From the Campaign for Public Education (CPE)
On the agenda:
- Notice of Motion (Ward) re: Review of Security Requirements.
- Focus on Youth got $2.8 M + 3 pages (single space) list of groups wanting summer permits.
- Min of Ed identified 90 schools as potential priority schools but funded 77 @ $34,000 per school ($2,618,000) and are hiring 1 manager and 4 facilitators (community use of schools - $484,000).
- Sewell's Police watchdog group noted the $2 M spent on posting 20 cops in school hasn't resulted in an appreciable difference there don't do the cops next year (full letter available).
- Briefing note from Sheila Penny re:$$ for Energy Efficiency (looks like at least $49 M not counting Reno + Retro of Existing Schools $$).
Admin, Finance cte, Wed June 10th, 2dpm Cttee Room B - matters Related to New Fiscal Directions which will also be at the 6pm meeting of Program + School Services.
Program and School Services Committee Topics:
- Ministry changes to curriculum (implementation);
- Development of admissions and marketing + enrollment;
- Permit (school to get 50 percent of fee; close permit dept and download to schools);
- Reopen outdoor ed centre (repurpose Boyne and Noisey River);
- Program and School Services;
- Parent Involvement re dress codes;
- Early Years Advisory Summary Report;
- Community Use of Schools (see above);
- Gorick/Ng re standardize student fees (report + feasibility)
- Bolton re: briefing note re curriculum on media and advertising literacy / awareness
- Coteau re: dress code
- Harrison re receiving community advisory cttee report asap.
And finally a note from CPE delegate, Katie McGovern (with thanks to her for poring over her Friday night board package and providing highlights): "After years of telling the Board that too much $$ is wasted on compensation because of bad H + S, etc, they finally got a 6 page Report called "Workplace Health and Safety (New Fiscal Directions)". It includes what is being done and plans for addressing some of the hazards / problems including violence in the workplace. The final page has a cost summary of all WSIB claims 2005 through 2008."