Board Meeting | Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Dual credits in Trillium Lakelands District School Board
Superintendent of Learning Katherine MacIver and IE Weldon Secondary School Vice Principal Kevin Ray presented to trustees an update on dual credits in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB). Dual credits are an option offered within School College Work Initiative (SCWI), and is a program that helps students with their transition to college. Students take college level programming and achieve a high school credit, as well as a college credit.
The primary focus for dual credit programming is on students who are disengaged or underachieving but have the potential to succeed in a different environment. Dual credits provide the opportunity to transition to post secondary education following high school. Dual credits are also tied to Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programming and to the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP).
Dual credits are a way for students to get a college credit for free as a high school student. The experience increases student awareness of all the options and opportunities available along the college pathway.
In TLDSB, 411 college credits were earned last year. There are three forms of delivery for dual credits: at the college; delivered by the college at the secondary school; or a team approach with college instructors working and collaborating with secondary school teachers at a secondary school. Currently 11 percent of all incoming first semester Fleming College post-secondary students have participated in the dual credit program. OYAP level 1 dual credits are also available through partnerships with Durham College and Fleming College.
2018-2019 financial statement and auditor’s report
Superintendent of Business Tim Ellis and external auditor Jason Becker from BDO Canada LLP, presented the 2018-2019 financial statements to trustees. The auditor provided an overview of the statements and told trustees that it was considered a clean audit indicating an accumulated surplus. It was noted that there were some accounts receivable increases primarily due to the Ministry of Education management of funding.
Adult and Alternate Education Centres update
Superintendent of Learning Paul Goldring and Superintendent of Business Tim Ellis shared an overview of the Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, and Fenelon Falls Adult and Alternate Education Centres (AAEC) that have moved into newly refurbished spaces at the closest secondary school. Photographs of the new classroom, lounge, and kitchen spaces were part of the presentation. The Fenelon Falls AAEC new location is currently under construction and so students and staff have not yet transitioned to their new space. This will likely take place at the end of the first semester in January.
Trustees approved the following to be added to hiring pools:
- Principal hiring pool: Tim Clayton, Kelli Gates, and David Waito.
- Vice principal hiring pool: Cameron Austin, Jennifer McCreary, Brad Monfette, Anne Myers, and Melissa Oke.
|Organizational Meeting of the Board||December 10||6:30 p.m.||Lindsay Education Centre, Lindsay|
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