Board Meeting Highlights - October 26, 2021

Good News

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation  

Indigenous Lead Monique Pregent reported that AMDSB schools and sites acknowledged National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day (also known as Orange Shirt Day) on September 30. Students learned about the significance of the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and participated in a wide variety of activities to acknowledge this important part of Canada's history. Watch the video below to see a few examples. 

GDCI "Morning Show"

Trustee Carmichael was excited to share that Goderich District Collegiate Institute (GDCI) has launched a new student-led "Morning Show". The initiative was born when students re-positioned their activism into a positive learning experience that highlights their creativity and leadership. Check out their latest episode! 

Chair Update

Chair Hunking provided an update on the Board Policy review process. He explained that all policies are reviewed throughout the term of Trustees. 

Senior Staff Updates

Director's Work Plan (2021-2022)

Director Walsh and the senior team presented the details of the 2021-2022 Director's Work Plan (DWP). The DWP is a plan that highlights some of the key work for the school year and includes details about how the plan's goals will be monitored. The full plan is posted on the Director's Work Plan page of the website

North Perth Boundary Review

Blue background with "North Perth Boundary Review" and AMDSB logoSuperintendent Carter reviewed the plan for the proposed North Perth boundary review process. Full details are posted on a page dedicated to the project

Future Board Meetings

  • November 9, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole, Open Session (via MS Teams)
  • November 23, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. Committee of the Whole, Closed Session, 5:30 p.m.
    Student Advisory Committee, 6:00 p.m. Regular Board Session
Meetings will be hosted online using Microsoft Teams until further notice. Links to join the meetings will be posted on the Board Meeting page.

Future Meetings/Events with Trustee Representation

  • Parent Involvement Committee: October 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Joint Health and Safety Committee: October 28, 2021 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Special Education Advisory Committee: November 3, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Audit Committee: November 10, 2021 – 5:00 p.m.