Board Meeting Highlights – Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Approval of Tender: Mechanical Updates to Goderich District Collegiate Institute

The Board approved the tender from Brad Baker Heating, Plumbing and Electrical Inc. for mechanical work at Goderich District Collegiate Institute in the contract amount of $526,082.80.

Collaborative Partnership Initiatives

TylerSchaefer Board Meeting Highlights   Tuesday, May 14, 2013Secondary Program Coordinator Kim Crawford, Teacher Lee Ann Konarski from FE Madill, Susan Ellison LNRT and Teacher Tyler Schaefer from Listowel Central Public School (photo left) spoke to the Board about Collaborative Partnership Initiatives.Collaborative Board Meeting Highlights   Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Election of the Board’s Delegate to Ontario Public School Boards' Association (OPSBA)

Vice-Chair Lynette Geddes was acclaimed as the Board's delegate to OPSBA and trustee Robert Hunking was acclaimed as the alternate.

FDK Viability for Extended Day Early Learning and Before & After Programs

The upcoming school year, 2013/2014, marks year 4 of a 5 year implementation for the Full Day Kindergarten program. Boards are required to ensure that on-site Extended Day Early Learning is offered to four-and five-year-olds at FDK schools, where demand exists. Administration has determined that third party providers are the best choice to offer the Extended Day Early Learning program in our elementary schools. It is also a requirement of boards to conduct the first viability check for Extended Day Early Learning and determine a base fee. The following chart details the results of this year’s Extended Day Early Learning viability checks.

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Principal and Vice Principal Placements for 2013-2014

The Principal and Vice Principal Placements for the 2013-2014 school year were announced and these placements are listed in the chart below.

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May Strategic Plan Reflection Statement

We use the principle of sustainability when we are creating positive and inclusive learning environments, and improving student outcomes – Trustee Alyson Kent

Disposition of School Properties

The Board announced the sale of the former Turnberry Central Public School, the original Colborne Central Public School and Usborne Central Public School.

Future Board Meetings

(at Education Centre unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. Student Advisory Committee, 7:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole, Closed Session, 8:00 p.m. Regular Board Session
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 5:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole, Open Session, 7:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole, Closed Session, 8:00 p.m. Regular Board Session

Future Meetings/Events with Trustee Representation

(at Education Centre unless otherwise noted)
Audit Committee: Tuesday, June 4 , 2013 – 4:30 p.m.
Finance Committee: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.
SEAC: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 – 4:00 p.m.
Finance Committee: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 – 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
AMDSB’s Retirement Reception: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 – 5:30 p.m. at Mitchell Golf Club, Mitchell, ON
Excellence in Public Education Banquet: Thursday, June 13, 2013