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Board Meetings
Board Meeting Highlights


February 3, 1998


EXCELLENCE IN SCHOOLS
Carter Scholars
Present at the Board meeting was Martha Smith, first place Carter Scholarship winner in Grey County for 1997 with a 96.2% OAC average. Carter Scholars for 1997 include Stacy Saunders and Jason Tan, Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute; Nicole Look Hong, West Hill Secondary School; Heather Bast and Ryan Matches, Wiarton District High School.

Personnel Report
Personnel Report #3 was approved by the Board. The report included information on additional staff, resignations, retirements and other staff changes.

Secondary School Reform
Doug Cumming and Warren Hoshizaki led an awareness session on the highlights of Secondary School Reform.

Development of Board Policy
The Board approved the policy entitled, The Development of Board Policy, to guide the development of all policies for The Bluewater District School Board.

Freedom of Information
The Chair, Director and Records Management Supervisor were designated to act as the Head in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Staff Appointments, Transfers and Supervision
The Board approved a Policy Statement related to Staff Appointments, Transfers and Supervision, and approved a separate Policy related to Staff Appointments.

Priorities of the Director and Associate Director of Education
Paul Martindale and Janet Glasspool reviewed their priorities from January 1998 to August 1998. Copies have been distributed to the system.

OSCVI Field Trip to China
The Board approved a field trip to China for Owen Sound Collegiate & Vocational Institute students.

Summer School
A secondary summer school program on a cost recovery basis that will provide access for students at various sites was approved. The Board also supported an elementary summer school program.

Early Years Program
Subject to budget approval, this program will be offered District-wide with flexible program delivery options.

Transfer of Bus Ownership
The transfer of the school bus contracts held by Ed Smith Tire Service Ltd. to Martin's School Transit Ltd. was approved.
The transfer of the school bus route presently held by O'MAC Farm Ltd. to Kunkel Bus Lines Limited was approved.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Educational Issues
Chair - Carolyn Day, Co-ordinator - Doug Cumming
Subject to approval of the 1998 budget:
Extra Curricular Inter-School Athletics
The Board approved eight recommendations including the recommendation that athletics will continue to be a very important part of school life and student development, physically, socially and academically.

Student Services
All L.E.I.C. recommendations regarding Special Education Program and Service Delivery Plan were approved.

Occupational Health and Safety Policy
Four recommendations were approved including a recommendation that a revised Health and Safety Policy be developed when the new regulations are received.

UPCOMING BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, February 17, 1998, Education Centre, Chesley - 1:30 p.m.



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