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TCDSB Agenda Dec. 15

Date Agenda posted:  Dec. 13, 2011

Meeting Date:  Dec. 15, 2011


12. REPORTS FOR THE INFORMATION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES:

Current/New Reports for Information: 

            d)         Report regarding TCDSB Enterprise Portal – Status Report.   p.116-p.119 

            e)         Report regarding Board of Trustees Committees.    p.120-p.124

13.       MATTERS RECOMMENDED BY STANDING/STATUTORY  COMMITTEES.     

Current/Action Items from:

 


 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN CATHOLIC 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

 

            a)         Draft Minutes of Meeting held December 7, 2011.    p.125-p.130           

                        1          Review of Revised Terms of Reference the Committee recommends to the Board that the following current draft Terms of Reference be approved for the rest of the academic year and that their effectiveness in guiding us be evaluated at the May meeting of the Committee: 

Committee Name:       STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Type of Committee:    STANDING

Chairperson:                            TRUSTEE TBD – SETS AGENDA WITH DIRECTOR OF  

EDUCATION OR DESIGNATE



Purpose:

To provide leadership and strategic direction within the framework of the Multi Year Strategic
Plan by considering, reporting and recommending to the Board matters pertaining to:

(a)               A culture of learning, innovation and excellence that mobilizes trustees, staff,
students, parents and the wider community to realize fully the gifts of all members
of the TCDSB.

 (b)               The monitoring and evaluation of the multi-year strategic plan to ensure it:

i.                     Focuses on improving the achievement and well-being of all students

ii.                  Reflects Catholic faith, traditions and social teachings

iii.                 Supports instructional leadership and practices that are evidence based

iv.                Optimizes the use of technology and supports opportunities for innovation

(c)               Student achievement data along in relation to pertinent provincial, national and
international education data to ensure TCDSB is meeting and exceeding standards
(October Report)

(d)              Principles of equity and inclusion adequately so that they reflect the diverse
community of Students that the TCDSB serves (April Report) 

(e)                Exemplary processes for establishing criteria in identifying, recruiting, selecting,
developing and appraising leaders focused on learning and instructional
improvement at all levels of the system. (February Report) 

(f)                Ongoing professional learning that aligns with the multi-year strategic plan and
best practices in learning (October Report) 

            The Committee will consider items from a strategic perspective, through the lens of:

1.                  The School Effectiveness Framework

2.                  The equity and Inclusive Education Policy

3.                  The Catholic Graduate Expectations

4.                  Safe Schools Legislation

5.                  Pastoral Guidelines

6.                  The Catholic Leadership Framework

7.                  Ministry Curriculum Guidelines

8.                  Professional peer literature (Fullan, Katz, Leithwood) and best practices paradigms

9.                  The Education Act

 

Authority:       ADVISORY

Reporting: 

Ø  Items from the committee involving a board action require a request to the Director for a
staff report

Ø  The staff report will be reviewed by the committee at the next monthly meeting prior to
going to board

Ø  Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the public website of the board

Ø  Recommendations from the committee require board approval

 

Composition:

Trustees:  Frank D’Amico, Patrizia Bottoni, Peter Jakovcic, Nancy Crawford

Staff:                  Associate Director of Education, Superintendent of Curriculum and Accountability, Superintendent of Student Success, Superintendent of Safe Schools, other staff
as needed

Staff Support:    Recording Secretary, Communications Officer, other support staff as needed

 

 

Communication with Board through:

Ø  Through the Chair of the committee and the Director of Education

Ø  Agendas and Minutes posted on board public website

 

 

d) Current/Action Items from:           

       

 

 CATHOLIC PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE 

 

 

                        Minutes not posted.            [why are minutes not being posted on Agenda?]

 

16.       PENDING ITEMS:  

June/11           11a)     Development of a Policy/                  Deferred         A.Gauthier

Framework re: Speakers/ Groups in Schools, with list

of acceptable speakers with Catholic values to benefit

school communities and  CSACs.

                                     [query when this will be available] 

June/11           13b)     Report regarding Religious              Deferred         P.Keyes

                                    Accommodation Guidelines – Referred back for

                                    consultation with CSACs and the broader

                                    Catholic Communities for Input (PPM 119)

                                  [query when this will be available]

Sept/11            11m)    Motion from Trustee Kennedy        Jan/12             B.Rodrigues

                                    regarding establishment of a Steering

                                    Committee of Trustees and staff to address

                                    communications.

Sept/11            12d)     Report regarding By-law                 Jan/12             P.Matthews

                                    Review and Recommendations                     

Oct/11             12a)     Report to come back that                 Jan/12             G.Grant/

                                    Outlines a process that will be                                  A.Gauthier

                                    Followed to involve Trustees in the Multi-Year

Strategic Planning around Catholicity 

Nov/11            11b)     Information report containing         Jan/12             P.Matthews

                                    a list of all by-laws that

currently exist and which

ones are currently in force.



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