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February 23 TCDSB Agenda

Date Agenda posted Feb. 17, 2012

Meeting Date:  Feb. 23, 2012

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4.                               NOTICES OF MOTIONS: 

a)         From Trustee Piccininni, regarding Membership of Standing Committees.    p.1 

WHEREAS:               The Board has resolved to establish two standing committees comprised of all members of the Board of Trustees. 

AND WHEREAS:     The Board’s operating By-Law Number 175, Article 5.3 currently restricts the membership of standing committees to no more than one-third of the Board of Trustees. 

                        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:   That Article 5.3 of the Board’s By-Law Number 175 be amended to provide that the membership of Standing Committees include all members of the Board.

8.        

b)         Monthly Verbal Update from the Director of Education. 

                c)         Monthly Verbal Update from the Chair of the Board. 

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

            Items Referred/Deferred from Board Meeting of January 26, 2012 

d)         Report regarding Board of Trustees Committees p.104-p.108 

f)         Report regarding List of all Board By-Laws Currently in Forcep.114-p.116 

g)         Report regarding Social Justice:  Inspiring Active Citizenship in Catholic Educationp.117-p.123           

Current/New Reports for Information:           

            a)         Report regarding Implementation Status Report for Full Day Early Learning .  p.158-p.169 

            b)         Report regarding School Accountability to CSAC.    p.170-p.172 

            c)         Report regarding Witnessing Our Faith through Respect for Life.   p.173-p.177 

           d)      Report regarding Witnessing our Faith through Prayerp.178-p.186 

13.       MATTERS RECOMMENDED BY STANDING/STATUTORY         COMMITTEES.      

 


 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND WELL BEING  

IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

 

 

             Item Referred/Deferred

            Current/Action Items from

            a)         Draft Minutes of Meeting held February 7, 2012p.206-p.210           

1)         Report regarding Inquiry relating to the Current Use of School Agenda Books, their Academic Value, Cost and Suppliers the Committee recommends to the Board that the use of school agendas be promoted and that the movement to electronic agendas be supported.           

  

GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK COMMITTEE 

 

  

            Item Referred/Deferred  

            Current/Action Items from

            b)         Draft Minutes of Meeting held February 14, 2012.  p.211-p.216           

1.         The Committee recommends to the Board that the newly submitted format for all Committee and Board Agendas be used for three months and then be re-evaluated at that time. 

                             2.         The Committee recommends to the Board that the Chair and Director report to the Board in writing starting at the March 2012 Board and that this process be reviewed at the June 2012 Governance Committee meeting. 

3.         The Committee recommends to the Board that the following amendments be made to the Trustee Expense Policy 

2.         Regulation A under Equipment No. 2 to read: All equipment and services will be in accordance with the information Standard for Trustee Home Offices.  Equipment may be obtained from the Boards standard supply catalogue or other equipment of equal value.  At the end of the trustee’s term of office the Trustee will have the option to purchase any equipment at the depreciated value or return the equipment to the Board 

34.         Regulation B 3 under Support Services to read: Newsletters will be fact checked by the Communications Department in consultation with individual trustees.  Trustees will retain editorial control.  Printing services will be provided through the Board. 

8.         Regulation F under Reimbursement for Out of Pocket Expenses, add a new sentence at the end of 3 to read “Rationale for denial will be provided to the trustees prior to denial of the claim. 

11.       Regulation H 2 General Provisions, to read: Any surplus in the Trustee Services Budget will be placed into a ward priority needs fund at the end of the fiscal year to be dispersed with the approval of the Board on the recommendation of the Trustee. 

4.         The Committee recommends to the Board           

            1.         that 2 Trustee representatives be appointed by the Board to the Nurturing Our Catholic Community Steering Committee. 

2.         that the Nurturing our Catholic Community Steering Committee provide regular updates to the Board to get direction for the coming three year cycle.

 

  

SPECIAL EDUCATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

 

  

            Items Referred/Deferred 

            Current/Action Items from: 

            a)         Draft Minutes of the Regular Meeting held February 16, 2012.   p.217-p.221                     

 

  

CATHOLIC PARENT INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE 

 

 

                        Minutes not posted. 

14.       COMMUNICATIONS:

15.       INQUIRIES AND MISCELLANEOUS 

a)         From Trustee Del Grande regarding Approved Activities for Faith Days. 

b)         From Trustee Del Grande regarding Board Approved Boundaries for SK-ELP Program and Historical and Current Enrolment/Wait List Statistics. 

16.       PENDING ITEMS: 

Requested   Item #      Subject                                              Date Due        Delegated to

 June/11           11a)     Development of a Policy/                  Will be            A.Gauthier

      Framework re: Speakers/                       completed

                                Groups in Schools, with list                     through

                                of acceptable speakers with                    Policy

                                Catholic values to benefit                        Revision

                                school communities and                         Process

                              CSACs.

 

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)

 

Oct/11             12e)     Report to come back with                March/12        F.Piddisi/

                                    suggestions of where the funds                                P. De Cock

                                    could be found to implement the strategies recommended in

                                    the report regarding Supporting Student Well Being and Mental

                                    Health at TCDSB and to figure

 

Dec/12             9a)       Report regarding equity in               March/12        A.Gauthier

                                    hiring of teachers and staff. 

 

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