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April 10, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Regular Meeting
Limestone District School Board
April 20, 2013
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, April 10, 2013, 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
Present Staff:
Krishna Burra, Supervisor of Safe and Caring Schools, and Assistant to the Director
Jane Douglas, Communications Officer
Dave Fowler, Manager of Facility Services
Barb Fraser-Stiff, Superintendent of Education
Tammy Giles, Supervising Principal
Richard Holmes, Supervising Principal
Brenda Hunter, Director of Education
Darlene Kirkpatrick, Recording Secretary
Shawn Lehman, Supervising Principal
Norah Marsh, Superintendent of Education
Alison McDonnell, Supervising Principal
Sue McWilliams, Manager, Human Resources
Roger Richard, Superintendent of Business
Karen Smith, Communications Officer
Wayne Toms, Manager of ITS and Planning Officer
        Chair Chadwick called the meeting to order, welcoming those present to the meeting.  She reported that regrets were received from Student Trustee Yun.

PRESENTATION

Outstanding Service Awards                                      

        Chair Chadwick stated that the annual Outstanding Service Award celebration is a wonderful opportunity for Trustees, Senior Staff and Limestone schools to show appreciation to our exceptional volunteers, parents, and staff.  She said that the recipients of the Outstanding Service Award provide our students and school communities with exemplary service, indicating that their hard work and selfless gestures go a long way to ensure that all of our students achieve their full potential, and become responsible and productive citizens.

        Chair Chadwick thanked the students of the LCVI Cooks Internship Program, under the tutelage of teachers Doug James and Ian Montgomery, for preparing tonight’s hors d’oeuvres for the Award reception held just prior to the meeting.

Chair Chadwick called on James Bonham-Carter, Vice-Principal at Frontenac Secondary School, to come forward to proceed with the LDSB Outstanding Service Awards presentation.

Mr. Bonham-Carter welcomed those present to the Limestone District School Board Outstanding Service Awards presentation for 2013, thanking them for attending the Board meeting this evening to celebrate the amazing contributions of the individuals receiving an Outstanding Service Award.

Mr. Bonham-Carter stated that our schools are a reflection of the people that make up our school communities working together with the common purpose of helping all students learn.  He indicated that this evening, we celebrate a number of these people who have demonstrated outstanding service to our students.

Mr. Bonham-Carter stated that this evening is special because it provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon the strength of our community, and recognize some of the individuals who dedicate their talent, time and strong work ethic, which result in the rich opportunities for learning in the Limestone District School Board.

Mr. Bonham-Carter advised that nominations for this award were submitted to a committee that ranked all submissions based on pre-set criteria.  He thanked Trustees Brown, Chadwick, and Murray for their work on this committee.

Mr. Bonham-Carter stated that this award is presented to those individuals who consistently provide outstanding service to students at a level significantly beyond what is usually expected of them in their official capacity with the Board, or who are community members who make outstanding contributions to the lives of our students.

        Mr. Bonham-Carter advised that two recipients were unable to attend this evening’s meeting, and therefore, accepting the award on their behalf will be administrators from their schools.

Mr. Bonham-Carter called on the following Trustees to come forward, who presented the following recipients with an Outstanding Service Award:                                   



Recipient

Position

Area

Presenter

Debbie Baldwin

Office Coordinator


Fairfield E.S.

Trustee Goodfellow

John Blackstock


Custodian

Collins Bay/W.J. Holsgrove PS

Trustee Crawford

Vicki Clement

Office Coordinator

Tamworth E.S.

Trustee Brown

Susie Durst-Jenkins

Parent Volunteer

École Publique Rideau PS

Trustee Murray

Josh Goodfellow

Educational Assistant

Sharbot Lake HS

Trustee Brown

Alistair MacLeod

Consultant

Limestone Education Centre

Trustee Chadwick

Amy Mack

Parent Volunteer

Southview PS

Trustee French

Bob Mullen

Acting Vice-Principal

LCVI

Trustee Jackson

Catherine Robertson-
Styles

Parent Volunteer

École Publique Rideau PS

Trustee Murray

Tracey Rombough

Teacher

Frontenac SS

Trustee Beavis

Ron Vanhooser

Custodian

Elginburg & District PS

Trustee Ruttan

Kristen Watkins

Parent Volunteer

École Sir John A. Macdonald
PS

Student Trustee
Milligan

Copies of the citations were read and recipients were presented with a copy of his/her citation, and a framed award certificate.

