November 12, 2019
Polices Recommended for Approval
During the November 12 Committee of the Whole Meeting, Trustees recommended four policies be sent to the Board for approval.
Employee Meals and Hospitality Policy (201.14), Employee Conferences, Workshops and Meetings Policy (201.15), Acceleration Retention Policy (400.5) and Opening or Closing Exercises – Safe Schools Policy (302.6.1).
The four policies will be considered at the November 26 Board meeting.
Trustees Receive 2019-2020 Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being (BIPSAW)
Trustees were provided with Niagara Catholic’s 2019-2020 Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being (BIPSAW). The BIPSAW was designed to align with the Board’s Strategic Directions and Enabling Strategies, specifically:
- Providing supports for success
- Enhancing Technology for Optimal Learning;
- Building Partnerships and Schools as Hubs;
- Strengthening Human Resources Practices and Developing Transformational Leadership;
- Creating Equity and Accessibility of Resources;
- Ensuring Responsible Fiscal and Operational Management; and
- Addressing Changing Demographics.
The four pillars of Catholic Faith, Community and Culture, Literacy, Numeracy and Pathways form the foundation of the BIPSAW, with a focus on outcomes, (What is our intended impact? What do we do?), incomes (What do we invest?) and monitoring (How will we know we are successful?).
Read the Board’s BIPSAW.
Students to Travel to Europe to Witness 75th Anniversary of VE Day
Students from Blessed Trinity, Holy Cross and Saint Francis Catholic Secondary Schools, and Saint Michael and Saint Paul Catholic High Schools will travel to Europe in early May, to witness the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE-Day) on May 8, 2020.
The trip will run from May 1-10 and include time in Belgium, Amsterdam and area, Berlin, Munich and Nuremberg, where the famous war crimes trials were heard.
Capital Projects Update
Niagara Catholic currently has two capital projects in progress: The design and construction of an addition at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary Schools to include three new childcare rooms, and the design and construction of a consolidated Monsignor Clancy and St. Charles Catholic Elementary Schools.
The Board has received approval to proceed to tender with the OLMC project, and tender documents are currently being developed. Niagara Catholic is awaiting approval from the Ministry of Education to proceed to tender for the consolidated Monsignor Clancy/St. Charles Catholic Elementary School.
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