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					OSCAR PETERSON PS
SCHOOL COUNCIL MEETING
NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Meeting #2
Agenda
   Call to Order. Introductions         Harpal Kalsi

   Strategic Roadmap & Accountability   Harpal Kalsi

   Traffic & Safety Issue               Harpal/Fatimah

   Proactive Community Relationships    Sameera/Munira

   School Success Goals                 Judy Richards

   Summary                              Harpal Kalsi
     Oscar Peterson School Council 2012-2013

                         Title                        Name
Principal                        Judy Richards
School Council Chair             Harpal Kalsi
School Council Chair             Fatimah Albach
Treasurer                        Munira Handa
Treasurer                        Majid Khan
Secretary                        Rasha Essa
Secretary                        Sameera Ali
Teacher Representative           Michelle Bitamanis
Vice Principal                   Maria-Anna Tennant
Vice Principal                   Daryl Sidial
Introductions
   Trustee Meredith Johnson

   Councillor Sue McFadden
Oscar Peterson School Council Roadmap 2012/2013
                                     Focused On Student Success…..
             Traffic                 Proactive Community              Raising Accountability         Future Pillar
                                         Relationship
        Reduce the risk                 Delighted Parents                 Get On With It
Reduce traffic congestion,       Achieve 2 interactive            Improve stakeholder
blockage and condition Driver    parent/school events to          accountability by Mar 2012 –
behaviour for the safety of      pathway success                  parents, teachers, students
children. Timing – Immediate
                                 Update Report to School
                                 Council Nov 14




STRATEGY:                        STRATEGY:                        STRATEGY:
• Educate: Define the issue at   • Proactive Community            • Plan to Win: Roll out
  the School Council meeting                                        comprehensive Learning
                                   Relations Sub-Committee:
  Nov 14.                                                           Journals for higher grades
                                   Drive planning and
                                   organization with OPPS;          in future years
•   Communicate: Employ            report back to School
    communication tactics to       Council                        •   Consistently, Consistent:
    address behaviour;                                                Consistent Learning
    newsletter, traffic blitzs   •                                    environments applied by
                                     Communication: Seek
                                     channels to garner two way       OPPS for the student success
•   Stakeholders: Involve            engagement                       reinforced by parents
    Municipal Representatives
Levels of Accountability

                       Get on with it

                       Find Solutions
        POWERFUL




                       “Own it”                     Positive People

                       Acknowledge Reality
        POWERLESS




                       Wait and Hope

                       “I Can’t” Excuses

                       Blame Others
                                                     Negative People

                       Unaware and/or Unconscious




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Levels of Accountability
Here are several comments that reflect different degrees of accountability

High Levels of Accountability
   What else can we do to make sure this works?
   Let’s work together to get this done
   It was my mistake. Here’s what I plan to do now.
   Let’s learn from this and do it differently next time
   Let’s make sure all the bases are covered, that we haven’t forgotten anything
   Who might have some fresh ideas?


Low Levels of Accountability
   It’s not my department!
   It’s not our fault we didn’t make the deadline, development didn’t do their job, the ads are lousy, we didn’t have
    enough lead time
   I can’t do this, head office won’t sign off on the equipment I need
   What’s in it for me?
   I can’t manage these people, they don’t want to work
   My hands are tied; it’s against policy; we never do it that way

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What are we going to talk about?
   Deep Dive : Traffic Issue

   Update : Proactive Community Relationships

   School Success Goals
Traffic Issue
Traffic - Objective
   Define the issue

   Educate and Create Awareness of the matter
Traffic
   Safety Issue

       Categorized as:

           Congestion


           Blockage


           Driver Behaviour
Traffic - Congestion
Traffic - Congestion
                  No Stopping Zone
Traffic - Congestion

                        • Congestion Occurs on Tenth Line

                        • Northbound Traffic- left turn
                          impeded

                        • Southbound Traffic – right turn
                          impeded

                       School Buses affected by congestion

                       Crossing Guards tormented by drivers
Traffic - Congestion
                       Traffic standstill

                       Buses forced to wait

                       Impact cascades to
                       next stop
Traffic - Blockage
Traffic - Blockage

                     • Entrance Blocked

                     • Driver Frustration

                     • Sidewalks blocked
Traffic - Blockage

                     • Eastbound &
                       Westbound traffic
                       on Perennial utilize
                       one entrance

                     • Bottleneck Occurs
Traffic - Blockage

                     • Bottleneck contributes
                       to late bus arrivals

                     • Frustration

                     • Bus Horns

                     • Blocked Sidewalks
Traffic - Blockage

                     • Bottleneck impedes buses

                     • Frustration
Traffic - Blockage

                     • Buses forced to traverse
                       curbs

                     • Driver Frustration
Traffic – Driver Behaviour
Traffic – Driver Behaviour




                  No U-Turn Signage Clearly Posted
   Traffic – Driver Behaviour
                                • U-Turns in non-
                                  prohibited zone
No U-Turn Sign
                                • Parking on south
                                  side of street