Michael Blackburn, Principal at Fairfield Elementary School, accepted the award on behalf of Debbie Baldwin.

Colin Skinner, Vice-Principal at Collins Bay Public School/W.J. Holsgrove Public School, accepted the award on behalf of John Blackstock.

Recipients stated that they were humbled to have received this prestigious award, and they thanked their nominators for submitting their names.  They also thanked the Board for their award.

Mr. Bonham-Carter congratulated the deserving recipients for their efforts in making the Limestone District School Board truly a great place to learn.  He advised that the names of the recipients of this award are recorded permanently on a plaque displayed in the Board Room at the Limestone Education Centre.

Mr. Bonham-Carter recognized Darlene Kirkpatrick and Jane Douglas, Communications Department, who had facilitated the awards process.  He thanked them for their hard work and commitment to this important annual process.

Chair Chadwick congratulated the recipients, stating that Trustees and staff are grateful for all they do for the students and the Limestone District School Board.

        The Chair recognized James Bonham-Carter, and thanked him for his work regarding the Outstanding Service Award.

The Chair called a five-minute recess.

        Chair Chadwick asked, before she asked if any Trustee had a conflict of interest, if there were any additions to the agenda.  Trustee Jackson indicated that he would be bringing three Notices of Motion forward, under the Notices of Motion section of the agenda.

DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

No Trustee declared a conflict of interest.

BOARD AGENDA

MOVED BY Trustee Crawford, seconded by Trustee Brown, that the agenda, as distributed, be adopted.–Carried

CHAIRS COMMENTS

        Chair Chadwick commented on Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne’s visit to Frontenac Secondary School, noting that this was Premier Wynne’s first visit to a school since she became Premier of Ontario.  She commented that Premier Wynne took most of her time to speak with students, and was very genuine in her interactions with them.

        The Chair commented on the Ontario Public School Boards' Association’s Eastern Region meeting, which was held on Saturday, April 6th, at Southview Public School, Napanee.  She remarked that this meeting was a rewarding time to share and ask questions of our colleagues in our region.

        Chair Chadwick advised that on Tuesday, April 9th, she attended the City of Kingston Council meeting as part of a delegation, consisting of Superintendent Richard and Manager Toms, to speak to the Limestone District School Board’s preference with regard to the electoral boundary changes.  She said that after their deliberations, City Council chose option 1, noting that was the option that Trustees had suggested that would work best for the Limestone DSB.  She indicated that once an official notice outlining the City’s decision is received from the City of Kingston, Senior Staff will bring a report forward to Trustees.  She said that we need to have something in place by January 2014.

DIRECTORS UPDATE

        Director Hunter provided Trustees with an update related to the current labour situation.  She said that as Trustees already know, recent provincial labour discussions have been productive in both the elementary and secondary panels.  She reported that elementary and secondary teacher federations recently withdrew their position on voluntary activities.  She further reported that many extra-curricular programs are up and running at many of our schools and more are coming online each week.  She commented that we know the importance of extra-curricular activities as a valuable part of the overall school experience for our students, and we look forward to continuing to work with all of our local stakeholders to support the return of extra-curricular activities to all students as quickly as possible.  She said that it was also positive to learn that the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) recently reached an agreement with the Government of Ontario.  OSSTF members are expected to vote on this agreement next week.  She commented that we are also buoyed by what has been described as positive contract discussions between the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Ministry of Education, indicating that this is all very encouraging and is indeed good news for public education.

Director Hunter advised that just last evening, Grade 10 Bayridge Secondary School student Quinton Bradshaw was recognized by Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen as the first-ever “As Mayor I Would” Challenge Winner at the City Council meeting.  She said that Quinton was interviewed this morning on some local radio stations, and was chosen for her articulate and engaging vision that included her ideas to enhance sustainability and sense of community in Kingston.  Director Hunter stated that Quinton is a perfect example of the great leaders we have within our student communities in Limestone, congratulating her.

Director Hunter said that the annual Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Science Fair was held in late March with more than 148 students participating from across our regions.  She advised that four Limestone students will be moving on to the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Alberta in May, indicating that they are enrolled in the Challenge Program at Calvin Park Public School.  She said that the students achieved Silver, Bronze standings.  She wished them good luck at the Canada-Wide Science Fair.

