Public Board Meeting Update #137: December 5, 2016
This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in January 2017.
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.
Superintendents Trish FitzGibbon 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 elected as Chair of the Board.
Election of Vice-chair of the Board
Dave Patterson, Belleville/Thurlow trustee, was elected as Vice-chair of the Board.
TRUSTEE MEMBERSHIP ON STANDING, STATUTORY, ADMINISTRATIVE AND EXTERNAL COMMITTEES
Trustees selected membership on standing committees. For 2017, standing committees will consist of the following members:
- Program and Human Resources Committee
Mike Brant, Jennifer Cobb, Bonnie Danes, Mary Hall, Lucille Kyle and Jim Williams.
Student trustees Delanie Austin and Saud Bin Hasseeb 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 Delanie Austin and Saud Bin Hasseeb are also members. The Chair will be Bonnie Danes. The Vice-chair will be Dwayne Inch.
- 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.
Trustees selected membership on statutory committees. For 2016, 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. Mary Hall will be the alternate.
- Audit Committee
Jennifer Cobb, Bonnie Danes and Dave Patterson.
- Accessibility Committee
- Jennifer Cobb. Mary Hall will be the alternate.
Parent Involvement Committee
Mary Hall. Bonnie Danes 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.
Trustees selected membership on administrative committees. For 2017, administrative committees will consist of the following members:
- Aboriginal Education Steering Committee
Mike Brant and Lucille Kyle.
- Equity and Inclusivity Advisory Committee
Mike Brant and Lucille Kyle.
- Great Place Awards Committee
Dave Patterson and Jim Williams.
- Instructional Technology Advisory Committee
Tom Biniaris and Dave Patterson.
- Leadership Development Steering Committee
Mary Hall and Lucille Kyle.
- Safe Schools Advisory Committee
Justin Bray and Lucille Kyle.
- Specialist High Skills Major Advisory Committee
Jennifer Cobb. Dwayne Inch will be the alternate.
- Food for Learning Partnership
All meetings take place at the Education Centre unless otherwise noted.
- Thursday, December 8: Special Education Advisory Committee, 5:00 p.m.
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