Briefing - December 4, 2017
BRIEFING - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DECEMBER 4, 2017
ORGANIZATIONAL AND SECOND MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Uma and Muneesh Sethi delegated the board regarding the boundary change for James Grieve Public School.
Peel board chair believes, "public education empowers people, and supports democracy, equity and inclusion"
Janet McDougald acclaimed as chair, Suzanne Nurse acclaimed as vice-chair at organizational meeting
At their annual meeting on Dec. 4, Peel District School Board trustees acclaimed Janet McDougald, trustee for Mississauga wards 1 and 7, as chair. McDougald has been a trustee for 29 years, has served as chair for 20 years and was previously vice-chair for three years. Suzanne Nurse, trustee for Brampton wards 2 and 6, was acclaimed as vice-chair. Nurse is starting her 12th year in public office.
In her remarks, McDougald spoke to the year ahead, "As we head into an election year, we must continue to stand up for and protect public education. Public education empowers people, and supports democracy, equity and inclusion. Good governance plays a critical role in overcoming inequalities in education. I'm confident that together we can, through continuous progress on equity, achieve inclusion for all."
Continued McDougald, "This is our most important work, and sometimes, it's our most challenging work because we are faced with opponents to what is right, just and good—opponents to a society, to a school system—where every child, every adult, should feel safe, respected, welcomed and included. We have been courageous and transparent in our work on anti-Black racism and our We Rise Together work, and we will continue to do so. We also remain committed to achieving inclusion for all through the continued support of marginalized students—our Black male students, our LGBTQ+ and Indigenous students, students who live in poverty, and our students with special education needs."
View McDougald's full remarks and Director of Education Peter Joshua's Annual Report to trustees.
Cawthra Park Secondary School students performs at Organizational Meeting of the Board
The board of trustees enjoyed a performance from Cawthra Park Secondary School's Repertoire Dance Ensemble, led by Rachael Lutes, teacher.
Three trustees elected to striking committee
The board elected trustees Carrie Andrews, David Green and Sue Lawton to the striking committee. This committee also includes the Chair of the Board and Vice-Chair of the Board.
Board elects members of Standing and Legislated Committees
INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS/CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Carrie Andrews (Chair)
PHYSICAL PLANNING & BUILDING COMMITTEE
David Green (Chair)
SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(Chair and Vice-Chair will be elected at the next SEAC Meeting – Dec. 19/17)
HUMAN RESOURCES & NEGOTIATIONS ADVISORY COMMITTEE
(Committee of the Whole Board)
Chair: Nurse, Suzanne
(Chair will be elected at the next Audit Committee Meeting – March 22/18)