Highlights of the Regular Board Meeting
Memorial High School
October 26, 2009
- Dr. Davis discussed with the Board the impact on regional boards in respect to inadequate funding. He stated that CBVRSB has felt the impact, and the aggregate impact of all regional boards has to be conveyed to the Government of Nova Scotia.
- Dr. Davis addressed the issue of homework – too much or too little. He stated there are at least two views on this subject. Parents are never sure there is enough of it, and students feel that even a little is too much. Dr. Davis stated that schools generally attempt a compromise on these two stands. In many schools, the amount and type of homework is left to the discretion of the individual teacher.
- The Board was informed that the Coordinator of Human Resources, Joe Chisholm, has been collaborating with Charles Sheppard, Coordinator of School Services and Database Manager, Jim MacNeil, in the Pandemic Planning process for the board. Initial efforts have allowed the coordinators to gather daily absence data for all staff and students.
- Lorne Green, Board Chair, gave notice that the mandate set by the Department of Education in respect to student outcomes has to be funded adequately, in order that regional Boards are able to achieve their objectives. He further indicated that differentiated student needs have to be identified, and again funded accordingly.
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For more information, contact Superintendent of Schools, Ed Davis, at (902) 564-8293