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January 26, 2012 Agenda

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9.         CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS, FOR WHICH PREVIOUS NOTICE HAS BEEN GIVEN. 

            Current/New Reports Requiring Action 

b)        Report regarding By-Law Revision Re:  Length of Board and Committee Meetingsp.86-p.87. 

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

The following items referred to the Board at its meeting held December 15, 2011 

d)         Report regarding Board of Trustee Committees.  p.167-p.171. 

Current/New Reports for Information:           

de)       Report regarding List of all Board By-Laws Currently in Forcep.177-p.179. 

f)         Report regarding Social Justice:  Inspiring Active citizenship in Catholic Education.  p.180-p.186.           

13.       MATTERS RECOMMENDED BY STANDING/STATUTORY         COMMITTEES.        

Current/Action Items from:

 


 

 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN CATHOLIC 

EDUCATION COMMITTEE 

 

  

Item Referred/Deferred from Board Meeting of December 15, 2011 

            a)         Draft Minutes of Meeting held December 7, 2011.  p.225-p.230. 

                        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

 

  

Current/Action Items from

            b)         Draft Minutes of Meeting held January 10, 2012.  p.231-234.           

(i)         Trustee Matter from Trustee Jakovcic regarding Student Achievement Committee Work in Relation to General Governance Structure of the Board. 

WHEREAS:   The Student Achievement in Catholic Education Committee (SAICE) was constituted at a meeting on November 3rd, 2011; 

WHEREAS:   The Terms of Reference, as amended, were approved at a meeting on December 7th, 2011; 

WHEREAS:   The draft Multi-Year Strategic Plan currently

                        limits Student Achievement and Well Being to Academic Achievement in line with Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations, and creating of an equitable learning environment; 

WHEREAS:   The Committee has a mandate to consider items in addition to Academic Achievement and the creation of an equitable learning environment; 

MOVED THAT The Committee request staff to: 

1.         Provide an overview on the various departments that relate to Student Achievement in Catholic Education and arrange periodic information packages and/or sessions; 

2.         Identify all current Board matters/items for consideration by the Student Achievement in Catholic Education Committee that fall within the scope of the approved Terms of Reference; and 

3.         Review the draft Multi-Year Strategic Plan and evaluate if plausible amendments and/or additions to Student Achievement and Well Being section are necessary to strengthen the following (not limited to): safe schools, catholic leadership, student physical/spiritual well being, chaplaincy, professional peer literature and best practices. 

 

 

 GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK COMMITTEE

  

 

Current/Action Items from:           

c)         Draft Minutes of Meeting held January 17, 2012.   (to be distributed).  

d)         Draft Minutes of Meeting held January 23, 2012.  (to be distributed). 

             

Current/Action Items from: 

            g)         Draft Minutes of Regular Meeting held January 19, 2012. 240-p.242. 

 

 14.       COMMUNICATIONS: 

15.       INQUIRIES AND MISCELLANEOUS 

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

16.       PENDING ITEMS: 

Requested   Item #      Subject                                              Date Due        Delegated to

 

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.

 

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)

 

 

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

                                    regarding establishment of a Steering Committee of Trustees

                                    and staff to address communications.  

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 

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