October 23, 2018

Briefing - October 23, 2018

BRIEFING - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2018

MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

Special Presentation

The Peel Children's Aid presented regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Delegations

Lesley Novak delegated to the board regarding student transportation.

Board approves an increase in teaching assistant allocation

The Board approved the use of in-year surplus funds to allocate 50 Long-Term Occasional special needs teaching assistants to support students with significant Special Education needs in regular classrooms.

Graduation Rates 2016-2017

The province has reported that the graduation rate, province-wide, for the 2016-2017 fell 1% from 87% to 86%. The Peel District School Board's graduation rate remains the same at 88%. The overall graduation rate is the ratio of the number of students who earned an Ontario Secondary Diploma (OSSD) to the number of students who were in the initial Grade 9 cohort. Specifically, the 2016-2017 Board graduation rate is based on the percentage of students in the 2012-2013 Grade 9 cohort who successfully completed all the requirements for the OSSD and graduated from any PDSB secondary school within five years.

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

Cheryl Cox, Office Assistant – Budget, will retire January 1, 2019

Maria Dobson, Office Assistant – Budget, will retire December 31, 2018

Joanne Durst, Classroom Teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

Karen Hobbins, Principal, will retire December 31, 2018

Lynn Millar, Assistant to Associate Director of Operational Support Services, will retire December 31, 2018

Marina Poirier, Classroom Teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

Sudha Sajan, Classroom Teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

John Salvati, Building Leadhand, will retire December 31, 2018

Keith Scott, Classroom Teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

Maureen Tupchong, Classroom Teacher, will retire October 31, 2018

Donna Woodford, Teaching Assistant, will retire November 1, 2018

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