The Director advised that the Limestone Learning Foundation has a wonderful event coming up next month, noting that Limestone graduates The Abrams Brothers will perform as part of 'A Classy Country Evening' on May 11 at the Dream Catcher Farm at Inverary.  She reported that this fundraiser for the Learning Foundation and the Tristin Osborne Memorial Fund features the music of The Abrams Brothers, recently named the Canadian Country Music Association’s Best New Artists, and a 'land and sea' dinner buffet.  She advised that there are only a limited number of tickets being sold and she understands that they are selling fast.

Director Hunter reported that preparations for the Limestone Learning Foundation’s Crystal Ball Gala in October are coming along nicely.  Local mentors are reviewing all of the fantastic submissions from student musicians, singers and artists.  The Director advised that the Gala Committee will host an event on May 2, 2013, at the K-Rock Centre to introduce the selected students and their mentors.  Students selected will perform or have their artwork featured at the Gala to be held in October at the K-Rock Centre.

Chair Chadwick thanked the Director for her update.

EXPRESSIONS OF CONDOLENCES

        Trustee Beavis extended condolences to Jackie Chase-Magee, an educational assistant at Frontenac Secondary School, and to Mark Magee, a teacher at Frontenac Secondary School, on the loss of Jackie’s husband, and Mark’s brother. 

        Trustee Beavis extended condolences to Brenda Moore, Principal at James R. Henderson Public School, and to Faye Ibbitson, retired Principal, on the loss of Faye’s mother.

        Chair Brown extended condolences to Carole Traynor, an educational assistant at Odessa Public School, on the loss of her father.

        Trustee Brown extended condolences to Jackie Decker, an occasional teacher, on the loss of her father-in-law.

        Trustee Ruttan extended condolences to Karen Andrews, Occupational Health & Safety Secretary, Facility Services Department, on the loss of her mother.

        Chair Chadwick extended condolences to Marg Akey, a retired Supervising Principal, on the loss of her father.

EXPRESSIONS OF CONGRATULATIONS

        Trustee Beavis congratulated Quinton Bradshaw, a Grade 10 student at Bayridge Secondary School, on winning the first “As Mayor I would” contest held by City of Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen.

        Trustee French congratulated Matt Hallford, a teacher at Southview Public School, and his wife, on the birth of their son.

        Trustee Crawford congratulated Jessica Ketcheson, a teacher at École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School, and her husband, on the birth of their son.

        Trustee Murray congratulated Ashley Lamont, an occasional teacher, and her husband, on the birth of their son.

        Trustee Murray congratulated Tim Cross, a teacher at KCVI, and his wife, on the birth of their son.
        
        Chair Chadwick congratulated Nancy Oomen, an educational assistant at Frontenac Public School, on the birth of her granddaughter.

        Chair Chadwick congratulated Cheryl Snider, an elementary teacher, and her husband, on the birth of their daughter.

BOARD MINUTES

MOVED BY Trustee Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee Murray, that the Board Meeting Minutes of March 6, 2013, 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 March 20, 2013.

MOVED BY Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Beavis, that the report of the Education/Human Resources Committee of March 20, 2013, be received.–Carried

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Trustee Murray presented the report of the Special Education Advisory Committee of March 20, 2013.

MOVED BY Trustee Murray, seconded by Trustee Crawford, that the report of the Special Education Advisory Committee of March 20, 2013, be received.–Carried

PROPERTY/OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

Trustee Jackson presented the report of the Property/Operations Committee of March 27, 2013.
        
MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow, that the report of the Property/Operations Committee of March 27, 2013, 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:

Wind Turbine Project at Amherst Island (Strategic Plan Reference: Item 3.3.1g

        That the Board forward a letter to Algonquin Power outlining the Board’s safety concerns related to the current construction transportation plans of the nine wind turbines, and requesting that an alternative route be considered, if possible.

        The original motion was called and Carried.

ONTARIO PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION REPORT

        Trustee French reported that the next meeting of the OPSBA Board of Directors will take place on April 26, 2013.

