June 20, 2019

Briefing - June 19, 2019

2019 Excellence in Eloquence winners present to trustees

The following winners of the 2019 Excellence in Eloquence competition presented to the board of trustees: 
  • Eshal Ahmed, Hazel McCallion Senior Public School
  • Sofia Sikka-Patel, Allan A. Martin Senior Public School
Board thanks outgoing student trustees 

Chair of the board Stan Cameron thanked the outgoing 2018-19 student trustees for their service. Amanpreet Chonkrian represented students north of Highway 401 and Laura Oris-Naidenova represented students south of Highway 401.

Board congratulates Canadian Federation of University Women Mississauga award winners

Trustees congratulated the following graduating students on being selected as recipients of the Canadian Federation of University Women Mississauga’s University Entrance Award Winners for their high level of academic achievement, involvement in school activities and/or athletics and their extensive community service:
  • Emily Chen, Lorne Park Secondary School
  • Alisha D’souza, Cawthra Park Secondary School
  • Gina Lou, The Woodlands Secondary School 

Delegations

Marcia Gaynor delegated the board regarding transportation 

Pry Gnana delegated the board regarding the increase in school rental fees

Board approves student-focused, balanced budget for 2019-20 

Trustees of the Peel District School Board approved a balanced, operating budget of $1.91 billion for the 2019-20 school year, subject to Ministry of Education approval. Most of the budget is allocated to fixed costs—salaries and benefits, busing, classroom resources and technology, maintenance, utilities and other day-to-day operating costs.

View the complete news release, Chair of the Board Stan Cameron’s budget notes and Director of Education Peter Joshua’s budget notes.

Board approves revised Policy 3 – Appointment of Administrative and Supervisory Personnel 

Trustees approved revised Policy 3 – Appointment of Administrative and Supervisory Personnel, which has been updated to reflect current practice and has been vetted by the Trustee Review Committee. To learn more, see section 10.8 of the Regular Meeting of the Board agenda for June 19, 2019.

​Board approves revision to Trustee Code of Conduct

Trustees approved a revision to the Code of Conduct for members of the Peel District School Board. To learn more, see section 10.10 of the Regular Meeting of the Board agenda for June 19, 2019.

Peel board to recognize Indigenous History Month in November

As part of the board’s commitment to equity and inclusion and to help better reflect student identity, trustees approved a motion to recognize and celebrate Indigenous History Month in the month of November. This recognition will be reflected in the curriculum and include meaningful learning for students. Treaty Recognition Week, Indigenous Veterans Day, Louis Riel Day, and the Peel Community Cultural Indigenous Celebration and Pow Wow are celebrated in November.

We Rise Together Report and recommended action

In November 2016, the Peel District School Board released We Rise Together: The Peel District School Board Action Plan to Support Black Students​, a long-term intervention plan and comprehensive response to the educational experiences of Black students in the Peel board.

The Peel board enlisted the help of York University Professor Dr. Carl E. James to work with board research staff to measure the impact of the work with the strategic action plan schools. After the first year, four focus groups were conducted in May and June 2018 with 44 Black Peel students who attended these schools. Dr. James produced a We Rise Together report to present findings of the focus groups. The report also includes a series of recommendations that support many of the activities undertaken in year two and offer additional considerations for year three implementation. 

To learn more, see section 11.1 of the Regular Meeting of the Board agenda for June 19, 2019.

Trustees receive 2017-18 Graduation Rates report

The five-year Peel board graduation rate is one important factor of the success of secondary students and schools. The overall graduation rate is the ratio of the number of students who earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to the number of students who were in the initial grade 9 cohort. Specifically, the 2017-18 board graduation rate is based on the percentage of students in the 2013-14 grade 9 cohort who successfully completed all the requirements of the OSSD and graduated from any Peel board secondary school within five years. To learn more, see section 11.2 of the Regular Meeting of the Board agenda for June 19, 2019.

The following elementary principal assignments will be effective September 1, 2019:

Jess Grewal from Manager of Human Resources Support Services to principal at Carberry Public School

Yonnette Dey from principal at Mount Royal Public School to principal at Sunny View Middle School

The following elementary principal appointment will be effective September 1, 2019:

Aamer Zuberi from vice-principal at Mount Royal Public School to principal at Mount Royal Public School

The following elementary vice-principal appointments will be effective September 1, 2019:

Alexandra Charette from acting vice-principal at Southfields Village Public School to .5 vice-principal at Caledon Central Public School and .5 vice-principal at Southfields Village Public School

Abhishek Sharma from .5 acting vice-principal at Brisdale Public School and .5 acting vice-principal at Burnt Elm Public School to .5 vice-principal at Brisdale Public School and .5 vice-principal at Burnt Elm Public School

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

Harjoat (Joti) Jando from teacher at Castlebrooke Secondary School to vice-principal at Stephen Lewis Secondary School

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

Michael Aboufaysal, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Lina Ainsworth, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Jose Carlos Azevedo, head custodian, will retire June 30, 2019
Luis Azevedo, custodian, will retire June 30, 2019
Thomas Barr, school attendant, will retire July 31, 2019
Jennifer Beauregard, instructional coach, will retire June 30, 2019
Harvey Bodach, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Barbara Boruc, school attendant, will retire June 30, 2019
Jessie Bride, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
John Chalmers, vice principal, will retire June 30, 2019
Richard Chekan, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Annmarie Chorley, office assistant – student services, will retire July 31, 2019
Andrea Ciliberto, custodian, will retire July 31, 2019
Nicholas Cox, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Suzanne Drake, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Wayne Gemmell, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Dale Goguen, acting assistant supervisor – preventative maintenance, will retire July 31, 2019
Lana Goguen, head custodian, will retire July 31, 2019
Jill Harrison, principal, will retire June 30, 2019
Susanne Hartman, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Deborah Heather, school attendant, will retire August 31, 2019
Karen Heneault, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
John Horton, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Christy Hutchison, resource teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Patricia James, custodian, will retire June 30, 2019
Anna Jez, school attendant, retired May 31, 2019
David Johnston, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Thirumagal Kanaganayakam, adult language instructor, will retire June 28, 2019
Heidy Kardasiewicz, custodian, will retire June 30, 2019
Elaine Kelly, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Allison Kinsell, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Karen Lapprand, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Karen Melvin, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Kenneth Miller, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Barbara Milroy, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Irene Nedilski, teaching assistant, will retire August 31, 2019
Walter Reid, team leader, will retire July 26, 2019
Brenda Rhines, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Glen Richards, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Janice Robertson, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Zena Samuels, assistant to superintendent of education, will retire August 31, 2019
Karen Southcott, designated early childhood educator, will retire June 30, 2019​
Dorinda Stainton, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019
Randall Stewart, principal, will retire June 30, 2019
Stuart Stoddart, lay assistant, will retire Sept. 27, 2019
Giuseppe Tagliaferri, custodian, will retire June 28, 2019
Mary Van Horne, teaching assistant – intensive support behavioural, will retire June 30, 2019
Pat Weldwood, teaching assistant, will retire June 30, 2019
Robert Wilson, teacher, will retire June 30, 2019

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