New - The deferral to Nov. 19, passed so Trustees will be voting on this motion at the Nov. 19, Committee of the Whole (COW)
When the decision to close Rideau HS was made on March 7, 2017, the Trustees also voted to direct staff to prepare a report for February 2018, and every year thereafter for three years, allowing staff and the Board to monitor the achievement and well-being of all the students at the newly amalgamated school. There is a Notice of Motion re Number of Monitoring Reports on the Amalgamation of Rideau HS and Gloucester HS coming to the Oct. 1, 2019 Committee of the Whole (COW) that would cancel the last report. My position is that the OCDSB must honour the commitment to the community and students when Rideau HS was closed and all the reports must be made.
At the Oct. 1 COW meeting, I will be moving a motion to defer the motion to cancel the last report. I will move that it be deferred to the Nov. 19 COW meeting. The deferral would allow the Gloucester School Council and the community to consider this item and to provide advice.