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Halton Catholic School Board Meeting Documents BOARD 2010-11-02 MINUTES

Halton Catholic School Board Meeting Documents BOARD 2010-11-02 MINUTES

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Subject to approval 
 HALTON CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARDRegular Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 2, 2010Board Room, 802 Drury Lane,Burlington, ONMembers present: B. Van de Vrande (Chair) A.A. LeMayA. Danko J. MattersP. Houlahan R. Palmieri (Vice Chair)A. Iantomasi E. VianaMember excused: S. KosoStudent trustees: J. Cole C. PericC. SchneiderStaff present: M. Pautler, Director of Education & Secretary of the BoardG. Corbacio P. McMahonJ. Langill
J. O’Hara
 R. MacDonald S. RossiniT. Pinelli L. NaarJ. Herman M. TessariAlso present: L. Stocco, Communications ServicesR. Brock, OECTA President, ElementaryK. Boyd, OECTA President, SecondaryRecording Secretary: D. Ross1.
CALL TO ORDER
 1.1
Opening Prayer
 The meeting opened with a prayer at 8:00 p.m. led by Father Loza. Trustees were asked toremember in their prayers Wayne Redwood, father of Jennifer Liebig, teacher at St. JosephCatholic Elementary School, Acton who died on Tuesday, October 19, 20101.2
Motions Adopted In Camera
 R. Palmieri read the motions adopted In-Camera.
IC 
 –
# 150/10 
Moved by: E. Viana Seconded by: A.A. LeMay 
RESOLVED,
that the Halton Catholic District School Board approve the appointment of Yolanda Esposito as Acting Elementary Principal effective November 3, 2010 with an end date to be determined and; That the Halton Catholic District School Board approve the appointment of Mark Witter as Acting Elementary Vice Principal effective November 3, 2010 with an end date to be determined.
CARRIED 
 
IC 
 –
# 153/10 
Moved by: E. Viana Seconded by: P. Houlahan 
RESOLVED,
that the Halton Catholic District School Board receive as information the hiring as a probationary teacher of Meghan Araujo effective November 1, 2010 and the retirement of Majorie Haus effective October 29, 2010.
 
Regular Board Meeting
 –
November 2, 2010
2
 
2.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
# 193/10 
Moved by: A. Iantomasi Seconded by: J. Matters 
RESOLVED,
that the agenda be accepted as presented.
CARRIED 
 
3.
DECLARATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
There was no declaration of conflict of interest.4.
PRESENTATION
There were no presentations.5.
DELEGATION
There were no delegations.6.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6.1
Regular Board Meeting
 –
November 2, 2010
# 194/10 
Moved by: E. Viana Seconded by: J. Matters 
RESOLVED,
that the minutes of the November 2, 2010 Regular Board Meeting be approved as presented.
CARRIED 
 
7.
BUSINESS ARISING FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS
7.1
Summary of Outstanding Items from Previous Meetings
The summary was provided as information.8.
ACTION ITEMS
8.1
New Operating Policy II-1 Full Day Kindergarten Extended Day Program
 –
1
st
Reading
J. Langill acknowledged R. MacDonald as co-author of the report. He also referenced theaccompanying procedure under Item 10.7, which provides supporting information regardingsome of the requirements.
# 195/10 
Moved by: E. Viana Seconded by: A.A. LeMay 
RESOLVED 
, that the Halton Catholic District School Board approve Policy II-1 Full Day Kindergarten Extended Day Program in first reading.
When asked how class sizes are determined for Full Day Kindergarten, R. MacDonald indicatedthat the Ministry provides the ratio. He confirmed that the aggregate across the system for thecore program is 26:1.The Chair called for a vote and the motion
CARRIED 
.8.2
II-45 Equity and Inclusive Education Policy
J. Langill presented the Equity and Inclusive Education Policy for 3
rd
reading, specifically theversion amended by J. Matters that was circulated prior to the Board meeting.E. Viana presented the following motion and clarified that it was pertaining to the versionprovided in the package.
# 196/10 
Moved by: E. Viana Seconded by: A.A. LeMay 
RESOLVED 
, that the Halton Catholic District School Board approve Board Operating Policy II-45 Education and Inclusive Education in third reading.
 
 
Regular Board Meeting
 –
November 2, 2010
3
 
A. Danko asked that the motion be amended to substitute the policy with the version providedby J. Matters.
# 196/10 
Moved by: A. Danko (amendment) Seconded by: J. Matters 
RESOLVED 
, that the Halton Catholic District School Board approve the amended version circulated prior to the Board Meeting of Operating Policy II-45 Education and Inclusive Education in third reading.
 
# 197/10 
Moved by: J. Matters Seconded by: P. Houlahan 
RESOLVED 
, that page 4 of the policy: 
“ 
 
… and that prevent full participatory school 
community relations 
” 
be deleted from the Policy.
CARRIED 
 A. Danko presented the following amendment to the Policy.
# 198/10 
Moved by: A. Danko Seconded by: J. Matters 
Whereas 
, a memo written by his Excellency Bishop Paul-Andre Durocher, Chair of the Education Commission of the Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Ontario (ACBO) was addressed to the HCDSB and all Catholic school boards in Ontario, dated January 19, 2010; 
Whereas 
, the memos topic was regarding the issue of discipline in school but also discusses several issues related to issues of equity and inclusion; 
Whereas 
, Bishop Durocher, speaking on behalf of the Bishops of Ontario, who are in agreement with promoting mutual understanding and equity, has asked Catholic school boards to carefully consider the appropriateness of several activities proposed by the ministry to support the equity and inclusion policy and whether they should be applied to Catholic schools; 
Whereas 
, Bishop Durocher explains that the ministry- 
 proposed “gay 
straight alliances” or 
clubs, imply a self-identification with sexual orientation that is often premature among high school students.
Whereas 
, in this memo the Bishops have asked Catholic school boards to refrain from establishing such alliances or clubs in particular as an activity to support the implementation of the equity policy, and to instead consider other types of dialogue groups that can achieve the objective of mutual understanding and healthy relationships; 
Whereas 
Bishop Durocher has also requested that the equity policy development process take into account this and the other concerns contained in his memo; therefore 
RESOLVED 
that, Policy II-45 be amended by adding the following text 
“While the board iscommitted to equity and inclusion, some ministry proposed activities such as “gay 
traight alliances” or clubs cannot be permitted. Other types of dialogue groups that 
remain in conformity with Catholic teaching that could achieve the same objectives of promoting understanding are to be encouraged instead 
” be added to
text after the sentence near the top of page 4 that ends with 
“… free from all forms of unjust discriminationand harassment” 
.
CARRIED 
 
C. Schneider spoke against the proposed motion
on the basis that “gay
-
straight alliances” are
not necessarily about self identification but more about acceptance of those who might, oreventually might, be gay or homosexual and expressed concern with telling students that there
can’t be
gay-straight alliances.

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