Board Meeting Highlights … August 27, 2012
Trustees were back to business after what has been a very busy summer. Chair Philip Squire said there has been a lot of rhetoric over the summer months. He said Trustees will maintain their focus in moving forward to deliver the best Catholic education they can. He said the Board has a good working relationship with all of its stakeholders and it will continue to have that.
In other news:
* Trustees have voted to enact a new policy on Apparel Purchases and Fair Labour Practices as of September of 2013. It was to have come into effect this September but the Board received a recommendation from the committee that has been working on the new policy, that there is more work to be completed in order for the policy to be fully implemented in our system.
The committee reported it has become clear that the volume of apparel purchases within the London District Catholic School Board is beyond the initial understanding of the committee and therefore more time is required in order to identify, document and identify processes in order for all schools to comply with the intent of the policy.
It continued that no list of preferred vendors (those who could meet the intent of the policy) existed within our Board or any other board in the province. The scope of the LDCSB policy is beyond most other board policies as those tend to focus on uniforms only.
Therefore, said the committee, it is necessary to conduct further research and communication with vendors in order to identify vendors who meet the necessary requirements.
* Trustees have taken steps to dispose of two surplus properties in Oxford County. St. Francis Catholic Elementary School, located at Box 429, Main Street, Princeton, and St. Rita's Catholic Elementary School, located at 908 Dundas Street in Woodstock are not required for Board purposes and Administration has been authorized to dispose of this property in accordance with regulation 444/98 at fair market value.
* John Marinelli, currently Secondary Vice Principal, Catholic Central High School,
has been assigned as Secondary Vice Principal, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic
Secondary School, effective September 1st. (Left)
* And Principal Jeff Gillies has been appointed the Board’s representative on the London Public Library Board.