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October 10, 2012 - Regular Meeting
Regular Meeting
Limestone District School Board
October 10, 2012

        A regular meeting (Business) of the Limestone District School Board was held in the Board Room at the Limestone Education Centre, 220 Portsmouth Avenue, Kingston, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 6:00 p.m.
Present Trustees:
H. Chadwick (Chair)
        G. Beavis
      H. Brown
        E. Crawford
        L. French (Vice-Chair)
        A. Goodfellow
        D. Jackson
        B. Milligan (Student Trustee)
        P. Murray
        S. Ruttan
        C. Yun (Student Trustee)
Present Staff:
      Krishna Burra, Assistant to the Director, Safe Schools
        Jane Douglas, Communications Officer
        B. Fraser-Stiff, Superintendent of Education
        D. Fowler, Manager of Facility Services
        T. Giles, Supervising Principal
        Richard Holmes, Supervising Principal
        Brenda Hunter, Director of Education
        Darlene Kirkpatrick, Recording Secretary
        Andre Labrie, Superintendent of Human Resources
        Shawn Lehman, Supervising Principal
        Norah Marsh, Superintendent of Education
        Alison McDonnell, Supervising Principal
        Sue McWilliams, Manager, Human Resources
      Roger Richard, Superintendent of Business
        Wayne Toms, Manager of ITS and Planning Officer


        Chair Chadwick called the meeting to order, welcoming those present to this evening’s meeting.

PRESENTATIONS

David Parry Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project

        Chair Chadwick stated that Trustee and former Chair David Parry served the students and this Board very well for many years.  She said that his commitment to the well-being of children was reflected in his dedication to the Food Sharing Project, indicating he believed that no task was too big or too small if it meant we could feed more young people.  She stated that Trustee Parry helped so many students in so many ways.  She commented that Trustee Parry was a true believer of service before self, and this evening she is sure that she speaks for all Trustees and Senior Staff, when she says that to be associated with David and his dedication to the well-being of all students is one of the highest honours anyone can receive.

        Chair Chadwick remarked that she was pleased to welcome this year’s recipients of the David Parry Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project.  She introduced Principal Brenda Moore, Volunteer Chair of the Food Sharing Project, welcoming her, and calling her to come forward to make the presentation.

        Ms. Moore thanked the Board for giving the Board members of the Food Sharing Project the opportunity to celebrate several exceptional people this evening.  She echoed Chair Chadwick’s remarks about David Parry, and indicated that the David Parry Memorial Award was created to honour David’s memory and to recognize the efforts of individuals or groups whose acts of kindness and caring make the lives of our students better.

        Ms. Moore asked the presenters of the award to come forward to introduce the recipients of the 2011-2012 David Parry Memorial Award, as follows:
        

Recipient Name
Area
Presented by
Courtney Wilson
Initiator of The Breakfast Club at Holy Family Catholic School
Lenor Buck, Child and Youth Worker at Holy Family School
General Manager Jason Clow and School Bus Driver Dale Gardner, Stock Transportation
Volunteers who load their buses with food at the Food Sharing Project Office to deliver to schools in the Kingston area
Brenda Moore, Chair of the Food Sharing Project
Sy Golosky
Member of the Board of Directors of the Food Sharing Project, and Volunteer for the “Talents and Treasures” Auction in support of the Food Sharing Project
Tanis Fairley, Member of the Board of Directors of the Food Sharing Project
Heather Buchan
Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Food Sharing Project, and Volunteer for the “Talents and Treasures” Auction in support of the Food Sharing Project
Tanis Fairley, Member of the Board of Directors of the Food Sharing Project

Tanis Fairley
Member of the Board of Directors of the Food Sharing Project, and former Chair and current Volunteer for the “Talents and Treasures” Auction in support of the Food Sharing Project
Brenda Moore, Chair of the Food Sharing Project

        The presenters read copies of the recipients’ citations, and Brenda Moore presented them with a 2011-2012 David Parry Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project.  She indicated that school bus drivers Lynda Palmer, Florine Irwin and Ed Martin were unable to attend this evening’s Board meeting to receive their awards.

        Ms. Moore, on behalf of the 4,200 students who are fed every day in both local school boards, thanked the Board for its continued support of the Food Sharing Project, stating that without the support of the Limestone District School Board and the support of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, it would not be possible for the Food Sharing Project Board of Directors to narrow the nutritional gap, which exists for so many of our students, and to help students take advantage of every opportunity presented to them at school.

