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Board Meetings

September 18, 2007

TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2007


The Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee met on June 22 at the Chesley Administration Centre.

Trudy Baran, Chair
Bill Rich
Dennis Forbes (R)
Cathie Mustard
Karen Nunn, Vice-Chair
Annemarie Payette (R)
Sandy Ribey
Helen Wemp
Corinne Wolsey
Marilyn McComb (R)
Jean Sullivan (R)
Shawn McNamara (R)
Natalka Pucan (R)
Lori Wilder
Janice Greenwood (R)
Carolynn Dyer
Darlene Thomson
Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus Assoc.
Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services
Easter Seal Society, Ontario
Grey-Bruce Community Care Access Centre
The Environmental Hypersensitivity Association of Ontario
Ontario Brain Injury Assoc.
Grey-Bruce Chapter for Autism Society
Bluewater Council of Home & School Assoc.
Student Senator (GBSS)
First Nation Trustee
Superintendent of Student Services
Principal of Student Services
Vice-Principal of Student Services
Executive Assistant (Recorder)

Dennis Boyle (R)

Sheila Dowler (R)

Annemarie Payette (R)
Ruth Dakin (R)
Pat Gruter-Larson (R)

The following items were presented:

Student Services has undergone 3 audits this spring.    
Feedback from the auditors for the CODE: Education for All project mentioned that it was an exceptional program.  The final report with student data indicates significant gains.
Specialized Equipment paper audit was successful.
Section 23 audit occurs 3 times a year involving different classes each audit.  The auditors were very impressed with the program and enthusiasm of the teachers.
September 6th is the Learning Resource Teacher Symposium.  Principals will attend. SEAC representation is welcome.
On June 19th there was an Applied Behaviour Analysis (Autism) presentation by the Ministry of Education.  The Bluewater team included representation from SEAC, Regional Support Associates and board personnel.  The presentation differentiated between Applied Behaviour Analysis and Intensive Behaviour Intervention.  More information and resources to follow.  There will be training available on August 16th for principals.
On June 14th there was a celebration to honor Senator Kirby for his recognition of the WRAP program.  Senator Kirby has now been appointed as chair of the Mental Health Commission.
New website for Bluewater is being developed.  There will be a Student Services section which will also link to SEAC information.
Kathleen Murphy, Donna Torrie and Melissa McEwen gave a power point presentation on the Tools for Learning Conference that occurred September 2006.  Handout of the power point slides were provided at the meeting.

THAT Bluewater District School Board receive the Special Education Advisory Committee Report of June 22, 2007 for information.

Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
September 18, 2007
For more information please contact
Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services
Marilyn McComb, Trustee
Jean Sullivan, Trustee


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