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Board Meeting Highlights


January 24, 2006


MEMORANDUM TO:  Bluewater Administrators and Bluewater Staff

FROM:   Mary Anne Alton, Director of Education and Secretary

RE:     Highlights and Motions from January 24, 2006 Open Board Meeting


Highlights of Meeting
Reports
(All written reports can be accessed on the Board’s website: www.bwdsb.on.ca and clicking on the button “Board Meetings”.)


Excellence In Education – Pursuits Program – Georgian Secondary School
Marnie Coke introduced Principal, Glenn Boisvert, who then introduced teachers of the Pursuits Program, Jeff Smith and Michael Page and students Maija Robinson, Emma Fleming and Kayla Renken.
The Pursuits program is a four credit integrated leadership program designed for academic senior level students. The report also outlined the key components, highlights and vision for the future of the program. The course focuses on health science in the mornings and applied leadership in the afternoons. It currently runs one semester a year. In the afternoons the students went out to the three elementary schools in the Meaford/Thornbury area and worked with students in Grades one to five. Further information about the program can be accessed at www.gbss.on.ca.
The students enthusiastically shared their perspective on the program and the experiences they had gained from the program. They felt other schools and students would benefit from a similar program.
Committee Reports:
1.
Policy Committee Report (Meeting of Dec. 20, 2005)
The Committee recommended three policies for Board Approval:
·      Policy BP 7522-D “Assault, Sexual Abuse and Professional Misconduct Involving Board Staff” (as amended)
·      Policy BP 1409-D “Privacy Policy”
·      Policy BP 6804-D “Anaphylaxis (Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction)”
The Board approved the above three policies.
2.
Educational Issues Committee Report (Meeting of Jan. 10, 2006)
Jennifer Yenssen was elected as Chair of the Educational Issues Committee. The Committee received the following reports:
·      Celebration: Foundations For Learning – Monthly Focus
·       English as a Second Language Resource Kits·      Secondary Program Changes – Third Phase of Student Success Strategy
·      Communication – “Getting to 75% Together” – shared for trustee informationThe Board received the report of the Educational Issues Committee.
3.
Business Committee Report (Meeting of Jan. 10, 2006)
Margaret Gaviller was elected Chair of the Business Committee. The Committee reviewed the previous minutes and moved into Closed Session. The Board received the Business Committee Report.
4.
Joint Health and Safety Committee Report (Meeting of December 1, 2005)
Judy Galoska reported on the items dealt with at the meeting. The Board received the report.
5.
Student Trustees’ Report
Sarah Sales (West Hill S.S.) stated that two student trustees were present for their meeting prior to the Board meeting. They discussed attendance at the May 27-28, 2005 OSTA-AECO’s Annual General Meeting, Ottawa. 
Becky McComb (O.S.C.V.I.) reported on an All Candidates Forum held January 11th at the school. Thirty 18-year olds registered to vote in the Federal Election.  The Student Vote 2006 was held at the school and the results were: First with 405 votes was the Green Party, second – Conservatives.  third – Liberals.
Chris Walker (Chesley D.H.S.) reported that in the Student Vote 2006, 93% of the Chesley students voted with the following results: First - Conservatives, second - Green Party, third - Liberals , fourth – New Democratic Party.
Information Report:
1.
Secondary School Registration Advertisement:
Alana Murray provided information on the advertisement for second semester and 2006-07 School Year. It will be in local newspapers Wed. – Fri. of the week of Jan 23rd.
2.
Foundations for Learning Report:
Mary Anne Alton distributed the Foundations For Learning package to trustees and outlined the package contents. She stated that there are packages for each of their Municipal Councils that contain two posters plus 20 copies of Foundations for Learning. Trustees and student trustees are asked to make arrangements with their respective Councils to appear at a meeting and speak to the Foundations For Learning.
3.
List of Bluewater DSB Committees with Trustee Representation:
Trustees wishing to sit on the Audit Committee were asked to submit their name to the Director of Education. Several changes were recommended and the list will be reissued.  
Action Items:
1.
Field Trips Approved: (See four motions below.)
        West Hill S.S. Return to Vimy 90th Anniversary Birth of a Nation Tour (April 4-14th, 2007)
        West Hill Secondary School EF Educational Tour to Italy and Greece (July 2006)
