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									ALL SCHOOLS: PLEASE POST ON STAFF BULLETIN BOARD




Note: Not all decisions made by the Board will appear in this summary as some actions deal with
the day-to-day responsibilities of the Board.

TWELFTH MEETING OF THE 2009                                      Pioneer Village on April 30, 2009. The
LONDON DISTRICT CATHOLIC SCHOOL                                  LDCSB was represented by students from St.
BOARD – MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2009 – 7:00                             Robert, Monsignor O'Neil, Assumption and
P.M.                                                             Sir Arthur Carty and each of these schools had
                                                                 award winning projects.
2009 Board of Trustees:
                                                        Phone    Jordan Yumol and Sergio Cobos from Sir
Loren Demelo, Chair Ext. 40016 or, (519) 851-2716                Arthur Carty completed a project on Juno
Vice Chair, William Hall ............. (519) 631-6694            Beach and they won the Historica Provincial
Sandra Cruz ................................. (519) 619-0535     Award. Sergio qualified to travel to Ottawa
John Ferris ................................... (519) 657-9074   from June 10-14 to represent Sir Arthur Carty
Anne Kavelaars ............................ (519) 289-5823       at the Provincial Historica Fair.
Cliff Roach ................................... (519) 539-3414
Patrick Smith................................ (519) 439-7831     Jessica Bell from Monsignor O'Neil won the
Paul Whitehead ........................... (519) 642-2600        Women's History Award for her excellent
Student Trustee Lauren Silvestro (519) 660-2798                  project on "Women and the War Effort During
                                                                 World War Two". She also won the Historica
Prayers were offered:                                            Provincial Award. Jessica also traveled to
   For a trusting reliance on God who is always                  Ottawa to represent Monsignor O'Neil at the
   with us                                                       Provincial Historica Fair.
   For an end to prejudice and discrimination
   For freedom from fear and anxiety                             Superintendent of Education, Sharon Wright-
                                                                 Evans introduced Curriculum Support
For the family of Rita Haill on the death of her                 Teacher, Ronan Heffernan who made a
father, Joseph Tonin.     Rita is a Guidance                     presentation.
Counsellor at Regina Mundi Catholic College.
                                                                 Celebration of Student Success
PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS:                                            As part of the Community, Culture and Caring
Regional Historica Fair                                          initiative that is under the umbrella of Student
One hundred and thirty-five (135) students from                  Success, Grade 11 students attended a Youth
both the Thames Valley District School Board and                 Leadership Camp.
the London District Catholic School Board
participated in the Regional Historica Fair at
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Superintendent of Education, Tamara Nugent              The proposed policy was subsequently
introduced Student Success Consultant, Heather          distributed to stakeholders for written
Getliffe and a student from Regina Mundi                comment. Comments and suggestions were
Catholic College, Aisling Mullarkey who made a          received and have been incorporated into the
presentation.                                           policy where appropriate and are highlighted
                                                        for your information.
Presentation to 2008-2009 Student Trustee
                                                        Superintendent of Education, Terry Grand and
Lauren Silvestro
                                                        John Paul II Catholic Secondary School
Student Trustee Lauren Silvestro completed her
                                                        Principal, Ed DeDecker were available to
term at the end of the Monday, June 22, 2009
                                                        answer questions related to this policy.
Board meeting.
                                                        Board Action:
Chair, Loren Demelo and Director of Education,
                                                        The Board approved Policy Code: J 5.9 –
Wilma de Rond made a presentation.
                                                        Student Safety and Welfare – Diabetes
                                                        Management in Schools, as presented,
ACTION ITEMS:                                           effective immediately.
Report of the Standing Advisory Committee on
Catholicity and Stewards in Catholic Education
                                                        Revised Policy Code: J 4.1 – Administering
Report of the meeting held on Thursday, May 21,
                                                        Medications and/or Assisted Tests to
2009 to consider: Stewards; Catholicity; New
                                                        Students
Business and Setting Next Agenda.
                                                        At its April 14, 2009 meeting, the Board of
                                                        Trustees gave first reading to the attached
Director of Education, Wilma de Rond was
                                                        revised policy Code: J 4.1 – Administering
available to answer questions arising from the
                                                        Medications and/or Assisted Tests to Students.
report.
                                                        The proposed policy was subsequently
Board Action:
                                                        distributed to stakeholders for written
Item was received and filed.
                                                        comment. Comments and suggestions were
                                                        received and have been incorporated into the
Report of the Special Education Advisory                policy where appropriate and are highlighted
Committee                                               for your information.
Report of the meeting held on Thursday, May 28,
2009 to consider: Business Arising from Minutes;        Superintendent of Education, Terry Grand and
Association      Report;     Chair’s     Report;        John Paul II Catholic Secondary School
Superintendent’s Report; Premier Update and             Principal, Ed DeDecker were available to
Parent Connection.                                      answer questions related to this policy.

