Boardroom Newsbrief - October 22, 2019

Boardroom Newsbriefs - October 22, 2019

The Newsbrief is meant to provide the highlights of the decisions made at the Board meeting for the benefit of our community. The notes do not serve as the official record of the meeting. Please refer to Board or Committee minutes.

View the full PDF agenda package of this meeting here.

Presentation of D. Aubrey Moodie Award to Mingde Yin and Rassam R S Yazdi

Mingde Yin
Mingde Yin
Rassam R S Yazdi
 Rassam R S Yazdi

Trustee Scott began the meeting by presenting Mingde Yin and Rassam R S Yazdi, secondary students from Colonel By Secondary School and Lisgar Collegiate Institute, with the award for achieving the highest average of 97.1% in the 2018-2019 school year. The students could not attend but their families proudly accepted the award on their behalf.

Presentation on Evidence of Practice

Presentation on Evidence of Practice

Presentation on Evidence of Practice

The Evidence of Practice presentations are a chance to profile the work taking place in our District that directly relates to our Strategic Plan. It is meant to showcase how our students are putting this strategy into real-world projects.

Superintendent Olga Grigoriev presented a slideshow showcasing the design projects of intermediate students from Hopewell Avenue Public School, which demonstrated evidence of Culture of Innovation and Culture of Social Responsibility.

In late March 2019, a combined English program grade 7/8 classroom collaborated with community partners to create a design for a sustainable community located at the Natural Resources campus on Booth Street in Ottawa. The students were involved in innovating to solve a current and relevant problem about city land use. Students became globally aware and socially conscious individuals who were empowered to act upon their creative and innovative solutions. Each student exhibited growth within individual levels of achievement.

Four of the students from the class were present at the meeting to briefly discuss their work.

Briefing from the Chair of the Board

Early Learning Career Fair

On Saturday, October 26th, the OCDSB will be hosting an Early Learning Career Fair at Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Early Childhood Educators and Early Learning Assistants looking to start their careers at the OCDSB are invited to attend.

Indigenous Youth Symposium

On Thursday, October 24th, the OCDSB is hosting a Youth Symposium for secondary students at the Confederation Education Centre. The main objective is to instill pride and Indigenous identity and collect student voice" to drive student instruction District-wide.  Throughout the day, students will participate in interactive workshops and break-out sessions, and kiosks will be set up featuring various community agencies that support students and families.

Parent Conference and School Council Training Day

There is still time to register for the 2019 Parent Conference and School Council Training Day. The event will be taking place on Saturday, November 9th. The conference is open to everyone.

Briefing from the Director

OCDSB Members of ETFO and SSTF to Take Part in Strike Vote

OCDSB members of the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario and Secondary School Teachers’ Federation have taken part or will participate in central strike votes.

As well, ETFO and OSSTF have advised that they have asked the Minister of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer with respect to central bargaining.

Strike votes and conciliation are part of the bargaining process. While these are necessary preconditions for strike action, this does not mean that strike action is imminent.

Public Motions

Trustees approved the following:

Confirmation of Board Minutes, 24 September 2019
Receipt of Committee of the Whole Report, 01 October 2019
Approval of Consultation Plan for Policy P.074.IT Computer Network Security
Approval of an amendment to Policy P.125.SCO School District Code of Conduct
Receipt of Committee of the Whole Report, 15 October 2019
Approval of Timeline and Consultation Plan for New Stittsville Secondary School Study
Approval of KPMG LLP’s plan for the audit of OCDSB consolidated financial statements
Approval of the 2018-2019 Annual Report on Internal Audit Activity
Approval of the 2018-2019 Audit Committee Annual Report to the Board
Approval of the 2019-2020 Internal Audit Mandate
Approval of the 2019-2020 Internal Audit Plan
Receipt of Advocacy Strategy Committee Report, 01 October 2019 

Meeting ended at 7:57 p.m.

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