        Trustee French provided a report on the OPSBA Eastern Region meeting, which was held on Saturday, April 6th, at Southview Public School, Napanee.  She advised that an overview of the GSNs and Provincial Budget was provided, and that a Labour Relations update was also provided.   She further advised that there was a discussion around the Priority Setting process, noting that the five priorities remain:  Whole Child, 21st Century Learning, Trustee Leadership Capacity, Labour Relations, and Education Funding.  Trustee French reported that there were individual Board updates, and that those attending had a tour of the school.  She said that they were impressed with our new school.

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

GRANITE RIDGE INTEGRATION COMMITTEE UPDATE

        Trustee Goodfellow presented the minutes of the last Granite Ridge Integration Committee.  She indicated that submissions from Sharbot Lake Public School, Sharbot Lake High School and Hinchinbrooke Public School students and staff regarding a school mascot for Granite Ridge Education Centre were reviewed, noting that “Granite Ridge Gryphons” was selected.  She indicated that they are now asking for a crest and logo design.  

        Trustee Goodfellow reported that a discussion around the closing celebrations and transition plans took place at the last meeting.  She stated that the next Granite Ridge Integration Committee meeting will be held on April 15, 2013, at Sharbot Lake High School.

        Trustee Goodfellow stated that she also received a copy of the newsletter that was distributed.

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

SCHOOL ENROLMENT/SCHOOL CAPACITY COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD
        
        MOVED BY Trustee French, seconded by Trustee Jackson, that the report of the School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board Meeting of February 11, 2013, be adopted.

        The following motions were included in the School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board Minutes adopted, and are passed in accordance with Policy 9, Section 8.1.0:
        
1.      That the Limestone District School Board accept the approved funding from the Ministry of Education for the building of a new elementary school in Kingston North.

2.      That the new school be designated as the relocation of First Avenue Public School and Frontenac Public School.

3.      That First Avenue Public School and Frontenac Public School be closed as elementary schools.

4.      That, should the Board have no further need of the buildings, then in accordance with the regulations for the disposition of Board property under the Ontario Education Act, the Board make outreach to the municipality and other organizations for the potential conversion of First Avenue Public School and Frontenac Public School to community services and recreations hubs, seniors housing complex, or other purposes with value to the community.

5.      That, where possible, the new school be designed with spaces to include important memorabilia from the two schools being replaced, as well as playground equipment and other features, as appropriate.

6.      That the Board issue an Expression of Interest to solicit a potential partner or partners wishing to pursue a co-location or joint co-construction opportunity on the site of the new school.

7.      That the current optional catchment areas of Frontenac/First Avenue and Frontenac/Central North be designated as part of the catchment area for the new school as per the Kingston North PARC Report (page 14).

8.      That Central Public School be maintained as a school and the current optional catchment area of Frontenac/Central South be designated as within the catchment area of Central Public School, as per the Kingston North PARC Report (page 14).

9.      That J.G. Simcoe Public School be maintained as a school, to accommodate the increased projected enrolment.

10.     That Rideau Heights Public School be maintained as a school and the Board continue to participate in discussions, as an active partner, in the Wally Elmer/Rideau Heights redevelopment project, with the intent that the school become part of a community hub to provide services and recreation to area students and their families.

11.     That once a site has been selected for the new school, the Limestone District School Board review the walkability and transportation of students to the new school and determine the organization that is most reasonable, desirable, and financially feasible, including possible movement of boundaries of other neighbouring schools.
        
Additional Recommendations

1.      That the Limestone District School Board defer the selection of a site for the new elementary school pending Board decision-making in the Central Kingston Program and Accommodation Review and that the Board delegate the Director to continue to solicit and receive proposals by community partners including the City of Kingston and other boards, agencies and services, for co-location or joint co-construction opportunities.
        
2.      That the Board continue to pursue funds for the renovation of all school buildings in north Kingston through applications for capital grants and through exploration of business partnership arrangement, as appropriate.

3.      That the Board facilitate the development of community hubs with current partners already using space in the buildings, as well as partners such as the Kingston Community Health Centres and the City of Kingston.  These community hubs, as possible, be developed in or adjacent to the elementary schools that are to be maintained, as well as in the new school, if approved by the Board.

4.      That, following the decommissioning of any elementary school, and in accordance with the regulations for the disposition of Board property under the Ontario Education Act, the Board make outreach to the municipality and other organizations for their consideration of the repurposing of the site to ensure its continued value to the community, including potential cultural, social and recreational opportunities and services.

