July 28, 2020

Briefing - July 28, 2020 - Supplementary Meeting of the Board

PDSB Supervisor approves student-focused, balanced budget for 2020-21

Peel District School Board (PDSB) Supervisor Bruce Rodrigues approved a balanced, operating budget of $1.96 billion for the 2020-21 school year, subject to Ministry of Education approval. The following budgets were also approved:

  • Total Capital Budget for 2020-21 of $67,333,068
  • The transfer of $1,581,835 from Board Approved Appropriated Reserves in order to balance the 2020-21 operating budget
  • $5,476,030 from the uncommitted Working Fund Reserve be used to support long term occasional teaching assistants, one-time Ministry directive expenditures, student transportation and other board priorities that are one-time in nature.

As part of budget development, priority was placed on maintaining frontline staff and supporting the Peel board's most vulnerable students.

View the complete news release and PDSB Supervisor Rodrigues' budget notes.

PDSB Supervisor Rodrigues receives reports related to Ministry of Education directives

Each of the following reports, related to the Ministry of Education's directives, was received by PDSB Supervisor Bruce Rodrigues:

  • Directive 5 - Progress report from pro-tem parliamentarian/governance expert - July 1, 2020
  • Directive 5 - Progress report from pro-tem parliamentarian/governance expert - August 1, 2020
  • Directive 10 - Superintendent of Equity (oral report)

The Directive 5 reports presented to PDSB Supervisor Rodrigues at the Supplementary Meeting of the Board on July 28, 2020, can be found on the board's website. The Directive 10 Superintendent of Equity operational report was shared as an oral report, and can be accessed on the board's website.

School-year calendars approved for the 2020-21 school year

The Ministry of Education approved the board's regular and modified school year calendars for 2020-21. View the school year calendars.

PDSB Supervisor approves tentative local agreements with OSSTF and PSSP

PDSB Supervisor Bruce Rodrigues approved tentative local agreements with OSSTF-District 19 – Secondary Teachers and OSSTF-District 19 – Professional Student Services Personnel (PSSP).

Appointments and assignments

The following appointments and assignments were approved by PDSB Supervisor Bruce Rodrigues on July 7, 2020.

Elementary principal appointments and assignments

The following elementary principal appointment will be effective September 1, 2020:

  • Philip Hepworth from vice-principal at Darcel Avenue Senior Public School to principal at Caledon East Public School

The following elementary principal assignments will be effective September 1, 2020:

  • Greg Harris from principal at Larkspur Public School to principal at Ross Drive Public School
  • Elizabeth England from principal at Caledon East Public School to principal at ​Larkspur Public School

Elementary vice-principal appointments and assignments

The following elementary vice-principal appointment will be effective September 1, 2020:

  • Tara Trowsse from teacher at Darcel Avenue Senior Public School to vice-principal at Darcel Avenue Senior Public School

Secondary principal appointment and assignments

The following secondary vice-principal assignment will be effective September 1, 2020:

  • Christine Hill from vice-principal at Humberview Secondary School to vice-principal at Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School​

The following secondary vice-principal appointment will be effective September 1, 2020:

  • Lindsay Watson from acting vice-principal at Humberview Secondary School to vice-principal at Humberview Secondary School

Retirements

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

  • Joanne Bell, Teaching Assistant Special Needs, will retire July 28, 2020
  • Bruce Cabot, Classroom Teacher, retired June 30, 2020
  • Mina Capitano, Teaching Assistant Special Needs, will retire August 31, 2020
  • Eric Hancock, Classroom Teacher, retired June 30, 2020
  • Antoinette Leibbrandt, Classroom Teacher, will retire July 31,2020
  • Andrea Lever, Classroom Teacher, will retire July 31, 2020
  • Marsha Lomis, Psychoeducational Consultant, will retire September 11, 2020
  • Anna Martone, Social Worker, will retire August 31, 2020
  • Lisa Miller-Wood, Principal, will retire July 31, 2020
  • Corey Monague, Classroom Teacher, will retire July 31, 2020
  • Jody Murphy, Classroom Teacher, retired June 30, 2020
  • Karen Phipps, Classroom Teacher, will retire September 30, 2020
  • Virginia Rasmusson, Classroom Teacher, will retire August 31, 2020
  • Filomena Ribeiro, Custodian, retired May 31, 2020
  • Mary Smith, Classroom Teacher, will retire August 31, 2020
  • LoriAnne Stetson, Classroom Teacher, retired June 30, 2020​
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