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Board Meetings
Report


December 16, 2008


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


Trustees:
Jan Johnstone (Committee Chair); Cindy Aitken; John Chapman; Rick Galbraith; Marg Gaviller; Ross King; Marilyn McComb; Tim Reaburn; Theresa Root; Jennifer Yenssen;
Student Trustee/Senator:

Peter McCombie; Cam Revington
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; Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services; Heather Catto, Corporate Services Supervisor
        
Regrets:
Gail Nadjiwon; Richard Gerson, Administrator of Employee Relations; Alana Murray, Superintendent of Secondary; Jean Stephenson, Student Success;
        

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

•     Use of Personal Electronic Devices•     Research Requests
•     Teacher Exchanges
•     Media Relations•     Textbooks (Approval)
The committee reviewed additional wording to Policy BP 2105-D “Environmental Sustainability” under business arising and agreed to changes and that the policy would be referred to the system for review. A new policy BP 2314-D “Use of Personal Electronic Devices” was brought forward to the committee from system review and the committee approved recommending it to the Board for approval.  The committee reviewed a new draft policy BP 2401-D “Research Requests”, and recommended further additions and agreed to forward this policy to several SAT Councils for review.  The committee also reviewed through the cyclical review process the following policies, recommending that they be endorsed as previously approved by the Board , Policy BP 7910-D “Teacher Exchanges”, BP 1603-D “Media Relations” and BP 5450-D “Textbooks (Approval)”.

The committee deferred review of the following policies BP 6822-D “School Dress Code”; BP 1415-D “Tobacco Free Environment”; BP 6302-D “Aboriginal Self Identification” and BP 5602-D “Field Trips” to the next meeting of the committee.

It was agreed that the “Code of Conduct” would be discussed at the Trustee Planning meeting.

Recommendations
·      THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 2314-D “Use of Electronic Devices”
·      THAT Bluewater District School Board endorse Policy BP 7910-D “Teacher Exchanges” as previously approved.
·      THAT Bluewater District School Board endorse Policy BP 1603-D “Media Relations” as previously approved.
·      THAT Bluewater District School Board endorse Policy BP 5450-D “Textbooks (Approval) as previously approved.




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

        


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