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Highlights from the November 10 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
Highlights from the November 10 Board of Trustees’ Meeting
Posted on 11/12/2021

Full details on presentations, reports and discussions can be found in the agenda or reviewed in the recorded broadcast.

November 12, 2021 (Brockville, ON) – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, for a regularly scheduled board meeting.

Student Census Focuses on Equity and Inclusion

Staff provided an update on the Board Equity Inclusion Plan, which is a demographic data-driven tool designed to capture the experiences and outcomes of students.

Mandated by the Ministry of Education, the UCDSB will be delivering a student census to better understand the demographic makeup of our students, how they are being served, and will help the school board to improve learning outcomes for all learners, regardless of class, gender, ethnicity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Perth & District Collegiate Institute will pilot the census. The voluntary census will be conducted for the Grades 7 and 8 students, which will be completed electronically in December. The data collected will give the school board feedback on how to better help support students in their experiences at school.

Director’s Work Plan Presented to Trustees

The annual Director’s Work Plan was presented to trustees, which includes four areas of focus: Graduation Rate/Student Success, Student Culture, Community, and Staff Culture.

The UCDSB graduation rate and student success plan will focus on increasing and maintaining the graduation rate to 90 per cent as well as work to ensure 90 per cent of students read, write and perform number sense and operations at their grade level.

Initiatives have also been planned to implement more equity, wellness and Indigenous education practices into the classrooms with the intention to increase student wellness and sense of belonging to 100 per cent.

The UCDSB plans to increase connections with the community and stakeholders to enhance student learning experiences.

Staff culture will focus on ensuring that staff feel supported by the school board in their work and have the resources they need to be successful. Trustees learned that the UCDSB will measure success from this initiative through surveys and ongoing feedback.

 

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Upper Canada District School Board
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