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Board Meeting Update #163: February 25, 2019

February 25, 2019—This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, February 25, 2019 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in March 2019.

Shannon Binder, Chair of the Board, acknowledged that the meeting is taking place on the land of the Haudenosaunee people.

Growing with Character graphicCharacter Moment of Reflection

Each Board meeting opens with a Character Moment of Reflection. At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Growing with Character [1] is our intentional focus on creating safe, caring, respectful and inclusive learning environments where students develop the foundation for good character. Growing with Character is the foundation of the school board strategic plan. Through Growing with Character, we model, teach and expect demonstrations of our eight character traits which are: caring, cooperation, honesty, humour, integrity, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness.

This evening Meera Moorthy, Student Trustee, asked all to reflect on Humour: We celebrate the fun in life. We lighten the emotions of others by interacting in a joyful manner. 

Presentation

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Thank you to presenters from Eastside Secondary School (centre and sitting) and from the Education Centre, about Specialist High Skills Major programs.

Achieving Excellence & Equity: Overview of Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs

Superintendent Cathy Portt introduced presenters from the Education Centre and Eastside Secondary School.

Specialist High Skills Major programs are for students in Grades 11 and 12, and can be accessed by students in all pathways. The group provided a visual presentation highlighting the Construction and Sports SHSMs at Eastside Secondary School.

The group also highlighted the experiential learning activities (for example building sheds and a chicken coop) and participating in the Ontario Technical Skills Competition.

Compulsory certifications in SHSMs include: Standard First Aid; CPR Level C, AED; Basic Health and Safety; Working at Heights; WHMIS. Some of the elective certifications include: Elevated Work Platforms; Confined Space Awareness; Scaffold Safety; Chainsaw Safety; Traffic Control; and Trenching Safety.

Thank you to the presenters for being part of the meeting.

Recommendations

Terms of Reference for the Ad Hoc Director’s Selection Committee

Board members approved the Terms of Reference [2] for the Director’s Selection Committee.

Information

Calendar of events

A number of district and school events (Pdf) [3] are scheduled for March 2019.

Upcoming events include the following:

Report from the Chair 

Highlights from this report included the following:

Report from Executive Committee 

Highlights from this report included the following:

Report from the Ad Hoc Director’s Selection Committee

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 Trustees and 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 62354, [email protected]

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