The survey highlighted above is for SCDSB parents,students,teachers and community members only. It asks those submitting responses to analyse the positives and negatives of Early-Start (8:00 a.m.) rather than the current start time of 8:45 a.m
The SCDSB has sent out a notification that reads: “Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) has announced that the previously announced ‘day of protest’ for January 16 is CANCELLED. Therefore secondary schools will remain OPEN. Please check SCDSB home website for updates under Labour Situation – www.scdsb.on.ca
A 4.a.m. decision by the Ontario Labour Relations Board has resulted in the an order for teachers in elementary schools to be at work today Jan.11, 2013, contrary to the unions original plan to hold a day of protest. As such all teachers must report to school. However, there are no buses running for elementary [...]
French Immersion program to start Sept. 2013 in grade 1. ( No grade 4 entry point) Start of grade 5 entry for Extended French to continue for next four years; then phased out. Clearview not to get Extended French Program Letter to be sent by SCDSB Board Chair asking for Minister of Education to rescind Bill 115 [...]
There is a joint meeting of the Business and Facilities committee and the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) on May 22, 2012. I will add commentary to this blog space later in the week. (See below )
The Fraser report comes out annually. The statistics are often portrayed by school boards in the negative when schools are ranked poorly and positively if they have schools that rank high. An estimate of their value and validity should probably be somewhere in between.
A new B memo was issued by the MOE on Feb. 29, 2012 dealing with the issue of class caps in the JK and SK programs across the province. This would standardize class sizes across the province. B- 04 2012 Table A
All buses closed in all zones Feb. 29, 2012. You can get further info on descriptions of zones and easy link for confirmation of bus status here.
First text books by school text-book publishers are now going digital only. This follows years of a demographic downward slope in student numbers, coupled with two years of cuts [in Ontario] in text-book funding. US sales of K-12 textbooks dropped 16.9% in 2011, year over year. In this environment McGraw-Hill launched its first all-digital, cloud-based [...]