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Board Meetings
Report


November 18, 2008


BUSINESS COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Trustees:
Cindy Aitken; John Chapman; Marg Gaviller; Jan Johnstone; Ross King; Marilyn McComb; Gail Nadjiwon; Tim Reaburn; Jennifer Yenssen
  
   
Absent:
Rick Galbraith; Theresa Root; Jasmine Bell (Student Senator, OSCVI); 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);  Lori Wilder (Superintendent of Student Services); Larry Kirby (Manager of Transportation); Brenda Campbell (Transportation Consortium); Sandi Wilton (Recorder)

1.
Transportation Software Demonstration
Members received a presentation on the new Bus Planners Software being used in the transportation consortium.  The new software will enable parents to access school attendance boundaries and bus times through individual school board websites or a web address.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.
   
2.
Ministry Memo B13 re Constraint on Board Spending
Members received a report which outlined the memo received from the Ministry advising that school renewal funding has been reduced to 80% of the projected funding.  The impact of the decrease was outlined.  Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.
  
3.
Collective Bargaining Media Releases
Members received copies of media releases which summarized the agreements reached with the OSSTF Office Professionals and Technicians group and the OSSTF Educational Assistants group.   Members were given the opportunity to ask questions.
  



Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
18 November 2008        
For more information please contact
Marg Gaviller, Committee Chair or
Brenda Booth, Superintendent of Business








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