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February 20, 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.

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

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  • 1. Report to Board [February 20th, 2012]Class size and Composition updateWe still have an on-going bargaining impasse and job action – hopingfor a mutually agreed upon settlement soon.Bill 28 class size and composition legislation will likely need to be tabledin the next session given the requirements of the Supreme Courtdecision by Madam Justice Susan Griffin.Schools/sites visited lately:• Bruce Elementary• Bayview Elementary• Windermere Secondary• Renfrew Elementary• Grenfell ElementaryUpcoming school visits:• Tennyson Elementary• Hudson Elementary• University Hill SecondaryAttended the post-secondary transition information forum for studentswith disabilities held on February 9thAttended the Spring Festival at a reception at the Chinese Consulate onFebruary 10th– I gave welcoming remarks to the Consul General andabout 100 guests.Attended a meeting on February 14thalong with other senior VSB staffwith VPL staff at the downtown library – we discussed Strategicplanning, the sectoral review and our mutual facility needs,development of inquiry/literacy skills, technology infrastructure andrenewing an existing letter of agreement.DPAC Town Hall meetings to be held at 7 pm on February 22 at Van
  • 2. Tech. and February 23rdat Magee.