BRIEFING - HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 10, 2019
United Way chair Alvin Au, principal at Heart Lake Secondary School, presented the 2019-20 campaign plan to the board. The employee giving campaign, We Inspire Possibility, will run from October 23 to November 29. The United Way Giving Day will be on Nov. 14, 2019. The board acknowledged the hard work and effort by the Peel board's volunteer United Way Committee. This year, the board's impact goal is to move people from poverty to possibility.
Brian Hobbs, executive officer of the Peel Learning Foundation presented an update regarding the Peel Learning Foundation.
Board recognizes October as Islamic Heritage Month
Throughout the month of October, schools across Peel will participate in a number of activities that recognize and celebrate the rich heritage, history, culture and contributions of Muslim Canadians, as well as, Muslim communities from around the world.
Board asks staff, students and parents to say "thank you" to bus drivers
The board recognized Oct. 23, 2019, as Bus Driver Appreciation Day in Peel schools, a day for staff, parents and students to participate in a variety of activities to express their appreciation for school bus drivers.
Board appoints member to the Special Education Advisory Committee
Trustees appointed Carol Oitment as a conditional Additonal Member of the Peel District School Board's Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) until a new member is appointed to SEAC.
Board authorizes trustee's absence
The board authorized Trustee Stan Cameron to be absent from three consecutive Regular Meetings of the Board. Trustee Stan Cameron was unable to attend the September 24 and October 10 Regular Meetings of the Board and, if necessary, will be absent from the October 22 meeting.
Superintendent of education promotion process
The board approved the following individuals to be considered for promotion to superintendents of education, as vacancies occur:
Lois Agard, principal, York Region District School Board
Leslie Grant, school effectiveness lead, curriculum and instruction support services
Ozma Masood, principal, Aylesbury Public School
Claudine Scuccato, principal, Hamilton Wentworth District School Board
Trustees recognized the contributions and years of service of the following staff who have/are retiring:
Charles Allen, custodian, will retire September 30, 2019
Liz Brown, office manager, will retire November 15, 2019
Janet Chilibeck, classroom teacher, will retire October 31, 2019
Julia Curran, office assistance – attendance, will retire January 31, 2020
Marlene Gaulton, classroom teacher, will retire November 30, 2019
Carol Holmstrom, teaching assistant, will retire October 23, 2019
Alan Nesbitt, classroom teacher, will retire September 30, 2019
Filomena Rodrigues, custodian, will retire December 31, 2019