Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting
September 28, 2009
Memorial High School
- Superintendent Davis pointed out to the Board that CBVRSB has been forced to reduce our teaching force by forty-two (42) teachers this year which affects the Board’s ability to keep class sizes under control and grade configuration at a comfortable level. Dr. Davis also pointed out that the spin off for job opportunities has been felt by our substitute teachers who have been waiting for opportunities for permanent positions.
- The Board has been fortunate that forty-two (42) of our schools have been able to contend with the reduced budget consequences. We have been dealing with ten (10) schools that have further concerns about their staffing. The elected School Board has met on three occasions over the last three months on this very matter.
- The Board will continue to make every effort to provide an educational experience designed to meet the educational needs of all our students. This will include alternatives to instructional delivery which will make use of limited resources in the most effective and efficient manner.
- Jim Burton, Regional Education Officer, informed the Board that revisions are on-going in many areas of Social Studies curriculum.
- Board Chair, Lorne Green, stated that 2009-2010 will be a great challenge for our administrators and teachers, as they will have to come up with new ways of teaching outside the box!
For more information, contact Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Ed Davis, at (902) 564-8293