BRIEFING - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 23, 2018
MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The Peel Children's Aid presented regarding Child Abuse Prevention Month.
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