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Board Meetings
Report


March 24, 2009


POLICY  COMMITTEE
COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE BOARD
Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Trustees:
Tim Reaburn, (Committee Chair); John Chapman; Rick Galbraith; Marg Gaviller; Jan Johnstone; Ross King; Marilyn McComb; Theresa Root; Jennifer Yenssen;
Student Trustee/
Senator:
Peter McCombie;
Staff:  
Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education; Brenda Booth, Superintendent of Business; Alana Murray, Superintendent of Secondary; Jean Stephenson, Superintendent of Student Success; Lori Wilder, Superintendent of Student Services; Heather Catto, Corporate Services Supervisor
        
Regrets:
Cindy Aitken; Gail Nadjiwon; Marnie Coke, Superintendent of Elementary Education; Richard Gerson, Administrator of Employee Relations
        

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

•     Research Requests
•     Role Description – Board
•     Role Description - Director
•     Privacy Policy
•     Emergency Use of Schools During a Disaster
•     Student Accident Insurance

The committee reviewed a new policy BP 2402-D “Research Requests” that has been used on a trial basis and the committee requested that it be referred to the School Community Councils for consultation.  Policy BP 1102-D “Role Description – Board” and Policy BP 1103-D “Role Description – Director” were new policies presented to the committee and the committee recommended both policies to the board for approval. The committee reviewed through the cyclical review process Policy BP 1409-D “Privacy Policy” recommending that it be reviewed by the SAT Business Council and the SAT Community Relations Council.  The committee recommended that the Board endorse Policy BP 2806-D “Emergency Use of Schools During a Disaster” and Policy BP 4705-D “Student Accident Insurance” as previously approved.

The committee deferred definitely Policy BP 6302-D “Aboriginal Self Identification” to the next meeting of the Policy Committee, pending the attendance of our First Nations Trustees.


Recommendations


THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 1102-D “Role Description – Board”.
THAT Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 1103-D “Role Description – Director”.
THAT Bluewater District School Board endorse Policy BP 2806-D “Emergency Use of Schools During a Disaster” as previously approved by the Board.
THAT Bluewater District School Board endorse Policy BP4705-D “Student Accident Insurance” as previously approved by the Board.




Submitted to:
Bluewater District School Board
March 24, 2009          
For further information please contact
Tim Reaburn, Committee Chair, or
Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education

        


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