March 11, 2020

Briefing - March 10, 2020

​Delegations

Graeme Melvin delegated the board regarding rental of school facilities and partnering with community groups.​​

Dr. Tope Adefarakan delegated the board regarding Black History Month and policing Black students.

Trustees to write letter to Minister of Education

The Board of Trustees agreed to send a letter to urge the Minister of Education to continue to fund at least the 2018-19 levels of the vital services provided by the board's Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP), along with Educational Resource Facilitators, Early Childhood Educators and others to ensure the success of all students. This notification will be shared widely with education partners.

All board meetings to be video recorded and livestreamed

Trustees approved that all Regular Meetings of the Board moving forward will be live streamed and video recorded. These videos will be made available on the Peel board's website.

Board to conduct review of English as a Second Language Program

Trustees approved a review of the board's English as a Secondary Language (ESL) program, specifically the concerns raised by families as well as relevant data about the achievement of English Language Learners in the Peel board.

Board approves the cancellation of the next Regular Meeting of the Board

Trustees approved to cancel the Regular Meeting of the Board on March 24, 2020, to give the Board of Trustees time to review the upcoming Ministry of Education review directives. ­

Vice-principal assignments

The following elementary vice-principal assignment will be effective March 23, 2020:

  • Francine Tulloch from .5 vice-principal at Walnut Grove Public School and .5 vice-principal at Sir Isaac Brock Public School to vice-principal at Red Willow Public School

The following elementary vice-principal appointment will be effective March 23, 2020:

  • Samantha Stephen from acting vice-principal at McClure Public School to .5 vice-principal at Walnut Grove Public School and .5 vice-principal at Sir Isaac Brock Public School

The following secondary vice-principal assignments will be effective March 23, 2020:

  • Mohammed Dendar from vice-principal at Louise Arbour Secondary School to vice-principal at Erindale Secondary School

  • Jolleen Mathews from vice-principal at Erindale Secondary School to vice-principal at Louise Arbour Secondary School

Retirements

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

  • Manuela Di Bella, Office Manager, will retire April 30, 2020

  • Glenn Evans, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Marianne Goulden, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Deborah Hammond, Classroom Teacher, will retire May 31, 2020

  • Pat Hare, Office Assistant, will retire May 31, 2020

  • Fanitsa Housdon, Principal, will retire June 30,2020

  • Shirley Hylton, Classroom Teacher, will retire August 31, 2020

  • Mandy Irvine, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Viswanee Kathapurmal, Classroom Teacher, will retire March 31, 2020

  • Alexander Koumpan, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Debra Kunkel, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Cynthia Long, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Megan Mccubbin, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Tracey Paiva, Vice Principal, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Mladenka Peric, Custodian, will retire March 31, 2020

  • Linda Policelli, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Angela Reichenbach, Classroom Teacher, will retire March 30, 2020

  • Brian Snair, Principal, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Karen Sousa, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30,2020

  • Jacqueline Springer, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Zorica Utjesinovic, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Ingrid Vosseler-Mctiernan, Classroom Teacher, will retire March 31, 2020

  • Karen Wanless, Classroom Teacher, will retire June 30, 2020

  • Margaret Wise-Hellmuth, Principal, will retire June 30, 2020​

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