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Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting, January 26, 2009
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Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting, January 26, 2009

Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting,

 January 26/09

Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

  • The Board met with the Minister of Education, Hon. Judy Streatch.

  • The Superintendent expressed his concerns regarding the possibility of inadequate funding for public education in 2009-2010.  The Board spent some time discussing the many voices of education.

  • The Board was proud to learn that Lisette Yorke, a graduate of Memorial High School, Sydney Mines, and now a student at University of North Carolina, has been awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.  Ms. Yorke will seek a master’s degree in immunology at Oxford, focusing on HIV-related processes.  Afterward, she hopes to earn a medical degree.

  • Teachers and school staff will participate in system-wide professional development and training on February 3/09.

  • The Adult Learning Association and the CB Regional Library sponsored a series of workshops aimed at enhancing parents’ ability to help their children with their homework P-6.  Sharon Boudreau, Consultant, Math P-6, was approached to become part of this project, and along with several mentors, presented a workshop at the McConnell Library in late November.

  • Schools across the board have been promoting various RCH initiatives and are doing remarkable work providing students with an understanding of Human Rights and Social Justice.

  • Phase 1 of the North Sydney Elementary school project has been completed, and Phase 11, construction of the building, is underway with foundations being poured.  Expected completion date is December, 2009.

Also, call for tenders on the new Glace Bay Jr. High are expected in March, 2009, beginning construction in April, with completion date of September, 2010.

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                         For more information, contact Superintendent of Schools, Ed Davis, at (902) 564-8293

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