Highlights

What Are Your Spec Ed Stories?

A boy doing school work. OCDSB trustee Ellis, Boothby and Campbell Special Education Forum Feb. 21, 2019

Trustees Boothby, Lyra, Campbell & Ellis
are holding a forum on Special Education

Thursday February 21, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Sir Guy Carleton SS, 55 Centrepointe Dr.

The intent of this event is:

  • to provide a networking and support opportunity for parents of Spec Ed students; and,
  • to identify where things are working well and where improvements should be sought.

6:30 Resource Fair
7:00 Panel of parents tell their stories.
7:30 Break into smaller groups to share experiences and identify common elements.
8:15 Reconvene to share group discussions.
8:45 Wrap up

We hope to hear your stories about your Spec Ed journey. For example:

  • How did you discover your child needed help?
  • How did staff help put together support for your child?
  • What was your experience with Individual Education Plan (IEP) and/or Identification and Placement of Exceptional Pupils?
  • What more would you like to know about Special Education at the OCDSB?

For more information contact Trustee Chris Ellis

Consultation on a new strategic plan

Eight incumbent trustees and four new candidates were elected on October 22.  The new term starts on December 3 and an early priority will be to develop a new four year strategic plan by the end of the school year. The associated consultation plan recognizes the importance of input from parents and community members and provides for a parent/community online consultation as well as three in-person forums.

The online survey is scheduled to run from mid November to mid December. It will allow you to share your thoughts about the key issues and challenges facing the district and to learn about the thoughts of others. There will be a link on the home page of OCDSB.ca to the survey.

The in-person forums will take place in January. They will build on the themes raised in the online consultation, enabling parents and the community to discuss the emerging themes and to develop strategies for making progress in priority areas.

In April, staff will present a draft strategic plan at Committee of the Whole (COW) and, in May, the public will have the opportunity to comment.

In June, the Board of Trustees will approve the final plan.

Committee of the Whole and Board Meetings

02/19/2019 - 07:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
• 2019-2020 School Year Calendar
• Adoption of EDC By-Law

Discussion Items:
• School Boards’ Cooperative Inc (SBCI) Data on Absenteeism
• Board Member Code of Conduct P.073.GOV

Reports from Statutory Committees
• ACE, 24 January
• Audit, 23 January

02/26/2019 - 07:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
• Reports from COW 04 and 19 February 2019

Discussion Items:
• Report from OPSBA Representatives (if required)

Monitoring Items:
• Board Work Plan

03/05/2019 - 19:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
• Operational Review for Identification, Placement and Assessment of Special Education Students

Discussion Items:
• 2019-2020 Academic Staff
• Multi-Year Energy Management Plan

Reports from Statutory Committees
• SEAC, 13 February

03/19/2019 - 19:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
• Operational Review for Identification, Placement and Assessment of Special Education Students

Discussion Items:
• 2019-2020 Academic Staff - This is a very important item
• Multi-Year Energy Management Plan

Reports from Statutory Committees
• SEAC, 13 February

03/26/2019 - 07:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
• Reports from COW 05 and 19 March 2019

Discussion Items:
• Report from OPSBA Representatives (if required)

Monitoring Items:
• Board Work Plan

Weekly Information Memos:
• Play Structure & Playground Funding Allocation 2019
• Call for OPSBA Policy Resolution
• 2018 Statistical Report to Information and Privacy Commissioner
• Staffing Memo
• Pilot Project for Interest Academy/Guide to Supporting Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom

04/02/2019 - 19:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
• Base Rates for Third-Party Providers (tbc)
• Board Member Code of Conduct P.073.GOV

Discussion Items:
• to be decided

Reports from Statutory Committees
• SEAC, 06 March

Weekly Information Memos:
• P/VP Transfers
• Summer Work in School Buildings
• Grants for Student Needs - This is an important memo. But not holding my breath that the Provincial Govt. will release the amount of funding to school boards in the usual time frame.

04/16/2019 - 19:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
No action items as of Feb. 6, 2019 long range agenda

Discussion Items:
No discussion items as of Feb. 6, 2019 long range agenda

Reports from Statutory Committees
• ACE, 28 March
• Audit, 27 March

Weekly Information Memos:
• P/VP Transfers
• Summer Work in School Buildings
• Grants for Student Needs - This is an important memo. But not holding my breath that the Provincial Govt. will release the amount of funding to school boards in the usual time frame.

04/23/2019 - 07:30

Anticipated items for this meeting. Please check the OCDSB calendar for finalized agenda and start time.

Action Items:
• Reports from COW 02 and 16 April

Discussion Items:
• Report from OPSBA Representatives (if required)

Monitoring Items:
• Board Work Plan

Weekly Information Memos:
• P/VP Transfers
• Summer Work in School Buildings
• Grants for Student Needs - This is an important memo. But not holding my breath that the Provincial Govt. will release the amount of funding to school boards in the usual time frame.

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