Superintendent of Education, Terry Grand was            Board Action:
available to answer questions arising from the          The Board approved Policy Code: J 4.1 –
report.                                                 Administering Medications and/or Assisted
                                                        Tests to Students, as presented, effective
Board Action:                                           immediately.
Item was received and filed.
                                                        Premier Assistive Technology
Draft Policy Code: J 5.9 – Student Safety and           Premier was introduced into our schools in
Welfare – Diabetes Management in Schools                September, 2008. At home access for all
At its April 14, 2009 meeting, the Board of             students, parents and staff began in January
Trustees gave first reading to the attached draft       2009. A brief demonstration and an overview
policy Code: J 5.9 – Student Safety and Welfare –       of Premier Assistive Technology will be
Diabetes Management in Schools.                         offered.
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Superintendent of Education, Terry Grand                 The deadline for filing 2009-2010 Estimates
introduced Affiliate Liaison Teachers, Pat               with the Ministry of Education is Tuesday,
Hammond and Siobhan Liabotis who made a                  June 30, 2009.
presentation.
                                                         Superintendent of Business and Treasurer,
Board Action:                                            Tim Holmes presented the Budget and
Item was received.                                       Estimates.

                                                         Board Action:
Special Education Plan 2009
                                                         The London District Catholic School Board
The Special Education Advisory Committee
                                                         approved the 2009/2010 Budget and Estimates
(SEAC) has agreed to recommend that the Board
                                                         as presented in the amount of $216,054,087
approve the Special Education Plan, 2009 for
                                                         and that the 2009/2010 Estimates, as
submission to the Ministry of Education.
                                                         presented, be submitted to the Ministry of
                                                         Education.
Boards must comply with “Standards for School
Boards’ Special Education Plans” issued by the
Ministry of Education in October 2000. One               Report on Staff         was    approved    as
requirement of the Standards directs Boards to           recommended.
describe majority or minority reports received
from the Special Education Advisory Committee.
                                                         RFP 09-08 – Consulting Services for
There were no minority or majority reports
                                                         Microsoft Infrastructure Build
submitted. The Special Education Plan is available
                                                         Request for Proposal RFP 09-08 was
online at:
                                                         advertised electronically on the Board website
http://www.ldcsb.on.ca/schoolservices/programs/s
                                                         and with the Ontario Public Buyers’
pecial_ed_parrentsupport.asp
                                                         Association. The proposal document stated
                                                         that the Board was seeking a strategic single
Superintendent of Education, Terry Grand and
                                                         bidder deployment partner and the budget
Senior Administrator, Special Education, John
                                                         figure of $150,000.00 was identified for this
Mombourquette made a presentation.
                                                         school year.
Board Action:
                                                         Board Action:
The Board approved the Special Education Plan,
                                                         The Board instructed Administration to
2009 for submission to the Ministry of Education.
                                                         proceed with awarding the contract to
                                                         Wolfbridge TSS for Consulting Services for
2009-2010 Preliminary Budget and Estimates               Microsoft Infrastructure Build in the amount
The initial Board deficit was estimated to be            of $194,400.00 for Stage I with a payment of
$2,846,465, partially as a result of approximately       $150,000.00 from the 2008-2009 budget year
$1.01 million of Provincial grant reductions.            and the remainder in the 2009-2010 budget
Administration has identified $2,087,148 of              year.
expenditure reductions and $440,355 of additional
revenue to reduce the deficit to $318,962.
                                                         RFP 09-09 – Contract Custodial Services –
Administration recommends that $318,962 be
                                                         St. Anne’s Catholic Elementary School and
transferred from the Reserve for Working Funds to
                                                         St. Joseph’s Catholic High School
produce the balanced budget that is presented for
                                                         In June 2008 the Board advertised and
consideration.
                                                         completed a prequalification process for
                                                         contract custodial services and eleven (11)
A Public Input Session was scheduled for
                                                         firms were designated prequalified for this
Monday, June 15, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. and one
                                                         commodity. RFP 09-09 documents were
presentation was received.
                                                         issued to the prequalified firms providing
                                                         them the option of submitting a proposal on
                                                         one or both of the sites in St. Thomas.
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Board Action:                                             Board Action:
The Board awarded the contract for custodial              Refer to the Committee of the Whole in
services at St. Anne’s Catholic Elementary School         Camera.
to Omni Facility Services for an estimated value of
$106,203.00.
                                                          Report on Secondary Vice Principal
                                                          A report was distributed to Trustees only.
The Board awarded the contract for custodial
services at St. Joseph’s Catholic High School to
                                                          Board Action:
Commercial Cleaning Services for an estimated
                                                          Refer to the Committee of the Whole in
value of $150,105.92.
                                                          Camera.

