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Board Meeting Update #123

Board Meeting Update #123, October 26, 2015

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting in November 2015.

Character moment: Radio PSAs and relaunch of the Say One Nice Thing Campaign
At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board we have shared beliefs that all students can be successful, student well-being is a foundation of our work and that schools play an important role in student well-being. Mark Fisher, Superintendent of Education highlighted two initiatives that are underway in support of Bullying Prevention & Awareness Week in mid-November.

  1. Public service announcements (PSAs) are airing on local radio stations during October about bullying awareness. The 30-second commercials encourage children, youth, their families and the public to become informed and take an active role in contributing to positive learning environments and relationships. Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education, is heard at the end of the commercials saying, “Feeling welcome and included help in feeling safe. I’m Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. We support students to develop healthy, positive relationships.”

2. Re-launch of the Say One Nice Thing campaign. Initially launched at this time last year, this campaign was so successful it will run again. Data from school climate surveys indicated that students who felt welcome and included helped them to be connected at school. The campaign will feature updated posters, post cards, stickers and lanyards branded with Say One Nice Thing, and will be distributed to schools in early November to use as they wish.

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

Recommendations

None

Information

Calendar of events
A number of district and school events are scheduled for November 2015.

Some upcoming events include the following:

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

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

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

Notice of Motion: 2015-2016 Board policy review
Notice of motion was given that a recommendation will be on the agenda for the November 16, 2015 Board meeting to approve changes to the following board policies:

Report from trustees
Highlights from this report included the following:

Report from student trustees
Highlights from this report included the following:

Upcoming 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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