        Ms. Moore thanked the award winners for their contributions to The Food Sharing Project, stating that everything they do is very much appreciated.

        Chair Chadwick congratulated the recipients, and thanked Ms. Moore and the members of the Board of Directors of the Food Sharing Project for their work.

        The Chair called a five-minute recess.

DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

        Trustee Goodfellow indicated that if there was a labour update in Private Session she would be declaring a conflict of interest as her son is an employee of the Limestone District School Board.
        
BOARD AGENDA

        Trustee Goodfellow asked that the Labour Update item in Private Session be moved to the end of the agenda.
        
        MOVED BY Trustee Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee Jackson, that the agenda, as amended, be adopted.– Carried

CHAIR’S COMMENTS

        Chair Chadwick stated that as always, the presentation tonight by the Food Sharing Project is a reminder of what a giving community Limestone is.  She said that the United Way campaign is well underway, and she knows that we will see the same generosity of both volunteer time and money.  She advised that the Director’s Fall Classic golf tournament kicked off the Board’s United Way campaign a few weeks ago, and she thanked everyone who participated, especially organizers Jane Douglas and Darlene Kirkpatrick, for doing so, noting that $2,300 was raised in support of the United Way.

        The Chair reported that high school athletics are proceeding as always, and she encouraged Trustees to get out and see a game.  She said that they provide exciting entertainment and the commitment of both coaches and players is inspiring.  She commented that these teams will create memories, and instill values that will stay with the students a lifetime.

        The Chair advised that in early November, Leslie Myles, Managing Director of the Limestone Learning Foundation, will be participating on a 12-day trek to Base Camp of Mount Everest in Nepal.  She further advised that Leslie is raising money both for our own Foundation and the Sir Edmund Hillary Fund, which will help build a high school in Nepal.  She wished Leslie good luck with this adventurous endeavor.

        Chair Chadwick thanked everyone who had contributed to the successful start that Limestone has had this year.  She said that she knows that all staff – administrators, teachers, support staff, maintenance – had contributed to make things go smoothly in the schools, despite the labour challenges that we all currently face.  She commended everyone for how well they are continuing with business as usual in the classroom.  She said that our students are benefitting, as always, from their instructional day and the dedication of the teachers.  She commented that it is apparent that everyone is trying hard to make the best of a difficult situation, and remember that our students are our reason for being.

        Chair Chadwick thanked parents and community members who step forward at this time of the year to join the school councils and take on their important roles of contributing to the school community for doing so.

        The Chair extended her personal appreciation to Trustees and Senior Staff who joined together at the retreat one evening to discuss the Strategic Plan and who took the time to get a deep understanding of all the work taking place in the Board, and lay the foundation for where we want to go in the future.

DIRECTOR’S UPDATE

        Director Hunter said that following on the Chair’s comments about good beginnings, she would share with Trustees a few of the exciting educational endeavours that have recently occurred or will occur during the next few weeks, noting that each of these events speaks to the value we place on student engagement, citizenship and leadership.

        Director Hunter reported that last week, over 500 students from 27 elementary schools participated in the Limestone District School Board Cross Country Run.  She said that this event is the highlight of the running season for the many elementary-aged students who have participated in fall school running clubs, and the high participation rate, despite some challenges faced by our sector this fall, is a testament to the high priority that students, staff and parents place on healthy, active living and physical fitness.

        The Director congratulated all schools that held Terry Fox runs over the last several weeks.  She recognized Amherst Island Public School, one of the Board’s smallest schools, whose staff and students were hoping to match the highest amount raised at the school back in 2003.  She said that they set a goal of $1,500.00, and taking their school motto “Work Hard, Play Nice and Get Involved” seriously, Amherst Island Public School raised $2,075.25 for the Terry Fox Foundation.

        The Director reported that many of our schools participated in the Kingston WritersFest@School program that brought renowned Canadian authors into eight of our elementary schools.  She said that this was a wonderful experience, and LDSB students once again were the three finalists in the “Think You Can Write?” High School Writing contest, congratulating Cassie Hunter of LaSalle Secondary School, Rowan Maclean of Bayridge Secondary School and Sebastian Back of Sydenham High School, on their significant achievement.