                                • Note Blue Van
                                  position 1
Traffic – Driver Behaviour

                             Blue Van position 2

                             Illegal U-Turn
Traffic – Driver Behaviour
                             Blue Van Position 3

                             Illegal U-Turn
                             despite posted
                             signage
Traffic – Driver Behaviour
Traffic – Driver Behaviour
                             • No Stopping on
                               south side of
                               Perennial Drive

                             • Drivers routinely
                               park creating
                               further congestion



     No Stopping Zone
Traffic – Driver Behaviour




              Prohibited U-Turn
Traffic – Driver Behaviour
                             Parking in a No
                             Stopping Zone
Traffic – Driver Behaviour

                             Higher Frequency of
                             violations
Previous Enforcement
   April 2012
               McFadden requested Traffic Safety
     Councillor
      Committee to investigate and plan a course of action.

     18   vehicles ticketed on Perennial Drive
       15for stopping in school zone
       1 for parking in prohibited area
       2 for stopping in prohibited area
Previous Enforcement
   Oct 2012
     26   vehicles ticketed on Tenth Line West
       13   for parking longer than 3 hours
      3     for parking within 3m of fire hydrant
      3     for parking on highway which is unlicensed
      1     for parking in prohibited area
      6     for parking vehicle unlawfully

    2   vehicles ticketed on Perennial Drive
      1  for stopping on the sidewalk
       1 for stopping in prohibited area
What has School Council Done?
   Reinforce communication to Parents via Newsletter

   Individual coaching & educating parents.

   Ongoing Safety & Traffic Blitzes
       Nov 6 & Nov 8 – Co-Chairs joined the blitz


   Cone setting = Dedicated lane
What has School Council Done?
                        Deployed Cones to
                        form a bus lane

                        Traffic Management is
                        required at the
                        entrance

                        Frequency of U-Turns
What has School Council Done?
                         Blitz uncovered a
                         “systemic” need for
                         traffic management.

                         A systematic change
                         required that is less
                         dependent upon
                         human intervention.
What has School Council Done?




           Cone Setting
Recommendations
   Pavement Markings indicating No Stopping
Recommendations
   Review Further West Entrance as Primary




         Municipal
           Lot
Recommendations
    Extend Kiss N Ride to Stack More Cars
Recommendations
   Involve Experts to investigate solution

   Traffic and Safety Blitzes by Police Services
     Condition Driver Behaviour
     Regular cadence



   Other solutions
Traffic Recap
   Congestion, Blockage & Driver Behaviour
       Affects school, parents, community

   Need a “systemic” solution

   Need multiple Municipal Blitzes i.e. quarterly
       Educate drive behaviour

   Full Day Kindergarten 2013 will amplify issue
Proactive Community Relationships
Proactive Community Relationships
   Define the issue
       Proactive
         School reaches out to Parents
         Parents reach out to School


   Raise established School & Community Relationship

   Settlement Worker – Community Liaison

   Highlight Pathways of Engagement
       Its OK to contact the teacher when things are good.
       Its OK to contact the teacher when things are not good.
Proactive Community Relationships
   Proposed Formation of Sub-Committee
       Find ways to spearhead engagement.


   Educate Pathways on Engagement
       Teachers are resources.
Proactive Community Relationships
            Goal: Symbiotic Relationship

                    1+1=3
                       School




      Community                  Parents
School Success Goals
   Summary
• Highly Accountable School Council

• Strategic Roadmap

   • Focused on fewer bigger initiatives
   • Let’s not boil the ocean; work on the ponds.

• Need Municipal help as stakeholders in the strategic plan.
Oscar Peterson School Council Roadmap 2012/2013
                                     Focused On Student Success…..
             Traffic                 Proactive Community              Raising Accountability         Future Pillar
                                         Relationship
        Reduce the risk                 Delighted Parents                 Get On With It
Reduce traffic congestion,       Achieve 2 interactive            Improve stakeholder
blockage and condition Driver    parent/school nights to          accountability by Mar 2012 –
behaviour for the safety of      pathway success                  parents, teachers, students
children. Timing – Immediate
                                 Update Report to School
                                 Council Nov 14




STRATEGY:                        STRATEGY:                        STRATEGY:
• Educate: Define the issue at   • Proactive Community            • Plan to Win: Roll out
  the School Council meeting                                        comprehensive Learning
                                   Relations Sub-Committee:
  Nov 14.                                                           Journals for higher grades
                                   Drive planning and
                                   organization with OPPS;          in future years
•   Communicate: Employ            report back to School
    communication tactics to       Council                        •   Consistently, Consistent:
    address behaviour;                                                Consistent Learning
    newsletter, traffic blitzs   •                                    environments applied by
                                     Communication: Seek
                                     channels to garner two way       OPPS for the student success
•   Stakeholders: Involve            engagement                       reinforced by parents
    Municipal Representatives

				
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