January 10, 2018

Briefing - January 9, 2018

BRIEFING - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JANUARY 9, 2018

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Board congratulates student trustees on work with Ontario Student Trustee Association Public Board Council

Trustees congratulated Student Trustee Carolyn Mahr on her recent appointment as vice president of the Ontario Student Trustee Association (OSTA-AECO)'s Public Board Council. Mahr also serves as co-chair on the association's Student Well-Being Committee, along with Student Trustee Khushpal Pawar, who serves as the communications officer for the Public Board Council.

Bus Driver Availability report presented to board

Trustees received a report developed by the Student Transportation of Peel Region (STOPR) and Peel board staff, regarding the impact of the current bus driver shortage on Peel schools. Trustees approved the creation of a lobbying campaign, and encouraged parents, community members and other school boards to express their concerns by contacting their local MPP.

The following elementary vice-principal appointments will be effective January 10, 2018:

Kimberly Gilpin from acting vice-principal at The Valleys Senior Public School to vice-principal at The Valleys Senior Public School

Lisa Behrend from acting vice-principal at Chris Hadfield Public School to vice-principal at Chris Hadfield Public School

The following secondary vice-principal assignment, effective February 1, 2018, has been cancelled:

Sherry Couttie-Griffin from vice-principal at John Fraser Secondary School to vice-principal at Cawthra Park Secondary School

The following secondary vice-principal assignment will be effective September 1, 2018:

Jeff Bertrand from vice-principal at Cawthra Park Secondary School to vice-principal at John Fraser Secondary School

The above two assignments were originally taken to the Board on November 28, 2017.

The following secondary vice-principal appointment will be effective January 10, 2018:

Kirk Dawson from acting vice-principal at Castlebrooke Secondary School to vice-principal at Castlebrooke Secondary School

Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who have/are retiring:

Judy Brain, teaching assistant, retired December 31, 2017

Debbie Champagne, office assistant, will retire April 30, 2018

Samuel Chiu, custodian, will retire February 28, 2018

Sherry Couttie-Griffin, vice-principal, will retire June 29, 2018

Donna Dimarco, teaching assistant, retired December 31, 2017

Carol Downing, social worker, retired December 31, 2017

Gregg Hooper, teacher, will retire January 31, 2018

Iffat Javed, teacher, will retire January 31, 2018

Chris Kanurkas, curriculum head, will retire January 31, 2018

Judy Mabee, teaching assistant, retired December 31, 2017

Joanna McNeillie, teaching assistant, retired December 31, 2017

Annette Mitanis, acting office manager, will retire January 26, 2018

Arthur Moulton, maintenance worker, retired January 1, 2018

Mark Ramsay, teacher, will retire January 31, 2018

Bradley Rideout, teacher, will retire June 30, 2018

David Scott, head custodian, will retire February 1, 2018

George Simpson, teacher, will retire January 31, 2018

Michelle Urquhart, teacher, will retire January 31, 2018​

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