PETES GB Meeting; partnership agreements

PETES GB meeting – just my second one of the year.

These are the meetings that mean the most to me.  Governing Boards are where the “real action” is.  And it’s interesting to see how things are presented and received at the GB as opposed to at standing committees.

The new principal here has been very well received, and now I can see why – he has been great for this school, and in a tough situation too, following an extremely popular principal.

Partnership agreements were discussed – and I still see this as a golden opportunity for schools and school boards.  Putting down on paper agreements that have measurable goals for all concerned is a good thing – remembering that these measures do in fact go two ways.  YES, we can reach 87% success rate.  But we will have to clearly define both the end goal and the measures we must put in place to achieve that end goal.

If we identify that special needs requires additional support in order to accomplish our goal, then we must have that additional support.  If we don’t get what we need, well, we cannot accomplish our goal either.  That is why it is so important that measures be clearly defined and that they apply not only to goals but to the specific requirements agreed upon in order to achieve those goals.

Congrats PETES on keeping what I see as one of the most functional and friendly GB’s going strong!  🙂




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One response to “PETES GB Meeting; partnership agreements

  1. nicnoc

    Who ever heard of a politician refusing to state his opinion!

    Seriously, Freedom of Speech for elected school commissioners is also guaranteed under the Quebec Charter and in Education Act.

    Fundamental freedoms (Quebec Charter).
    3. Every person is the possessor of the fundamental freedoms, including freedom of conscience,freedom of religion, freedom of opinion, freedom of expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of association.

    Education Act, s.175 – Code of ethics and professional conduct for commissioners sets out the duties and obligations of commissioners.
    This section must not be construed so as to restrict the freedom of speech inherent in a commissioner’s function.

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