Tender 2009-10 – Relocation of Portable
                                                          FUTURE MEETINGS:
Classroom Units 2009
                                                          Board Meetings:
The Board’s consultant, Stevenson Engineering
                                                          Monday, July 6 - 7:00 p.m. (if required)
Limited prepared detailed specification documents
                                                          Monday, August 24 - 7:00 p.m.
and the tender was advertised electronically with
                                                          Monday, September 14 - 7:00 p.m.
the Ontario Public Buyers’ Association and on the
                                                          Monday, September 28 - 7:00 p.m.
Board webpage.

Board Action:                                             Committee Meetings:
The Board accepted the bid submitted by                   Salary Negotiating Committee – At the call
Continental Building Movers Ltd. in the amount of         of the Chair
$188,079.04 including 10% Contingency and 5%              Special Education Advisory Committee – At
GST for the relocation of six (6) portable                the call of the Chair
classroom units.                                          Standing        Advisory   Committee   on
                                                          Catholicity and Stewards in Catholic
                                                          Education – Thursday, September 24 - 4:30
Field Trips Approved by the Director
                                                          p.m., Catholic Education Centre
St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School –
                                                          London District Catholic School Council –
Thirty (30) Grades 11 and 12 students visiting
                                                          At the call of the Chair
Monte Christi, Dominican Republic, departing on
                                                          Communications Committee – At the call of
Saturday, April 17, 2010 and returning on Sunday,
                                                          the Chair
April 25, 2010.
                                                          Graduation Ceremonies:
Board Action:
                                                          Catholic Central High School – Thursday,
Item was received and filed.
                                                          June 25 – 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cathedral
                                                          Basilica
Report on Vice Principals’ Pool – English                 Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School –
Elementary and French Immersion                           Thursday, June 25 – 7:00 p.m. at All Saints
A report was distributed to Trustees only.                Catholic Church, Strathroy
                                                          John Paul II Catholic Secondary School –
Board Action:                                             Thursday, June 25 – 7:00 p.m. at the school
Refer to the Committee of the Whole in Camera.            Mother Teresa Catholic Secondary School –
                                                          Wednesday, June 24 – 7:00 p.m. at the
                                                          London Convention Centre
Report on Elementary Vice Principals
                                                          Regina Mundi College – Thursday, June 25 –
A report was distributed to Trustees only.
                                                          7:00 p.m. at St. Justin’s Church
                                                          St. Joseph’s Catholic High School –
Board Action:
                                                          Thursday, June 25 – 7:00 p.m. at the school
Refer to the Committee of the Whole in Camera.
                                                          St. Mary’s Catholic High School –
                                                          Thursday, June 25 – 7:00 p.m. at the school
Property Matter
A report was distributed to Trustees only.
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St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School
– Thursday, June 25 – 7:00 p.m. at the London            1. Rick Sheardown currently in the
Convention Centre                                           Secondary Vice Principal pool and
                                                            Student Success Teacher, Regina Mundi
                                                            Catholic College, London be appointed
REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE
                                                            Secondary Vice Principal and assigned
WHOLE IN CAMERA:
                                                            Secondary Vice Principal, Regina Mundi
The Committee reported receiving a Report on
                                                            Catholic College, London.
Vice Principals’ Pool – English Elementary and
French Immersion and that it approved that the
following be added to the Elementary Vice
Principal pool effective June 23, 2009 to June 22,
2011:
Tony D’Oria
Valerie Popovich
Paula Vanderhyden

It was further reported that the Committee
received a Report on Elementary Vice Principals
and that the following be appointed and assigned
as indicated, effective September 1, 2009:

1. Cheryl Anthony currently in the Elementary
   Vice Principal pool and Elementary Teacher,
   St. Gabriel Catholic Elementary School, St.
   Thomas and St. Mark Catholic Elementary
   School, London be appointed Elementary
   Acting Vice Principal and assigned
   Elementary Acting Vice Principal, St.
   Catherine of Siena Catholic Elementary
   School.

2. Tony D’Oria currently in the Elementary Vice
   Principal pool and Vice Principal, Regina
   Mundi Catholic College, London be appointed
   Elementary Vice Principal and assigned
   Elementary Vice Principal, St. Francis
   Catholic Elementary School, London.

3. Paula Vanderhyden currently in the
   Elementary Vice Principal pool and Secondary
   Teacher, St. Joseph’s Catholic High School,
   St. Thomas be appointed Elementary Acting
   Vice Principal and assigned Elementary
   Acting Vice Principal, St. Paul Catholic
   Elementary School, London.

The Committee reported dealing with a Property
Matter.

On the Report on Secondary Vice Principal, the
Committee reported that the following be
appointed and assigned as indicated, effective
September 1, 2009:

								
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