        The original motion was called and Carried.

        MOVED BY Trustee Beavis, seconded by Trustee French, that the report of the School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board Meeting of March 19, 2013, be received.–Carried

        MOVED BY Trustee Murray, seconded by Trustee Brown, that the report of the School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board Meeting of March 21, 2013, be received.–Carried

        MOVED BY Trustee Murray, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow, that the report of the School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board Meeting of March 25, 2013, be received.–Carried

STUDENT TRUSTEE REPORT

Student Trustee Milligan stated that thus far, we have experienced a very challenging year in Ontario education.  We have faced the withdrawal of voluntary extra-curricular activities by both our secondary and elementary teachers and the resulting student demonstrations which ensued.  We have experienced firsthand our provincial government’s cutbacks and the culmination of this, and our education system’s continual declining enrolment has initiated many school accommodations throughout the province of Ontario.  Student Trustee Milligan commented that a year that began under the gloom of all of this negativity has finally begun to ignite with the former glow that is Ontario’s prestigious education system.  A new Premier and the reintroduction of positive collective bargaining have seen the revitalization of this vital aspect of Ontario student life – our extra-curriculars.  He indicated that many students now in both the secondary and even more currently, the elementary panel, are realizing, once again, the positive effects of an active and engaged educational experience with the aid of our teachers.

        Student Trustee Milligan stated that it is clear from the earlier presentation of the Outstanding Service Awards, that the Limestone District School Board is full of exceptional people.  From parent volunteers to Vice-Principals, Office Managers, Custodians and teachers – Limestone has it all, and as demonstrated tonight, we are proud of it, and more importantly, we foster it.  Student Trustee Milligan commented that especially in a year like this, with all of the challenges that he had discussed earlier, these individuals truly stand out and have a positive impact on all of the students and families that the LDSB serves.  

        Student Trustee Milligan said that Student Trustee Yun and he sit behind this table to provide insight into the opinion of students here in the LDSB.  He stated that being able to participate in active and direct discussion regarding their own education is a unique opportunity. He remarked that this has also opened them up to further insight regarding their own education and it makes them more informed students and citizens.  He indicated that because their comments so often mirror the comments from Director Hunter, on behalf of the Senior Staff, and the comments of Chair Chadwick, on behalf of all of the Trustees, he believes that is a true testament to the exceptional service of all of these people as well.  He remarked that the service that they do to represent the best interest of all of the students and families served by our Board is unequivocal and he can say this because he has experienced it firsthand.  These are all people who have dedicated their lives and for some their careers, to ensure that every student reaches their full potential.  He stated that for that reason, whatever the outcome of our present Central Kingston Program and Accommodation Review may be, he will rest assured that it is the best decision possible for every student and family affected.   Student Trustee Milligan advised that he comes to every SE/SCC meeting knowing that if his school was one in question, he would want to ensure that every possibility was discussed.  He said that with every meeting he attends, he feels more and more optimistic that this will be fulfilled.  He indicated that every month Student Trustee Yun and he get to work with student leaders from almost every high school across our Board and he is amazed every time how unique their opinions are, but, more importantly, how they are always willing to listen to everyone’s position and how they always resolve in an equitable decision, which can only result from these unique differences.   Student Trustee Milligan said that since he works with many students and since he is a student himself, he knows that they embrace change and he knows that they will work together, because they are working together.  

        Student Trustee Milligan advised that the Interschool Council met at the Education Centre yesterday, with the main discussion being around the Board-wide talent event for students to celebrate their talents.  He advised that this event will take the form of a Coffee House, which will be held at KCVI on May 16th.  He indicated that donations will be accepted at the door, and all funds raised will be donated to the Food Sharing Project.

        Student Trustee Milligan reported that the next Interschool Council meeting will be held on May 7th, advising that an election for two new Student Trustees will be held at that meeting.

        Chair Chadwick thanked the Student Trustee Milligan for his report.

ACCOUNTS

MOVED BY Trustee French, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow, 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 March 2013 (SDS disbursement Batches 30742-30876) totalling $11,809,279.82 and (SDS disbursement Batches 30744-30877) totalling $1,391.14 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 she took to answer her questions.

ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE OPSBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Chair called for nominations for a Trustee representative to the OPSBA Board of Directors to act as both the Boards elected representative to the Eastern Region and as the Boards voting representative at the Ontario Public School Boards Association Annual General Meeting.

MOVED BY Trustee Brown, seconded by Trustee Beavis, that Trustee French be elected as the Limestone District School Boards representative to the OPSBA Board of Directors to act as both the Boards elected representative to the Eastern Region and as the Boards voting representative at the Ontario Public School Boards Association Annual General Meeting.

Chair Chadwick called for nominations three more times.

Trustee French accepted the nomination.

MOVED BY Trustee Beavis, seconded by Trustee Goodfellow, that nominations be closed.–Carried
        
        The original motion was called and Carried.

Chair Chadwick congratulated Trustee French on being acclaimed as the Boards representative to the OPSBA Board of Directors.

The Chair called for nominations for an Alternate Trustee representative to the OPSBA Board of Directors to act as both the Boards elected representative to the Eastern Region and as the Boards voting representative at the Ontario Public School Boards Association Annual General Meeting.
MOVED BY Trustee Beavis, seconded by Trustee Murray, that Trustee Goodfellow be elected as the Limestone District School Boards alternate representative to the OPSBA Board of Directors to act as both the Boards elected representative to the Eastern Region and as the Boards voting representative at the Ontario Public School Boards Association Annual General Meeting.

Chair Chadwick called for nominations three more times.

Trustee Goodfellow accepted the nomination.

MOVED BY Trustee Grawford, seconded by Trustee French, that nominations be closed.–Carried

        The original motion was called and Carried.

Chair Chadwick congratulated Trustee Goodfellow on being acclaimed as the Boards alternate Trustee representative to the OPSBA Board of Directors.

STRATEGIC PLAN  MID-YEAR UPDATE

MOVED BY Trustee Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee Brown, that 2012-2013 Strategic Plan: Year 4 of the 5-Year Plan, Mid-Year Update, be received.–Carried

NOTICES OF MOTION

        Trustee Jackson indicated that he is bringing forth three Notices of Motion for consideration by Trustees at the May 15, 2013 Board meeting.  He indicated that all three motions relate to the Central PARC Report: Finance Amendments, Program Amendments and Building and Property Amendments.

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.

(b)     2013-2014 Budget Development Schedule

EXTERNAL REPORTS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS

(a)    From the Rita Collver, Chair, and David Dean, Vice-Chair, Grand Erie District School Board, a copy of a letter addressed to The Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education, dated March 19, 2013, requesting that the government rescind Regulation 274/12 Hiring Practices.  Also included was a letter addressed to the Minister of Education, dated October 2, 2012, requesting that the Minister of Education rescind Regulation 274/12.

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Murray, that the above-noted letter from the Grand Erie DSB be referred to the Education Human Resources Committee.– Carried

(b)     From Floyd Patterson, President, Frontenac Heritage Foundation, a copy of a letter addressed to Chair Chadwick, dated March 8, 2013, requesting that the Board take the necessary steps to both initiate and facilitate KCVI becoming a designated Heritage property under the Ontario Heritage Act.  Mr. Patterson indicates that the process starts by a Board delegation attending a meeting of the Municipal Heritage Committee to request the City of Kingston to designate KCVI as a Heritage property.

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the above-noted letter from the Frontenac Heritage Foundation, be referred to the Property/Operations Committee for review and comment.

        Following a brief discussion, the Director suggested that the letter could be referred to the Property/Operations Committee, and that Trustees could ask for a generic report on the process related to heritage designations of properties under the Ontario Heritage Act.

        Trustees Jackson and Ruttan agreed to the Director’s suggestion.  Therefore, the motion was amended to read as follows:

        MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the above-noted letter from the Frontenac Heritage Foundation be referred to the Property and Operations Committee, and that a generic report on the process related to heritage designations of properties under the Ontario Heritage Act be provided.–Carried As Amended

FUTURE MEETINGS



April 11, 2013

School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board

6:00 p.m.

April 15, 2013

School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board

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.

April 29, 2013

Budget Consultation Meeting

6:00 p.m.

May 1, 2013

Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee

6:00 p.m.

May 2, 2013

School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board

6:00 p.m.

May 15, 2013

Board Meeting

6:00 p.m.

