Board Meeting Highlights – Tuesday, April 22, 2014

School Year Calendar 2014 - 2015

CalendarPicThe school year calendars for each year are developed by the respective School Year Calendar Committees of the Avon Maitland District School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board. The result is that calendars between Avon Maitland District School Board (AMDSB) and Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board align identically.

The 2014-2015 school year commences Tuesday, September 2, 2014 with an instructional day and classes end on Thursday, June 25, 2015 with an instructional day.

Christmas Break commences Monday, December 22, 2014 and concludes Friday, January 2, 2015. Classes resume Monday, January 5, 2015.

March Break commences on Monday, March 16 and concludes on Friday, March 20, 2015.

Six professional activity days are scheduled as follows:
Friday, September 26, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015

The Board approved the 2014/2015 Elementary and Secondary School Year Calendars, subject to Ministry approval.

New School Construction Delayed Pending Approval

As of today we have not yet received approval from the Ministry of Education for the construction of the new school in North Perth. We will continue to work with Ministry staff and look forward to receiving the approval in the not to distant future. Given the time required for the construction of a school we must now announce that the new school will not be open for September 2015, as originally planned. A revised opening date will be announced once we have received the approval from the Ministry of Education.

Principal and Vice-Principal Changes for 2014-2015

The following Principal and Vice-Principal placements and assignments will take effect for the 2014-2015 school year:

Laurie Langstaff from System Principal, Ed Centre to System Principal, Information Services
Kevin Mills from Principal, SHDHS to Principal, SCSS
Ralf Mesenbrink from Principal, AMDEC & e-Learning to Principal, AMDEC, e-Learning, Alternate & Adult Ed
Petra Goetz from Vice-Principal, LDSS to Principal, LDSS
Chris Smith from Vice-Principal, SHDHS to Principal, SHDHS
Barry Brohman from Vice-Principal, MDHS to Vice-Principal, AMDEC, e-Learning, Alternate & Adult Education
Rob Simmons from Vice-Principal, SNSS to Vice-Principal, SHDHS
Julie Hohner from Teacher, CHSS to Vice-Principal, LDSS
Kim Crawford from Teacher, SNSS to Vice-Principal, MDHS
Jason Burt from Vice-Principal, North Carolina to Vice-Principal, SNSS

Approval of Tender: Mechanical and Electrical Upgrades to Exeter Elementary School

The project at Exeter Public School combines significant mechanical upgrades to the central heating system with some electrical renovations and upgrades. The Board approved the tender from Stratford Metal Products Ltd. for mechanical and electrical upgrades at Exeter Elementary School in the tender amount of $377,467.46.

Future Board Meetings

(at Education Centre unless otherwise noted)
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 5:00 Committee of the Whole, Closed Session, 7:00 p.m. Committee of the Whole, Open Session, 8:00 p.m. Regular Board Session
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – 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)
Recognition Committee: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – 5:30 p.m.
"Wanna Be A School Board Trustee?" Trustee Information Night: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – 7:30 p.m

Future Finance and Audit Committee Meetings

Tuesday, May 27 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Finance Committee
Tuesday, June 10 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Audit Committee
Tuesday, June 17 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Finance Committee
Tuesday, June 24 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Finance Committee