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Public Board Meeting Update #143: May 23, 2017

This update provides a summary of the public meeting of Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board held Monday, May 23, 2017 at the Education Centre. It is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next meeting in June 2017.

Character Moment of Reflection

Each Board meeting opens with a Character Moment of Reflection. At Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, Growing with Character (web page) [1] is our intentional focus on creating safe, caring, respectful and inclusive learning environments where students develop 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 Mike Brant, Trustee for Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, asked all to reflect on integrity: We do what is right for ourselves and others. We demonstrate values and ethnics that are good for all. We speak directly, clearly, and respectfully.

Presentation

16th Annual Great Place Awardsgroup photo of Great Place Award recipients

Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer to introduced the 16th Annual Great Place Awards. They are the highest recognition within Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Great Place Awards recognize outstanding contributions to support student achievement and well-being, and emphasize the commitment to the Growing with Character attributes of caring, cooperation, honesty, humour, integrity, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness. The committee reviewed 37 nominations and selected 10 awards, consisting of 21 recipients.

Congratulations to Great Place Awards recipients:

Report from the Committee of the Whole

Highlights from this report included the following:

Recommendations

Student trustees for 2017-2018student trustees for 2017_2018
Board members appointed Meera Moorthy, Moira Secondary School, and Morgan Beatty, Centennial Secondary School, as student trustees, and Delanie Austin, Quinte Secondary School as alternate student trustee, effective August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.

Location of November 2017 Board Meeting

Board members approved holding the November Board meeting at Trent River Public School, Trenton. This is done to accommodate submission of the approved audited financial statements within the timeframe set by the Ministry of Education. Moving this meeting to this school will continue the cycle of offsite meetings in the regions throughout the district.

Election of OPSBA Representative

Board members elected Dave Patterson as the representative to the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association. This membership will be in effect for one year until the Board meeting in May, 2018, unless there is a municipal election in 2018 at which time this membership will be in effect until the municipal election. Mary Hall was elected as the alternate.

Summary Report for the 2016-2017 Special Education Plan

Board members approved the amendments to the 2016-2017 Special Education Plan. Student Services staff reviewed the plan to ensure that current programs and services were reflected accurately. The Summary of Amendments reflect changes to the Special Education Plan during the 2016-2017 school year.

Textbook/novel approval
Board members approved the textbooks and novels noted below for use in schools.

Textbooks/Novels Approved for Use in Schools

Title – Nutrition and Healthy Eating: An Introduction, Family Studies: Foods (HFN10, HFN20, HFL4E). Authors- C. Ghartey, J. Johnson, D. Nembhar. Published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 2013 CDN, audience Grade 9, 10, 12.
Title – Nutrition and Health Eating: Choices, Practices and Patterns: An Introduction, Family Studies: Foods (HFL4E, HFA4C, HFA4U). Authors-C. Ghartey, D. Nembhard. Published by McGraw-Hill Ryerson in 2013 CDN, audience Grade 12.
Title – “En francais, Sarah!”: French as a Second Language. Author-Nathalie Lachance. Published by The Luck Editions in 2015 CDN, audience Grade 9, 10, 11, 12.
Title – Indian Horse: English: Contemporary First Nations, Metis and Inuit Voices. Author-Richard Wagamese. Published by Douglas and McIntryre in 2012 CDN, audience Grade 11.
Title – Three Day Road: English: Contemporary First Nations, Metis and Inuit Voices. Author-Joseph Boyden. Published by Penguin Random House Canada in 2005 CDN, audience Grade 11.

Tender for parking lot improvements and paving at various schools

Board members approved a tender for parking lot improvements and paving at various schools, as follows:

Earlier this year the Ministry of Education announced capital funding to support the expansion of community hub use in schools and improve accessibility that will benefit both students and the local community. HPEDSB has been allocated $770,986. This funding will be to be used for parking lot and paving improvements at Centennial Secondary School and Centre Hastings Secondary School. These projects will improve accessibility to the schools for the benefit of the students and enable use by a broader range of community partners. Each of the parking lots are in significant need of improvement. In addition, Building Renewal funds will be used for parking lot and paving improvements to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute. This project is an identified and approved building renewal project.

Ontario Universities Application Centre

Board members approved a draft letter to the Ontario Universities Application Centre regarding the implementation of an additional $50 fee to students who wish to make changes to their OUAC applications. The OUAC processes undergraduate and professional applications for admission to the province’s universities. The OUAC is fully funded through application and contract revenues, operates on a cost-recovery basis, and any excess revenue is transferred to the universities.

Information

Calendar of events

A number of district and school events (Pdf) [2] are scheduled for the remainder of May and June 2017.

Some upcoming student/school events include the following:

Report from the Chair

Highlights from this report included the following

Report from the Student Enrolment/School Capacity Committee

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:

Reports from Trustees

Highlights from this report included the following

Reports from Student Trustees

Highlights from this report included the following

Upcoming meetings

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

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

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