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Report


June 17, 2008

POLICY COMMITTEE
Committee of the Whole Board
Tuesday, May 20, 2008



Trustees:
Jan Johnstone (Committee Chair); Cindy Aitken; John Chapman; Rick Galbraith; Marg Gaviller; Ross King; Marilyn McComb; Tim Reaburn; Jennifer Yenssen;
   
Staff:
Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education; Brenda Booth, Superintendent of Business; Marnie Coke, Superintendent of Elementary Education; Richard Gerson, Administrator of Employee Relations; Steven Reid, Superintendent of Instruction; Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services; Heather Catto, Corporate Services Supervisor
Guest:
Regrets:
Natalka Pucan; Alana Murray, Superintendent of Secondary; Sienna Forster, Student Senator;


The Policy Committee received and discussed the following reports and policies.


•     Sympathy Tributes
•     Assessment and Evaluation
•     Animal Care
•     Community Education and community Use of Schools
     
The committee reviewed Policy BP 1403-D “Sympathy Tributes on Behalf of the Board” that has been revised to meet with suggestions to clarify the use of the policy and to incorporate memorial guidelines into the policy.  The policy was recommended to the Board to be approved as amended.  

Policy BP 6951-D “Assessment and Evaluation” was reviewed and the committee requested several minor wording changes and agreed to forward it to the Board for approval as amended.  

The “Animal Care” policy BP 2880-D was returned to the committee with revisions that reflected the requirements of Animal Husbandry courses and service dogs in schools.  This policy was further amended and was recommended to the Board for approval.  

Policy BP 5902-D “Community Education and Community Use of Schools” was presented for annual review and it was recommended that the Board endorse this policy as previously approved.

Recommendations


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THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 1403-D “Sympathy Tributes and Memorial Recognitions” as amended.
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THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 6951-D “Assessment and Evaluation” as amended.
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THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 2880-D “Animal Care” as amended.
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THAT Bluewater District School Board endorse Policy BP 5902-D “Community Education” as previously approved.
        



Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
June 17, 2008
For more information please contact
Jan Johnstone, Committee Chair, or Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education


                                                        


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