        The Director further reported that last week, along with representatives of many of our community partner organizations, about 25 of our elementary and secondary students participated in a three-day forum designed to facilitate the inclusion of the student voice in the development of a Kingston Youth strategy.  She advised that the event was sponsored by the Y2K Collaborative Action Steering Team, noting that Principal Burra attended on our behalf, and that we can all be proud of the thoughtful input our students will have provided to the strategy.  She reported that it is also important to note that student videographers from Studio LC took a very active role in the forum by filming parts of the forum.  She said that hopefully, Trustees will be able to view the video, once it is completed.

        The Director advised that in early November, five to seven students from each of our secondary schools will be at the Education Centre participating in a conference focusing on issues related to equity and inclusion, and leading to the development of a student leadership initiative in each of our high schools.  She reported that the workshops will focus on various aspects of equity and inclusion, including anti-bullying, inclusion for newcomers to Canada, and various stereotypes.  She said that we will likely hear more about the outcomes of this experience.

        The Director advised that November is Aboriginal Month, noting that Trustees will receive more information about this year’s initiative at the Education/Human Resources Committee.  She displayed the beautiful Limestone-developed posters that will be going to all schools.   She reported that an Aboriginal Student Symposium is being held on October 31, 2012, at Queen’s University.

        The Director reported that Perth Road Public School celebrates its 40th Anniversary on October 13; Welborne Avenue Public School celebrates its new outdoor track on October 16; École Polson Park Public School will cut the ribbon on its new playground equipment on October 18, and on October 23, we will gather to see the premier of our newest MEND video, produced by Limestone District School Board students.

        The Director advised that Limestone DSB celebrated a broadened “World Educators’ Day” on October 5, in order to recognize all staff involved in the education of our students.  She said that every staff member, in every role, is vital to the ongoing success of the Limestone District School Board.  She commented that Trustees, Senior Staff, Managers and she value their employees and deeply appreciate the wonderful work that they do every day for our students.  She remarked that they recognize that it is important that Limestone not only continues to be a great place to learn, but a great place to work.  She said that they recognize the significance of the new legislation throughout the public education sector, and are sensitive to its impact on all employees.   She stated that despite the challenges, she remains optimistic that we will achieve the best for our students.  She said that students have had a rich and rewarding experience so far this school year.        

        Chair Chadwick thanked the Director for her update.

EXPRESSIONS OF CONDOLENCES

        Trustee Beavis extended condolences to David Steele, Principal at Frontenac Secondary School, on the loss of his father.

EXPRESSIONS OF CONGRATULATIONS

        Trustee Brown congratulated Nicole Mulder, a recent graduate of Ernestown Secondary School, on winning a York University President’s Scholarship, noting that the award is worth $21,600 over her four years at the university.

        Trustee Beavis congratulated Eric Jacques, a teacher at Module de l’Acadie, and Faith Jacques, a teacher at Amherstview Public School, on the birth of their son.

BOARD MINUTES

        MOVED BY Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the Board Minutes of September 12, 2012, as distributed, be approved.–Carried

        MOVED BY Trustee Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee French, that the Committee of the Whole Board (Policy) Minutes of October 3, 2012, as distributed, be approved.–Carried

BUSINESS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

There was no business arising from the minutes.

EDUCATION/HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

        Trustee Brown presented the report of the Education/Human Resources Committee of September 19, 2012.

        MOVED BY Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the report of the Education/Human Resources Committee of September 19, 2012, be received.–Carried

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

        Trustee Murray presented the report of the Special Education Advisory Committee of September 19, 2012.

        MOVED BY Trustee Murray, seconded by Trustee Crawford, that the report of the Special Education Advisory Committee of September 19, 2012, be received.–Carried

PROPERTY/OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

        Trustee Jackson presented the report of the Property/Operations Committee of September~26, 2012.

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Beavis, that the report of the Property/Operations Committee of September 26, 2012, be adopted.

        The following motion was incorporated into the Property/Operations Committee minutes adopted, and is passed in accordance with Policy 9, Section 8.1.0:

Building Construction Internship Program – RDR Building Services

        That the Board enter into an agreement with RDR Building Services for the construction of a three-car garage at 1654 Burbrooke Road, Kingston, to be completed by January 31, 2013 by the QECVI Building Construction Internship Program.

The original motion was called and Carried.

