Monday, September 29, 2008

Trustee Requests for Information

At every board meeting, trustees can request information from the administration.

This past meeting,there were quite a few. I thought you might like to know what is being requested and when the reports will come to Board.

Info on number of schools using School Zone and benefits of School Zone (Trustee Colburn, info to be presented at board meeting on: Oct. 14, 2008)

Additional information regarding full day Kindergarten in other districts (Trustee Gibeault, Oct. 28)

Differentiated instruction for males and females (Trustee Rice, Oct. 28)

Special needs reviews over the past 10 years, recommendations, outcomes and impacts. (Trustee Colburn, Dec. 9, 2008)

Number of times we were unable to fill requests for supply teachers/staff last year and in Sept. 08. (Trustee Huff, Oct. 28)

Review of Canadian court cases and existing guidelines on use of in-camera meetings by elected bodies (Trustee Huff, Oct. 20 Retreat & Public board following retreat)

Status of initiatives to improve high school completion and transition from school to work (Trustee Shipka, Oct. 28)

Also, coming out of the last board meeting:

The date of the next board meeting will remain as Oct. 14. (Motion to move it to Oct. 15, due to a conflict with the federal election, was defeated 6-3).
Two day health symposium approved unanimously.
Recommendation approved to reduce the Board's borrowing capacity to $30 million, from the original $60 million.
Information presented on the New Teacher Induction Plan. Very promising, I thought.

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