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Board Meetings
Minutes


October 21, 2008

OPEN BOARD MEETING
Education Centre – Chesley
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
1:30 p.m.

MINUTES
(Subject to Board Approval)



Present:
  
Trustees:
Cindy Aitken, John Chapman, Rick Galbraith, Margaret Gaviller, Ross King (Chair), Marilyn McComb, Tim Reaburn,  Jennifer Yenssen
   
Board Officials:
Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education; Marnie Coke, Superintendent of Elementary Education; Brenda Booth, Superintendent of Business and Treasurer; Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services
  
Student Senators
ABA Representative:
Guest(s):
  
Student Trustees:
  
Recording Secretary:
Heather Catto, Corporate Services Supervisor
   
Regrets:
Trustees:
Jan Johnstone; Gail Nadjiwon; Theresa Root;
Board Officials:
Richard Gerson, Administrator of Employee Relations; Alana Murray, Superintendent of Secondary Education; Jean Stephenson, Superintendent of Student Success
Student Trustee:
Riel Warrilow, WHSS; Peter McCombie, CDH; Alexandria Nickels, GBSS
Student Senators:   
Mehgan Myles, BPDS; Cam Revington, JDSS; Erin Hardman, KDSS; Jasmine Bell, OSCVI; JaedenLong, PSDS; Shannon Code, SDSS; Autumn Hachey, WDSS; Anna James, GHSS;



A-1
Call to Order
Ross King called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. welcoming everyone to today’s meeting.
A-2-a
Reflection/Silent Prayer
Ross King asked everyone present to take a moment for silent prayer and reflection.
A-3
Excellence in Education
A-4

Approval of Agenda
Motion 08.09.72:  Moved by Cindy Aitken, Seconded by John Chapman
That the agenda for the meeting of September 30, 2008 be approved as printed.
Carried
A-5
A-6
Disclosure of Pecuniary Interest
None
A-7-a
Delegations Where Prior Notice Has Not Been Given
None
A-7-b
Delegations With Prior Notice
None
B
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION
B-1
B-2
Committee Reports
None
B-3
Educational Issues
None
B-4
Staff Reports
B-4-a
Walkerton ARC Recommendations
Lori Wilder presented the Walkerton ARC recommendations and in so doing acknowledged this Committee for its commitment and diligence in ensuring that the process was open to the public and that all views and data collected were reviewed.  Senior Administration has reviewed the recommendations of the ARC report presented at the June 17, 2008 Board Meeting and agree with the recommendations.  The 60 day waiting period has elapsed since the recommendations were presented to the Board on June 17, 2008 and the Board is now eligible to make its final determination on the recommendations received.
Motion 08.09.73:  Moved by Jennifer Yenssen, Seconded by John Chapman

1.      

That Bluewater District School Board will upon Ministry of Education funding approval construct a new JK-12 building on the Walkerton District Secondary School Site.
2.
That Bluewater District School Board will upon completion of the new JK-12 school close Brant Central and Walkerton Public School, combining the students from both elementary schools and the secondary school to form one new JK-12 school.
3.
That the Brant Community School Property will be retained subject to final replacement school design and joint use agreements with the municipality.
4.
That Bluewater District School Board directs that the Ontario Student Office Record Cards for previous students of Brant Central, Walkerton Public School and Walkerton District be forwarded to the newly built school.   Other remaining student records will also be forwarded to the newly built school.
Carried

B-5
Notice of Motion
None were received
C
COMMUNICATIONS
C-1
Correspondence
C-2
Communications – Staff/Trustees/Student Trustees
C-2-a
Trustee Orientation Agenda
Mary Anne Alton reviewed the draft agenda for the Trustee Orientation scheduled for the afternoon of October 7, 2008.  
C-3
Establishment of Committees
C-4
Conferences/Conventions/Out-of-County Meetings
C-4-a
Bluewater DSB Calendar of Events, was reviewed and an error was noted, the date for the Parent Involvement Committee should be October 7, 2008 and not October 9th.

D
ADJOURNMENT
Motion 08.09.74:  Moved by Marilyn McComb, Seconded by Rick Galbraith
That Bluewater District School Board adjourn at 1.55 p.m.
Carried


Signatures



Director of Education
Chair

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