ONTARIO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARDS’ ASSOCIATION REPORT

        Trustee French provided an overview of the OPSBA Board of Directors’ meeting held September 21 and 22, 2012.  She advised that Michael Barrett was elected President; Lori Lukinuk was elected First Vice-President; and Mark Bailey was elected Second Vice-President.

        Trustee French provided a Copyright update, noting that Bill C11 (Copyright Modernization) was passed in June, and that it will likely be proclaimed January 1, 2013, to align with the tariff payment period.  She said that Bill C11 allows for the exemption of publicly available internet materials for classrooms. She indicated that for the 2005-2009 tariff period, the reimbursement of difference is between $5.16 and $4.81 per student for boards.  She reported that the Supreme Court of Canada decision was that education be added to “fair dealing” language, allowing for “short excerpts” of copyright material.

        Trustee French advised that the Copyright consortium commissioned a legal opinion, noting that it is being finalized.  She said that it interprets boards are “no longer obligated” under the tariff.  It also interprets what is “fair” (proposed examples: 10% of a document, 1 chapter, 1 article).  She said that the 2012 tariff invoices are now being issued.  She said that the first installments for 2012 were paid, and OPSBA is recommending that boards hold the second installment as that would be due back to boards.  She asked if our Board had paid the second installment.

        Trustee French advised that with regard to the autism litigation, the matter has now been resolved, noting that the issue was about the alleged failure to provide ABA/IBI, which began in 2006.

        Trustee French reported that with regard to the Media Relations item, an extensive chronology was documented of OPSBA’s actions, announcements, media events and correspondence.

        Trustee French stated that there was also information about revised budgets for 2013, that will include some adjustments as a result of the government parameters (e.g. the per pupil amount to $23.07, teacher salaries, and secondary programming expansion that was to come on-line August 31st).  She said that a small working group was established to undertake to define what a small school is, related to the two-school/single site funding change.

        Trustee French stated that a number of other updates were provided at the OPSBA Board of Directors’ meeting.  She indicated that there are over 600 registrants for the Children’s Mental Health Summit, noting that speaker Clara Hughes will be donating her fee to Right to Play.  She reported that both OSSTF and ETFO are providing funding for the summit.

        Trustee French advised that the 2012-2013 OPSBA Priorities were approved, noting that they will go forward.

        Trustee French advised that Trustees should have received correspondence via e-mail from the Policy Development Work Team with regard to the questions raised by the Ottawa-Carleton DSB about education.  She said that the resolutions and motions presented are going back to the Policy Development Work Team to explore the impacts in detail.  She said that the implications are significantly different between small boards and larger boards.  She said that more information about this matter will be brought forward at the Eastern Region meeting being held on Saturday, October 13th.

        Chair Chadwick thanked Trustee French for providing the above-noted information.

SHARBOT LAKE INTEGRATION COMMITTEE UPDATE

        Trustee Goodfellow reported that the Sharbot Lake Integration Committee met on October 1st, and the main item on the agenda was the selection of school colours.  She advised that the colours selected are: blue (for the water), green (for the trees) and silver (because it was fresh and new).  She further reported that the Naming of the New School Committee was struck, and Madeliene Tarasick is the Chair of that committee.  She advised that there was an informal construction update, given by the Vice-Principal.  

        Trustee Goodfellow advised that the next Sharbot Lake Integration Committee meeting is being held on November 19, 2012.

        Chair Chadwick thanked Trustee Goodfellow for providing the above-noted information.

STUDENT TRUSTEE REPORT

        Student Trustee Milligan advised that he and Student Trustee Yun hosted their first Interschool Council meeting at the Limestone Education Centre on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.  He indicated that they had great attendance and were very excited to have a new bunch of enthusiastic student leaders so willing to get started.  He commented that it was great for both Student Trustee Yun and himself to start to become familiar with the names and faces of the peers that they will be working with for the rest of the school year.  He said that he was overwhelmed to hear of all of the amazing things going on in our secondary schools across the Board.  He reported that many of the schools were participating in events such as “Bring a Toonie for Terry” or collecting donations and hitting their school track in support of the Terry Fox Foundation.  He said that there were many programs in secondary schools throughout the month of September introducing the incoming grade nines to high school life.  He commented that one of the most important roles of student leadership groups throughout our Board is the promotion of school spirit and every school in attendance was sharing ideas and creative activities which are upcoming for their students to participate in.  Student Trustee Milligan said that all of the ideas and events which were shared were a true testament to the crucial role student leadership plays in our schools in promoting an involved, inclusive and enjoyable school environment.