May 16, 2013

School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board

6:00 p.m.

May 22, 2013

Education/Human Resources Committee

4:30 p.m.


May 23, 2013

Special Education Advisory Committee
(Hastings and Prince Edward DSB
156 Ann Street, Belleville)

7:00 p.m.

May 27, 2013

Committee of the Whole Board (Budget)

6:00 p.m.

May 29, 2013

Property/Operations Committee

5:30 p.m.

June 3, 2013

Committee of the Whole Board (Budget)

6:00 p.m.

June 5, 2013

Special Education Advisory Committee

7:00 p.m.

June 10, 2013

Committee of the Whole Board (Budget)

6:00 p.m.

June 17, 2013

Committee of the Whole Board (Budget)

6:00 p.m.

June 19, 2013

Board Meeting

6:00 p.m.

        Trustee Jackson asked that if there were inclement weather conditions on April 11th, at what time would the Board make a decision to cancel the School Enrolment/School Capacity Committee of the Whole Board meeting scheduled for that date.  The Director indicated that the decision would be made at 3:00 p.m.  She said that if the meeting was cancelled, the next meeting of the SE/SCC Committee of the Whole Board would take place on Monday, April 15, 2013.

OTHER SPECIAL MEETINGS/EVENTS



April 22, 2013

School Council Forum

7:00 p.m.

May 23, 2013

School Council Liaison (PIC) Committee

7:00 p.m.

Secondary School Graduation Dates



June 26, 2013

LC-LEC Graduation Ceremonies

2:00 p.m.

June 26, 2013

Sharbot Lake High School Graduation Ceremonies

7:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

LCVI Graduation Ceremonies

3:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

Bayridge SS Graduation Ceremonies

4:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

Ernestown SS Graduation Ceremonies

5:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

Sydenham High School Graduation Ceremonies

5:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

QECVI Graduation Ceremonies

6:30 p.m.

June 27, 2013

KCVI Graduation Ceremonies

7:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

LaSalle SS Graduation Ceremonies

7:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

North Addington Education Centre Graduation Ceremonies

7:00 p.m.

June 27, 2013

Frontenac SS Graduation Ceremonies

7:30 p.m.

November 2, 2013

Napanee District SS Graduation Ceremonies

4:30 p.m.


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



April 26-27, 2013


OPSBA Board of Directors


June 6-8, 2013

OPSBA 2013 AGM & Program
(Deerhurst Resort)


July 4-6, 2013

Canadian School Boards Association 2013 Congress
(Vancouver, BC)


RECESS TO PRIVATE SESSION

MOVED BY Trustee Crawford, seconded by Trustee Jackson, that the Board recess at    8:10 p.m. for five minutes to reconvene in Private Session at 8:15 p.m.–Carried

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD

MOVED BY Trustee French, seconded by Trustee Murray, that the Board resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole Board in Private Session at 8:15 p.m.–Carried

PRIVATE SESSION - ATTENDANCE



H. Chadwick, Chair

G. Beavis

H. Brown

E. Crawford

L. French

A. Goodfellow

D. Jackson

B. Milligan, Student Trustee

P. Murray

S. Ruttan



Student Trustee Milligan withdrew from the meeting.

Superintendent Labrie joined the meeting via the Polycom system.

PERSONNEL MATTER

        Following discussion of the process to be followed with regard to the personnel matter, Senior Staff withdrew from the meeting, as well as Superintendent Labrie.  

        A motion was passed with regard to the personnel matter.

        Mr. Burra, Supervisor of Safe and Caring Schools and Assistant to the Director, and Mr. Holmes, Supervising Principal, returned to the meeting. 

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.

LABOUR UPDATE

Director Hunter provided a brief labour update.

DIRECTOR’S UPDATE

2013-2014 School Year Calendar

        MOVED BY Trustee Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, that the Board approve the 2013-2014 School Year Calendar as presented with Appendix A, with the understanding that amendments to the three unpaid non-school/PA days may occur as provincial discussions, and potential approval processes by ETFO and OSSTF continue.–Carried

COMMITTEE TO RISE AND REPORT

MOVED BY Trustee Jackson, seconded by Trustee Ruttan, 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 Goodfellow, seconded by Trustee Jackson, that the meeting adjourn at 9:50 p.m.–Carried