February 7, 2012 - Superintendent's update to the Board

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Superintendent's Update to the Board on activities happening in the Vancouver School District.

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February 7, 2012 - Superintendent's update to the Board

  1. 1. Report to Board [February 7, 2012] We still have an on-going bargaining impasse and job action – hoping for a mutually agreed upon settlement soon. Bill 28 class size and composition legislation will likely need to be tabled in the next session given the requirements of the Supreme Court decision by Madam Justice Susan Griffin. Schools/sites visited lately: • Jules Quesnel Elementary • Queen Mary Elementary Upcoming school visits: • UHill Secondary • Bruce Elementary • Bayview Elementary • Windermere Secondary • Renfrew Elementary • Grenfell Elementary Iona Whishaw has been recognized as one of the outstanding principals across Canada – she joins 3 other leaders from BC later this month in Toronto. Attended the Child Poverty meeting at Langara along with several other school trustees and staff from the district. Excellent panel that continued the conversation from the previous panel about the mounting concerns with regard to child and youth poverty. I recently met with the Co-Chairs for DPAC as we have arranged to meet on a regular basis through the course of this year to assist with good communications. Town Hall meetings to be held on February 22 at Van Tech. and 23rd at Magee. Participated in the Student Forum held last week – this was an excellent event - many thanks to Rob Schindel, Patsy Peters and others for assisting in the organization of this event. This will be the first of many
  2. 2. taking place as this now moves to school-based forums. The materials from the forum are being collated along with video material with a view to making this accessible and useful for some further concrete action steps. Will be attending the Spring Festival at a reception at the Chinese Consulate on Friday evening. Happy Chinese New Year - Kung Hei Fat Choy Meeting next week with VSB and VPL staff – looking at sharing practices and renewing an existing letter of agreement.

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