hastings High School

Prince Charles School (Belleville)

Susanna Moodie Elementary School

Tyendinaga Public School

V. P. Carswell Elementary School

York River Public School

Dafoe Roofing

$161,780

 

 

 

$165,260

$213,440

$62,530

French Brothers

 

$111,617

 

$198,029

Semple-Gooder Roofing

 

 

$256,801

 

 

 

 

$251,213

$221,940

Charter of Commitment on First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education
Board members endorsed the proposed Charter of Commitment on First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education from the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) as a National Charter of Commitment.

The intent of the Charter is to articulate the support by school boards for:

Information

Calendar of events
A number of district and school events are scheduled for the remainder of April and May 2014.

Upcoming events include the following:

Report from the Chair
Highlights from this report included the following:

Report from Operations and Finance Committee
Highlights from this report included the following:

Report from Program and Human Resources Committee
Highlights from this report included the following:

Reports from Staff
Highlights from this report included the following:

Reports from Student Trustees
Highlights from this report included the following:

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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