Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC)
Shelley Foster was elected Chair and Sue Lawton was elected Vice-Chair of the Peel District School Board's Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) for 2018-19.
Board shares First Quarterly Financial Reports
The Board shared its First Quarterly Financial Reports as at Nov. 30, 2018. The statements report the Peel board's actual expenditures to Nov. 30, 2018, versus the original 2018-19 budget submissions to the Ministry of Education. Included in the reports are the Other School Board Grants report as at Nov. 30, 2018, which details the Ministry Grant allocations outside of the Grants for Student Needs (GSNs), as well as funding for federal and other third-party programs.
Administration provides response to Trustee Kathy McDonald's question regarding violent incidents and suicide rates
At the Regular Meeting of the Board on Jan. 8, 2019, Trustee Kathy McDonald asked the following two questions: "Can a report be provided on the number of violent incidents in high schools and if they are linked with suspension and expulsion?" and "Can a report be provided on the number of suicides in the PDSB in the past ten years?" Data was provided on suspension/expulsions at the Board for incidents of violence, and staff reported that the Board does not track the number of suicides as there can be issues regarding confidentiality.
Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who have/are retiring:
Kim Bartlett, Office Assistant, will retire March 31, 2019
Mary Cosentino, Office Assistant, retired December 31, 2018
Mary MacKeracher, ESL Instructor, will retire January 31, 2019
Rosemarie Manderson, Classroom Teacher, will retire January 31, 2019
James McCabe, Classroom Teacher, will retire March 31, 2019
Barbara McNinch, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Joao Melo, Head Custodian, will retire January 31, 2019
Marianne Tennant, Vice-Principal, will retire June 30, 2019
Elizabeth Ugolini, Instructional Coordinator – Early Years, will retire February 28, 2019
The following elementary vice-principal appointment will be effective January 23, 2019:
Kurt Uriarte from acting vice-principal at Whiteoaks Public School to vice-principal at Whiteoaks Public School
The following elementary vice-principal appointment will be effective February 4, 2019:
Heather Parizeau from teacher at Whaley's Corners Public School to vice-principal at Britannia Public School