June 16, 2015

Briefing - June 15, 2015


Special presentations

Peel Lunch and After School Programs (PLASP) presents to the board

PLASP Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Hiebert, presented a year in review to trustees. The organization is the board's largest childcare partner.

Eighty-five Peel board schools earn Ontario EcoSchools Certification

EcoSchools Program Leader, Tracy Appelton, made a presentation to the board about Peel's EcoSchools program. This year, eighty-five Peel board schools qualified for platinum, gold, silver or bronze EcoSchools certifications during the 2014-15 school year.

Peel school one of ten across Ontario to receive Premier's Award for Accepting Schools

Conestoga Public School was one of ten schools to receive the 2014-15 Premier's Award for Accepting Schools. Selected schools were recognized for demonstrating initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe and inclusive school climate.

Six Peel board schools recognized for participating in a contest raise awareness of cyber bulling

Six Peel secondary schools were recognized for their participation in the contest,

What if Everyone Did Something to Stop Cyber Bullying?  The contest – a partnership between the Peel District School Board, the Dufferin-Peel District School Board and Peel Regional Police – invited students to submit their creation of an original poster or video reflecting a positive message on the issue of cyber bullying prevention.

The following Peel secondary schools placed in the top 3 in each category:


  1. John Fraser Secondary School
  2. Gordon Graydon Secondary School
  3. John Fraser Secondary School


  1. Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School
  2. Cawthra Park Secondary School
  3. Parkholme School

The winning video created by Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School will be played in Cineplex Odeon theatres as a movie trailer and John Fraser Secondary School's first place poster will be featured in Mississauga transit advertisements.

Trustees approve motion to write a letter to Minister of Education regarding training on updated Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum 

The board of trustees will write a letter to the Minister of Education to express concerns about the implementation of the Healthy Sexuality component of the updated HPE curriculum because of the possibility that teachers will not be able to receive training due to potential job action in the fall. 

Under the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) current work-to-rule action, elementary teachers are not participating in professional development activities related to Ministry of Education initiatives, which includes training for the updated HPE curriculum.

Trustees approve amendment to Peel board By-law G-13 – Petitions

The board approved the motion to amend By-Law G-13— Petitions. The By-Law was revised to provide clarification with regards to the process and manner of petitions accepted by the board. Notice of the proposed amendment to By-law G was given at the Regular Meeting of the Board on June 9, 2015. For more information, visit http://www.peelschools.org/trustees/boardpolicies/Pages/default.aspx.

Trustees accept receipt of Third Quarterly Financial Reports

The board accepted receipt of the Third Quarterly Financial Reports as of May 31, 2015.

Trustees accept receipt of the Count Me In Peel! 2015 Workforce Census update report

Manager of Workplace Equity, Jewel Amoah, and Communications Officer, Anne-Marie Brown, updated the board on the Count Me In Peel! 2015 Workforce Census planned for November 2015. For more information about the census, email [email protected]

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

​Wendy Brick, teacher, will retire Sept. 30

Gonzalo De Leon, custodian, will retire Aug. 31

Victoria Mccuaig, teacher, will retire June 30

Fatima Medeiros, custodian, will retire June 30

John Musselman, teacher, will retire June 30

Angelo Reame, head custodian, will retire Sept. 16

Caroline Smith, teacher, will retire June 30

Joe Sousa, custodian, will retire July 31


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