        Student Trustee Milligan reported that the next Interschool Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 16, 2012, where he and Student Trustee Yun will be introducing the student leaders to two representatives from the United Way, to begin to promote their annual United Way fundraising campaign.

        Student Trustee Yun reported that the Student Trustees of the Public Board Council of Ontario have been holding bi-weekly on-line meetings for public student trustees, where they can communicate updates and new ideas.  She said that from these meetings, both Student Trustee Milligan and she will keep Interschool Council updated and informed.  She advised that both she and Student Trustee Milligan are looking forward to attending the upcoming Fall General Assembly OSTA-AECO conference this October 25th in Toronto.  She said that together, they will collaborate with other student trustees in Ontario, and have the opportunity to listen to keynote speakers.  She said that they will bring back new ideas, and hopefully, integrate them with the Interschool Council.

        Chair Chadwick thanked Student Trustees Milligan and Yun for their report.

ACCOUNTS

        MOVED BY Trustee French, seconded by Trustee Jackson, that, subject to Trustees’ scrutiny and satisfactory information concerning questions not later than the next following regular meeting of the District Board, Finance Accounts for the month of September 2012 (SDS disbursement Batches 29717-29876)totalling $14,407,344.43 and (SDS disbursement Batches 29724-29874) totalling $32,895.87 US as certified by the Superintendent of Business Services in accordance with Policy 3, subsection 3.1, be approved.–Carried

        Trustee French thanked Financial Services staff, for the time they took to answer her questions.

SUCCESS FOR ALL: LDSB STRATEGIC PLAN – YEAR 3 OF THE 5-YEAR PLAN, YEAR END REPORT

        MOVED BY Trustee Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee Brown, that the “Success for All: LDSB Strategic Plan – Year 3 of the 5-Year Plan, Year-End Report”, be received.–Carried

STRATEGIC PLAN – GOAL STATEMENTS: 2012

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow, that the revised Strategic Plan Goal Statements: 2012, be adopted.–Carried

INTERNAL REPORTS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

(a)      “An Educated Minute” produced by Kathy Leverette and aired daily (Monday through Friday) on CKWS FM 104.3 between 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  The web site address for “An Educated Minute” is: www.educatedminute.com.

EXTERNAL REPORTS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

(a)     From the Chair of the Grand Erie DSB, advising that the Grand Erie DSB passed a motion strongly appealing the Minister of Education to rescind Regulation 274/12 Hiring Practices as it undermines its mandate of student achievement and well-being.

Chair Chadwick stated that as letters arrive from other school boards with regard to this matter, she will have them posted in the Trustees’ Area in the Board Meetings folder of First Class.  She said that she has received correspondence from Rainy River DSB, Toronto DSB and Kawartha-Pineridge DSB passing a motion to rescind Regulation 274/12.

FUTURE MEETINGS


October 17, 2012
Education/Human Resources Committee
4:30 p.m.
October 17, 2012
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
October 30, 2012
Property/Operations Committee
(Southview Public School)
6:00 p.m.
November 7, 2012
Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee
6:00 p.m.
November 12, 2012
Audit Committee
5:30 p.m.
November 14, 2012
Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.
November 21, 2012
Education/Human Resources Committee
4:30 p.m.
November 21, 2012
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
November 22, 2012
School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board
(Location – TBA)
6:00 p.m.
November 26, 2012
Committee of the Whole Board (Caucus) Meeting
6:00 p.m.
November 28, 2012
Property/Operations Committee
5:30 p.m.
December 3, 2012
Initial Meeting
6:00 p.m.
December 12, 2012
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
January 9, 2013
Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.
January 16, 2013
Education/Human Resources Committee
4:30 p.m.
January 16, 2013
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
January 23, 2013
Property/Operations Committee
5:30 p.m.
February 13, 2013
Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.
February 20, 2013
Education/Human Resources Committee
4:30 p.m.
February 20, 2013
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
February 27, 2013
Property/Operations Committee
5:30 p.m.
March 6, 2013
Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.

