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Report


October 21, 2008


BUSINESS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Trustees:
Cindy Aitken; John Chapman; Rick Galbraith; Jan Johnstone; Ross King; Marilyn McComb; Gail Nadjiwon; Tim Reaburn; Theresa Root; Jennifer Yenssen; Jasmine Bell (Student Senator, OSCVI)
  
   
Absent:
Marg Gaviller; Anna James (Student Senator, GHSS)
  
   
Staff:  
Mary Anne Alton (Director of Education and Secretary); Brenda Booth (Superintendent of Business and Treasurer); Marnie Coke (Superintendent of Elementary Education); Jean Stephenson (Superintendent of Student Success); Lori Wilder (Superintendent of Student Services); Al Gibb (Manager of Plant Services Administration); Dean Currie (Consultant); Ginnie Smith (Recorder)

1.
Macphail Memorial Elementary School Fence
Wendy Stewart, Secretary of Macphail SCC, and Tim Voelker, Macphail Principal, appeared as a delegation to thank the Board for the construction of the fence at the school.  Members were advised that the fence has brought a sense of security and safety to the school environment.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.
   
2.
2008-09 Accommodation Review
Members received a report prepared by Dean Currie, Consultant, on qualifying schools under the accommodation review process.  This report, which reviews all schools under the qualifying conditions in the student accommodation policy, is required annually to the Board by no later than the October Board Meeting.  No schools qualify for 2008-09 under the criteria; however, John Diefenbaker is close to qualification and a replacement school would result in operational savings.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.
Moved by J. Chapman:
1.      That the Business Committee recommend to the Board that no accommodation reviews be initiated in 2008-09.
2.      That the Business Committee recommend to the Board that a business case be prepared for the replacement of John Diefenbaker Secondary School in the school community and this business case be submitted with the 2008 Capital Plan.  Carried.
  
3.
2008 Capital Priorities
Members received a report which outlined the change in process for capital planning which must now prioritize the Board’s capital needs.  The Board’s prioritization list was provided.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.
  
4.
Capital Project Work Spring and Summer 2008
Members received an information report on projects undertaken in Spring/Summer 2008 under the Good Places to Learn and Facility Renewal Funding.  A total of approximately $7.5M was spent on these projects. Members were given the opportunity to ask questions and thanked the Plant Department and custodial staff for the work done to have schools ready for September.
  
5.
Letter from Kathleen Wynne
Members received a copy of the letter from Kathleen Wynne which was sent in response to the Board’s letter to Bill Murdoch requesting support for funding for the Owen Sound ARC recommendations.  K. Wynne’s letter advised that the Ministry will work with the Board to address capital needs.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.
    
Recommendations:
1.      That Bluewater District School Board approve that no accommodation reviews be initiated in 2008-09.
2.      That Bluewater District School Board approve that a business case be prepared for the replacement of John Diefenbaker Secondary School in the school community and this business case be submitted with the 2008 Capital Plan.
    



Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
October 21, 2008
For more information please contact
Jennifer Yenssen, Acting Committee Chair or Brenda Booth, Superintendent of Business








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