Highlights from the Board Room – September 26


Director’s Recognition

The Director’s Recognition Award highlights extraordinary contributions by staff members, students, school volunteers, or community members, and is presented by the director of education, Wes Hahn, at each Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) Public Meeting of the Board. Hahn introduced this month’s recipient of the Director’s Recognition Award.

Transportation Services supervisor, Patricia Hayward, has been with TLDSB for over 20 years and is the engine behind the department. In her role, Hayward co-ordinates all aspects of the Transportation Services responsibilities, and ensures that the 13,000 students who receive transportation are delivered to and from school each day. From reviewing demographic data, collaborating with the transportation consortium and bus operators, to ensuring routes and timing are aligned, Hayward leads her team in dealing with all matters of transportation while going above and beyond to support students and colleagues in TLDSB.

Transportation Services supervisor, Patricia Hayward

Student success data

Superintendent of learning, Kim Williams, presented trustees with student success data for credit accumulation from the 2022-2023 school year. Williams addressed how schools are supporting students individually to get them back on track with the number of credits they are earning. Last school year, students who were behind in their credit accumulation made significant gains towards increasing the number of credits they have.

Director’s report

Director of education, Wes Hahn, gave trustees an update about the system noting it has been a smooth and stable start to the school year. Hahn mentioned that the continuation of seeking staff and student voice from across the system will continue, and that he has started to gather feedback directly from school support staff such as custodians and secretaries. Hahn also noted that parents/guardians will have another opportunity to provide feedback through a survey this fall. Hahn quoted many areas in the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, which highlights the work TLDSB is doing in the areas of equity, inclusion, and well-being for all.

Lastly, Hahn noted that there are many events taking place this week in recognition and the education of truth and reconciliation. One of the system-wide initiatives is a live-streamed event hosted at Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute, where both elementary and secondary students will be participating either in-person or virtually.

Enrolment update

Superintendent of Human Resources Services, Traci Hubbert, presented trustees with an update on enrolment across the system. She noted that there are currently 11,837 elementary students, which is 56 students above projections, and 5,702 secondary students, which is 392 more than projected.

2023 Board meeting schedule

Board meetings are open to the public to attend at the host location in-person. For virtual access, the meetings are live-streamed and the link is made available on the tldsb.ca website on the day of the meeting.

Public Board MeetingOctober 24, 20236 p.m.Archie Stouffer Elementary School
Public Board MeetingNovember 28, 20236 p.m.Lindsay Education Centre (LEC)
Organizational Meeting of the BoardDecember 5, 20236 p.m.Muskoka Education Centre (MEC)

The schedule for 2024 meetings will be approved at the December 5, Annual Organizational Meeting of the Board.

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