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EDC meetings February 12 & March 26
Policy Review Public Meeting and Successor By-Law Public Meeting: Tuesday February 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm, OCSB Boardroom
TAKE NOTICE that at the regular meeting of the Board on February 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) will hold public meetings pursuant to Section 257.60 and 257.63 of the Education Act. The purpose of these meetings will be: 1) to review the current education development charge polices of the Board and to solicit public input, and 2) to consider the continued imposition of education development charges and a successor by-law and to inform the public generally about the Board’s EDC proposal.
Public Meeting In Consideration of By-Law Adoption: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm, OCSB Boardroom
TAKE NOTICE that at the regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday March 26, 2019, the OCSB will hold a public meeting to consider the enactment of a successor EDC by-law in the City of Ottawa.
Visit ocsb.ca/planning for more detailed information, or if you wish to make a presentation.
Policy review process for the public before Feb 28
The OCSB has established a policy review process to allow students, parents, staff, and members of the OCSB community to submit feedback regarding Board policies currently under review. There are currently 27 policies under review. To be considered, your submission must identify your name, phone number, email address, residential address, relationship with the OCSB, and the name of the policy under review. All submissions must be received before 5:00 pm on February 28, 2019. Once all feedback has been received, it will be reviewed and considered by the Board’s Executive Committee. Recommended revisions to the policy will then be submitted to the Board of Trustees for final approval. View the policies under review.
Budget Public Input Session on March 26
The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) invites all interested stakeholders to attend a public input session regarding the OCSB's 2019/2020 Budget. Budget presentations from the public will be heard commencing at 6:45 pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in the Boardroom at the Catholic Education Centre, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 3R4.Please notify the Director’s Office by phone to 613-224-4455 Ext 2271 at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting if you wish to make a presentation. View the Board’s current 2018/2019 Budget.
Audited Consolidated Financial Statements available
In accordance with Section 252(2)1. of the Education Act, Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report of the Ottawa Catholic School Board for the year ended August 31, 2018 is now available for viewing at ocsb.ca/bps. Copies of the reports noted in this section may also be obtained either by writing to the Finance Department, Ottawa Catholic School Board, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, Ontario, K2G 3R4, by phone 613-224-2222 ext. 2281 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award nominations
Now accepting nominations for the Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award at the OCSB.
The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2019. The Distinguished Catholic Alumni Award acknowledges an alumnus who has achieved a high level of distinction and recognition in his or her chosen field, while exhibiting positive Catholic values reflecting the characteristics described by the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations. The OCSB presents the award annually during a Christian Community Day celebration each October. A $5,000 donation will be made, on behalf of the recipient, to the Catholic school of his/her choice, and a plaque of recognition will be maintained at the OCSB.
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OCSB appoints Cindy Simpson as Zone 10 Trustee
The Board of Trustees for the Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) has appointed Cindy Simpson as the Board Trustee for Zone 10, which encompasses the Rideau-Vanier, Rideau-Rockcliffe, and Somerset wards of Ottawa. Justice of the Peace, Paulina Brecher officiated at the swearing in ceremony in the OCSB Boardroom at the February 12, 2019 Board meeting.
Trustee Simpson served as a Catholic educator for 21 years, Catholic school principal for an additional 13 years, and Executive Director of the Youville Centre. She has participated in numerous community networks and committees such as the United Way Ottawa, the Child and Youth Mental Health Network of Ottawa, and the Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Steering Committee of Ottawa. With a proven career commitment to children and youth, Trustee Simpson is a strong advocate for equitable resources throughout the education system.read more
Immaculata High School hosted its first annual Girls Day Out for Wellness on November 30, 2019. All female students in Grades 7 & 8 were invited to participate in various activities to come together to “Be Community” and “Be Well” physically, mentally and spiritually. Our day of wellness began with senior students and recent graduates sharing their insights about getting involved in the school community in order to thrive at Immaculata. We thank these young ladies for sharing their personal experiences not only about their successes but also their hardships. They taught us that struggles can help us become stronger and more resilient!read more
Sharing inspirational Personalized Learning Centre (PLC) success
In September 2018, a new alternate program was launched in the OCSB. The Personalized Learning Centre (PLC) is comprised of two classrooms situated in the St. Nicholas Adult High School Admiral campus. The Board received an update on the program’s success and vision for the future.
There are currently 30 students enrolled in the program. Both the Grade 9/10 class and Grade 11/12 class benefit from a Teacher and Educational Assistant (EA), along with the resources of a Psychologist and Social Worker. Students enrolled in the unique program have a variety of diagnoses, exceptionalities, substance abuse issues, gaps in learning, or a history of attendance issues. Others are behind in credit accumulation. The curriculum is linked to “real life” and embeds the global competencies within the 22 different course being offered. Students can also benefit from co-operative learning, e-learning, and dual credit programs.read more
The Learning Partnership has recognized our very own, Lynne Charette, Principal of St. Benedict School, as one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals for 2019. Lynne is among 30 exceptional Canadian educators who are being celebrated by The Learning Partnership for demonstrating innovation, having an entrepreneurial spirit and for employing creativity in finding solutions and opportunities.
Lynne began her career as a teacher with the OCSB in 1984. During her 35 years with the OCSB, she has served as a classroom teacher, resource teacher, system special education consultant, vice-principal, and principal. Lynne was selected two years ago to open the OCSB’s new elementary school, St. Benedict. Lynne opened the school as a model that fully embraced deep learning. Her opening inquiry with her staff was “what is the difference that makes the difference for each child”?read more
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News From the Boardroom Summary
The January 22, 2019 blog post covers the following topics:
- Sharing inspirational Personalized Learning Centre (PLC) success
- Mourning the passing of an OCSB Trustee
- Meeting student needs with Supervised Alternative Learning (SAL)
- Fostering English language development for newcomers
- Digital religion resources for Grade 5 students
- 2019 OCSTA AGM resolutions for consideration
- Extended Day Program (EDP) calendar changes
- School site consultation and communication plan
- Ottawa Student Transportation Authority (OSTA) update