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Report


September 16, 2008

POLICY COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD
Tuesday, September 2, 2008



Trustees:
Jan Johnstone (Committee Chair); Cindy Aitken; John Chapman; Rick Galbraith; Marg Gaviller; Ross King; 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; Alana Murray, Superintendent of Secondary; Jean Stephenson, Student Success; Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services; Heather Catto, Corporate Services Supervisor
Guest:
Regrets:
Marilyn McComb; Natalka Pucan


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

•     Private Music Instruction
•     Media Resources – Selection and Use
•     Health and Safety
•     Transportation
•     Staff Appointments, Transfers and Supervision

Policies BP 5690-D “Private Music Instruction” and BP 5451-D “Media Resources” were returned from the review process and the committee endorsed the recommendation to the Board that these policies be approved as previously approved.  The committee also reviewed the Health and Safety policy BP 3801-D, a policy that is reviewed annually by the Joint Health and Safety Committee.  This committee provided suggested revisions to the System Administrative Team who incorporated further revisions.  To ensure that the policy complied with legislative requirements the System Administrative Team had the revised policy reviewed by the Board’s legal advisor.  The policy committee reviewed all the suggested changes and approved recommending to the Board that the policy be approved as amended.

The committee reviewed the section of the Transportation policy pertaining to walking distance for urban secondary students.  It was recommended to the Board that the walking distance be reduced from 4.8 km to 3.2 km.

It was also agreed that the committee endorsed the approval of Policy 7370-D “Staff Appointments, Transfers and Supervision as previously approved.
 
Recommendations

•     THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 5690-D “Private Music Instruction to Day School Students” as previously approved.
•     THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 5451-D “Media Resources – Selection and Use” as previously approved.
•     THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 3801-D “Health and Safety” as amended.
•     THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 6501-D “Transportation” as amended.
•     THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 7370-D “Staff Appointments, Transfer and Supervision” as previously approved.






Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
September 16, 2008
For more information please contact
Jan Johnstone, Committee Chair, or
Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education

                                                        


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