        O.S.C.V.I. Field Trip to Orlando, Florida (November 16-20, 2006)
        Hillcrest E.S. (Owen Sound) trip to Rankin Inlet, Nunuvut (April 26 – May 3, 2006)
2.
40-Hour Community Involvement Activities Report:
Bruce Peninsula D.S., Kincardine District S.S. and O.S.C.V.I. had submitted additional Community Involvement Activities that are not listed in the Bluewater    Secondary Community Involvement Guidelines and require Board approval. The Board approved the additional activities. (See motion below.)
3.
Financial Report of the Superintendent of Business (Jan. 19, 2006):
The report contained actual expenditure and revenue to December 13, 2005 with projections to August 31, 2006 and was presented by Brenda Booth.  The Board received the report. (See motion below.)
4.
National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week (Feb. 6-10, 2006):
The Board passed a motion that a Media Release and an advertisement be prepared to honour all Bluewater Staff. (See motion below.)
5.
Establishment of Audit Committee:
        The Board’s Auditors have requested that the Board form an Audit Committee in compliance with the new Public Sector Accounting Board requirements. (See motion below.)
Motions:
Moved by Cindy Aitken, Seconded by Jan Johnstone
That the agenda for the meeting of January 24, 2006 be approved.
Carried
Moved by Carolyn Day, Seconded by John Chapman
That the minutes of the Meeting of December 20, 2005 be approved as printed.
Carried
Motion brought forward from Committee-of-the-Whole (In Closed Session), January 24, 2006
Moved by Carolyn Day, Seconded bv Jean Sullivan
That Bluewater District School Board receive Personnel Report #5 dated January 24, 2006.
Carried
Moved by Carolyn Day, Seconded by Marilyn McComb
That Bluewater District School Board receive the Policy Committee Report dated December 20, 2005.
Carried
Moved by Jean Sullivan, Seconded by Margaret Gaviller
That Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 7522-D “Assault, Sexual Abuse and Professional Misconduct Involving Board Staff” as amended.
Carried
Moved by Jean Sullivan, Seconded by Marilyn McComb
That Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 1409-D “Privacy Policy”.
Carried
Moved by Margaret Gaviller, Seconded by Marilyn McComb
That Bluewater District School Board approve Policy BP 6804-D “Anaphylaxis (Life-Threatening Allergic Reaction)”.
Carried
Moved by Jennifer Yenssen, Seconded by John Chapman
That Bluewater District School Board receive the Educational Issues Committee report dated dated January 10, 2006.
Carried
Moved by Jan Johnstone, Seconded by Margaret Gaviller
That Bluewater District School Board receive the Business Committee report dated January 10, 2006.
Carried
Moved by John Chapman, Seconded by Jean Sullivan
That Bluewater District School Board receive the December 1, 2005, Report of the Joint Health and Safety Committee.
Carried
Moved by Margaret Gaviller, Seconded by Carolyn Day
That Bluewater District School Board approve the West Hill Secondary School Return to Vimy 90th Anniversary Birth of a Nation Tour from April 4-14, 2007.
Carried
Moved by Margaret Gaviller, Seconded by Jean Sullivan
That Bluewater District School Board approve the West Hill Secondary School EF Educational Tour to Italy and Greece in July 2006.
Carried
Moved by Marilyn McComb, Seconded by John Chapman
That Bluewater District School Board approve the O.S.C.V.I. field trip to Orlando, Florida from November 16-20, 2006.
Carried
Moved by Jan Johnstone, Seconded by Jennifer Yenssen
That Bluewater District School Board approve the Hillcrest Elementary School (Owen Sound) field trip to Rankin Inlet, Nunuvut from April 26 - May 3, 2006.
Carried
Moved by Carolyn Day, Seconded by Marilyn McComb
That Bluewater District School Board approve the additional 40-Hour Community Involvement Activities at Bruce Peninsula District School, Kincardine District Secondary School and O.S.C.V.I.
Carried
Moved by Marilyn McComb, Seconded by Jennifer Yenssen
That Bluewater District School Board receive the Financial Report of the Superintendent of Business dated January 19, 2006.
Carried
Moved by Carolyn Day, Seconded by Margaret Gaviller
That a press release and an advertisement be prepared to honour all staff of Bluewater District School Board during National Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week, February 6-10, 2006.
Carried
Moved by Jennifer Yenssen, Seconded by Marilyn McComb
That Bluewater District School Board approve that the Audit Committee be established in the format of the report of the Superintendent of Business dated January 24, 2006.
Moved by John Chapman, Seconded by Cindy Aitken
That Bluewater District School Board adjourn at 3:30 p.m.
Carried
                

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