May 29, 2020

Briefing – May 28, 2020 – Extraordinary Meeting of the Board

​Due to the government's state of emergency declaration and to help contain the spread of novel coronavirus, for everyone's safety, this meeting was not open to the public. The live-stream video recording is available on the Peel board website

Board takes action on Minister of Education's directions

On Nov. 27, 2019, the Minister of Education Stephen Lecce announced a review of the Peel District School Board. On March 13, 2020, Minister of Education Stephen Lecce submitted a letter to the Board of Trustees with 27 directions to the Peel District School Board, and corresponding timelines and deliverables.

See the letter from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce and full list of ministry directives.

Each of the following operational reports was received by the Board of Trustees at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board on May 28, 2020:
  • Directive 5 - Progress report from pro-tem parliamentarian/governance expert
  • Directive 9 - Progress report- Annual Equity Accountability Report Card
  • Directive 12 - Report on steps taken to ensure Human Rights Commissioner's Office independence
  • Directive 16 - Community consultation plan for Anti-Racism Policy - resubmission based on feedback in a letter from Assistant Deputy Minister Patrick Case
  • Directive 19 - Pilot plan on secondary school de-streaming project - resubmission based on feedback in a letter from Assistant Deputy Minister Patrick Case
  • Directive 20 - Secondary program and course selection communications plan for the Peel board community
  • Directive 24 - Confirmation that an external expert has been retained to undertake a comprehensive Employment Systems Review (ESR)
All of the operational reports presented to the Board of Trustees at the Extraordinary Meeting on May 28, 2020, can be found on the board's website.

The reports will be updated based on feedback provided by Trustees at the Extraordinary Meeting of the Board, and final reports will be shared on www.peelschools.org/ministrydirectives once they've been sent to the Ministry of Education on June 1, 2020.

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