Board meeting update, December 19, 2022

Board Meeting Update, December 19, 2022
Posted on 12/19/2022

This is a summary of the December 19, 2022 special public meeting of the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. It was livestreamed (the recorded version will be available within 24 hours) and is an unofficial summary of the meeting; official minutes will be approved at the next regular meeting.

Acknowledgement of Traditional Lands

Recited by Amanda Robertson, Trustee, Belleville/Thurlow: As Trustees for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and as settlers to this land, we acknowledge and honour the land on which we reside, occupy and meet as part of the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee, Huron-Wendat and Anishinabek people. These Indigenous Nations agreed to mutual sharing obligations and responsibilities as stewards of the land and water. Today these responsibilities and obligations extend to all Peoples. These lands are steeped in rich Indigenous history, traditions and modern cultures that are proud and vibrant. The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board supports and is committed to the stewardship of the land, and the responsibilities that we hold to ensure learning, education programs and services support all staff and students.

 Roll call and declarations of conflicts of interest

Two trustees were absent: Kari Kramp, representing Central Hastings; and Ron Speck, representing North Hastings. A conflict of interest was declared by Kandis Hambly, representing Trenton and CFB Trenton, and she did not participate in the vote.

Rise and report from Closed Committee of the Whole

Board members approved terms of the local Collective Agreement between the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board, and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1022, for the period September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2026. 

Upcoming meetings

  • Physical Planning, Finance and Building Committee: January 9, 2023
  • Student Learning, Well-Being and Equity Committee: January 11, 2023
  • Governance and Policy Committee: January 16, 2023
  • Public Board Meeting: January 23, 2023 Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting: January 26, 2023

Upcoming school events

Central Hastings School:

  • January 11, 2023: Grade 8 Shadow Day
  • January 19, 2023: Grade 8-9 transitions Parent Info Night, 6:00-8:00 PM

A full list of committee and meetings dates/times is online.

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