• Larry and Kaylee

Highlights from the Board Room – August 27

Board Meeting   | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Presentations

Swearing in of 2019-2020 student trustee

Larry Hope, Director of Education introduced the new 2019-2020 Student Trustee Kaylee Kelly who was sworn in for this school year. Kelly is a Grade 11 student at Huntsville High School. She will lead this year’s G7 Student Senate and has recently been appointed as the co-chair of Indigenous Relations for the Ontario Student Trustees Association (OSTA-AECO).

Summer construction projects

Superintendent of Business Tim Ellis introduced a presentation showcasing school building upgrades that took place over the summer months in Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB). The presentation included construction photographs from schools in the Board. Some schools have projects that are complete, and in some areas, the Facility Department continues to put finishing touches in preparation for the first day of school on September 3. Dan Whalen, Senior Manager of Facility Services responded to trustee questions about the various construction projects.

Administrative reports

2018-2019 suspensions and expulsions

Superintendent of Learning Dave Golden presented suspension and expulsion data from 2018-2019. Golden indicated that there was an increase in suspensions both in elementary and secondary schools. Many suspensions (40 percent) are one day and are typically used to quickly correct behaviour. Conduct injurious to the moral tone of the school was the most common reason for suspensions, emphasizing high expectations for behaviour anticipated by 

administrators and staff in TLDSB schools. Administrators use several alternatives to suspension prior to sending a student home. Golden reminded the Board that maintaining safe and accepting schools works in partnership with staff, students, parents, and community members. 

Announcements and celebrations

I’m Here Attendance Campaign

Catherine Shedden, District Manager of Corporate Communications shared with trustees a new school community campaign called “I’m Here.” This is part of a student attendance management campaign that will be shared with staff, students, parents, and school communities this year to let everyone know that attendance matters. More information about the I’m Here campaign can be found at www.tldsb.ca/imhere.

Future meetings

Meeting Date Time Location
Committee of the Whole September 10 6:30 p.m. Muskoka Education Centre, Bracebridge
Regular Meeting of the Board September 24 6:30 p.m. Lindsay Education Centre, Lindsay
Committee of the Whole October 8 6:30 p.m. Haliburton County Education Centre, Minden
Regular Meeting of the Board October 22 6:30 p.m. Lindsay Education Centre, Lindsay
Committee of the Whole November 12 6:30 p.m. Muskoka Education Centre, Bracebridge
Regular Meeting of the Board November 26 6:30 p.m. Lindsay Education Centre, Lindsay
Organizational Meeting of the Board December 10 6:30 p.m. Lindsay Education Centre, Lindsay

 

Video access to Committee of the Whole and Regular Meetings of the Board is available to the public at all TLDSB education centres. Please provide 24 hours notice to attend by emailing info@tldsb.ca or calling 1-888-526-5552. All Regular Meetings of the Board are webcast and may be accessed through the TLDSB website www.tldsb.ca.

 

For more information contact Catherine Shedden, District Manager of Corporate Communications by phone at 1-888-526-5552 extension 22118, or by email at Catherine.Shedden@tldsb.on.ca.

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