March 20, 2013
Education/Human Resources Committee
4:30 p.m.
March 20, 2013
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
March 27, 2013
Property/Operations Committee
5:30 p.m.
April 10, 2013
Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.
April 17, 2013
Education/Human Resources Committee
4:30 p.m.
April 17, 2013
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
April 24, 2013
Property/Operations Committee
5:30 p.m.
May 15, 2013
Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.
May 21, 2013
Property/Operations Committee
5:30 p.m.
May 22, 2013
Education/Human Resources Committee
4:30 p.m.
May 22, 2013
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
June 5, 2013
Special Education Advisory Committee
7:00 p.m.
June 19, 2013
Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.

OTHER SPECIAL MEETINGS/EVENTS


October 18, 2012
School Council Liaison (PIC) Committee
Meeting & School Council Chairs’
Workshop
7:00 pm.
December 6, 2012
School Council Liaison (PIC) – Guest
Speaker
7:00 p.m.
February 21, 2013
School Council Liaison (PIC) Committee
7:00 p.m.
April 25, 2013
School Council Forum
7:00 p.m.
May 23, 2013
School Council Liaison (PIC) Committee
7:00 p.m.

Secondary School Graduation Ceremonies


November 3, 2012
Napanee District SS Graduation Ceremonies
4:00 p.m.

Ontario Public School Boards’ Association Board of Directors and Regional Meeting Dates, and Conferences


October 13, 2012
OPSBA Regional Meeting
(Hastings-Prince Edward DSB)

November 30-December 1, 2012
OPSBA Board of Directors
January 31-February 2, 2013
Public Education Symposium
(Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto)
February 22-23, 2013
OPSBA Board of Directors
March 21-23, 2013
OPSBA Labour Relations Symposium
(Sheraton Centre Hotel, Toronto)
April 26-27, 2013
OPSBA Board of Directors
June 6-8, 2013
OPSBA 2013 AGM & Program
(Niagara Falls, ON)
July 4-6, 2013
Canadian School Boards’ Association 2013 Congress
(Vancouver, BC)


RECESS TO PRIVATE SESSION

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the Board recess at 7:00~p.m. for five minutes to reconvene in Private Session at 7:05 p.m.–Carried
        
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD

        MOVED BY Trustee Beavis, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the Board resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole Board in Private Session at 7:05 p.m.– Carried

PRIVATE SESSION - ATTENDANCE


H. Chadwick, Chair
G. Beavis
H. Brown
E. Crawford
L. French, Vice-Chair
A. Goodfellow
D. Jackson
B. Milligan, Student Trustee
P. Murray
S. Ruttan
C. Yun, Student Trustee

EDUCATION/HUMAN RESOURCES COMMITTEE

        Trustee Brown presented the report of the Education/Human Resources Committee of September 19, 2012.

        MOVED BY Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow, that the report of the Education/Human Resources Committee of September 19, 2012, be received.–Carried

PROPERTY/OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

        Trustee Jackson presented the report of the Property/Operations Committee of September~26, 2012.

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the report of the Property/Operations Committee of September 26, 2012, be received.–Carried

PERSONNEL UPDATE

Staff Changes

        The Elementary and Secondary Staff changes were received as information.

        The Support Staff changes were received as information.

SAFE SCHOOLS UPDATE

        Mr. Burra provided a Safe Schools Update.

PROPERTY UPDATE

        Superintendent Richard indicated that there was no property update at this time.

OPSBA UPDATE

        Trustee Goodfellow declared a conflict of interest as her son is an employee of the Limestone District School Board, and she withdrew from the meeting.

        Student Trustees Milligan and Yun withdrew from the meeting.

        Trustee French provided an OPSBA Update with regard to the overview provided at the OPSBA Board of Directors’ meeting, about the current labour situation.

LABOUR UPDATE

        Superintendent Labrie provided a labour update.

DIRECTOR’S UPDATE

        Director Hunter provided a Director’s update.

CHAIR’S UPDATE

        Chair Chadwick provided a Chair’s update.

COMMITTEE TO RISE AND REPORT

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Brown, that the Committee of the Whole Board rise and report to the Board and the resolutions of the Committee of the Whole Board, noted above, be resolutions of the Board and made public.–Carried

ADJOURNMENT

        MOVED BY Trustee Crawford, seconded by Trustee Jackson, that the meeting adjourn at 8:15~p.m.-Carried