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Board Meetings
Minutes


December 19, 2006

INAUGURAL BOARD MEETING
Education Centre – Chesley
Tuesday, December 5, 2006
10:30 p.m.

MINUTES
(Subject to Board Approval)



Present:
  
Trustees:
Cindy Aitken, John Chapman, Margaret Gaviller, Jan Johnstone, Ross King, Marilyn McComb, Carol
Poucher-Urbshott, Jean Sullivan, Jennifer Yenssen.
  
Board Officials:
Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education; Marnie Coke, Superintendent of Elementary Education; Dean Currie, Superintendent of Business and Treasurer; Richard Gerson, Administrator of Employee Relations; Alana Murray, Superintendent of Secondary Education; Steven Reid, Superintendent of Instruction; Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services.
  
Student Senators:
Student Senators: Chris Walker, Chesley District High School
  
Guests:
Natalka Pucan
 
Recording Secretary:
Heather Catto, Corporate Services Supervisor
  
Regrets:
 
Board Officials:
 
Student Trustee:
Julia Robertson, Kincardine District Secondary School.
 
Student Trustee
at the Board Table:
 
Student Senators:
Emma McLaren, Peninsula Shores District School; Michael Chegahno, Peninsula Shores District School; John Ritchie, Saugeen District Secondary School; Joanne McEwen, West Hill Secondary
School; Shawn McNamara, Georgian Bay Secondary School; Jesse Elders, Grey Highlands Secondary
School; Nathan Lantz, John Diefenbaker Secondary School; Andrew Stewart, Owen Sound Collegiate
and Vocational Institute; Mary Carson, Peninsula Shores District School; Karen King, Saugeen
District Secondary School; Timothy Elphick, Walkerton District Secondary School.
 


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A-1
Call to Order
The Director of Education, Mary Anne Alton called the Inaugural Meeting of the Board to order. In opening Mary
Anne Alton welcomed the two new trustees to the Board and asked all trustees to reflect on the wonderful opportunity they have been given to impact on student lives in Bluewater.
A-2
Reflection/Silent Prayer
All those in attendance were asked to take a moment for reflection and silent prayer.
A-2-a
Oath of Office – Bluewater District School Board Elected and Acclaimed Trustees
Mary Anne Alton administered the Declaration and Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance to: Cindy Aitken, John Chapman, Margaret Gaviller, Jan Johnstone, Ross King, Marilyn McComb, Carol Poucher-Urbshott, Jean Sullivan,
Jennifer Yenssen
A-3
Election
Mary Anne Alton presided for the election of the Chair. She called for a motion to open nominations.
MOTION 06.12.167
Moved By: Jean Sullivan
Seconded By: Jan Johnstone
That nominations for position of Chair be open
Carried
MOTION 06.12.168
Moved By: Marg Gaviller
Seconded By: Jan Johnstone
That Jennifer Yenssen be nominated for the position of Chair.
Carried
Jennifer agreed to let her name stand.
Mary Anne Alton called for further nominations and no further nominations were received in the time allotted.
MOTION 06.12.169
Moved By: Cindy Aitken
Seconded By: Jan Johnstone
That nominations for the position of Chair be Closed
Carried
Jennifer Yenssen was unanimously declared Chair and took the Chair’s position at the table. Jennifer thanked her
nominator and seconder as well as the Trustees for placing their confidence in her ability to lead the Board for the next year. Jennifer went on to state the political climate was right to move in the direction to see all Bluewater students achieve graduation.
MOTION 06.12.170
Moved By: Jan Johnstone
Seconded By: Marilyn McComb
That nominations for the position of Vice-Chair be open
Carried
MOTION 06.12.171
Moved By: Jan Johnstone
Seconded By: Marilyn McComb
That John Chapman be nominated for the position of Vice-Chair.
Carried
John agreed to let his name stand.
The Chair called for further nominations and no other nominations were received in the time allotted.
MOTION 06.12.172
Moved By: Jean Sullivan
Seconded By: Marg Gaviller
That nominations for the position of Vice-Chair be closed.
Carried
John Chapman was unanimously named Vice-Chair. John thanked the mover and seconder for his nomination.
He further stated that he was looking forward to working with Jennifer and the System Administrative Team in a
professional capacity and to keep the focus on the education of students in Bluewater.
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Appointment of Trustees to the Statutory Committee
MOTION 06.12.173
Moved By: Ross King
Seconded By: Jan Johnstone
That the Board appoint two trustees to each of the three statutory committees of the Board:
Carried
The Chair called for two volunteers for each committee. The following trustees volunteer to sit on the statutory
committees:
Special Education Advisory Committee: Marilyn McComb; Jean Sullivan
Supervised Alternative Learning for Excused Pupils Committee: Jean Sullivan; Carol Poucher-Urbshott
Occupational Health and Safety Committee: Cindy Aitken; Marg Gaviller.
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COMMUNICATIONS
C-1
Correspondence
C-1-a
Memorandum from Margot Trevelyan, Director Labour Relations and Governance Branch – re Trustee Qualifications
Mary Anne Alton referenced the memorandum as an information item for the trustees
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ADJOURNMENT
MOTION0 6.12.174
Moved by: Cindy Aitken
Seconded by: John Chapman
That Bluewater District School Board adjourn at 11:06 a.m.
lendar of Events
ADJOURNMENT
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Director of Education Chair






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