January 8, 2019

Briefing - January 8, 2019

Peel schools awarded Parent Reaching Out Grants

Trustees congratulated the 148 Peel schools that have been awarded a total of $155,213 in Parents Reaching Out Grants for the 2018-19 school year. The Ministry of Education program supports projects that will help increase parent involvement in support of student achievement and well-being.

Board approves accommodation plan for current Glenforest South students and the school's current feeder school students

Trustees approved a staff recommendation to redirect all incoming grade 9 students in the Vocational and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) programs residing in the Glenforest Secondary School boundary to West Credit Secondary School. All current students in the Vocational and/or ASD programs attending Glenforest South will be given the option to remain as Glenforest students or attend West Credit.

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

Sonia Atanassova, teacher, retired December 31, 2018

David Brace, acting supervisor of mechanical, retired January 1, 2019

Jennifer Cave-Williams, teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

Pauline Channer, custodian, retired December 31, 2018

Gregory English, teacher, retired December 31, 2018

George Fotopoulos, teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

Catherine Irving, teacher, will retire February 28, 2019

Rukhsana Khan, teaching assistant, retired December 31, 2018

Carol-Ann Kuchmak, teaching assistant, will retire January 31, 2019

Maria Lavega, custodian, retired December 31, 2018

Angela Lewis, food service assistant, retired December 31, 2018

Sylvan Mohamed, custodian, will retire February 28, 2019

Lorna O'Hearn, library information and technician, retired December 31, 2018

Rosetta Payne, teaching assistant, retired December 31, 2018

Terryl Portigal, psychoeducational consultant, will retire January 18, 2019

Jawshan Redha, teacher, will January 31, 2019

Ragini Singh, teacher, will retire February 28, 2019

Mark Smerdon, teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

Janice Souva, teacher, will retire January 31, 2019

Don Vest, head custodian, retired December 31, 2018

The following secondary principal appointment will be effective February 1, 2019:

Tyler McLeod from vice-principal at Rick Hansen Secondary School to principal at Cawthra Park Secondary School

The following secondary vice-principal assignment will be effective February 1, 2019:

Paris Vassel from vice-principal at Port Credit Secondary School to vice-principal at Rick Hansen Secondary School

The following secondary vice-principal appointment will be effective February 1, 2019:

Heather Howald from teacher at The Woodlands School to vice-principal at Port Credit Secondary School​

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