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Board Meeting News for June 20, 2018
Highlights from June 20th Board of Trustees Meeting
Posted on 06/22/2018
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June 22, 2018 (Brockville, ON) – Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met on Wednesday, June 20th, 2018 to discuss several agenda items:  

Special Recognition for Superintendent Valerie Allen: Chair of the Board, Jeff McMillan recognized Superintendent Valerie Allen, who was attending her last Board meeting after announcing her decision to pursue a secondment with the Ministry of Education in September 2018, in advance of her plans to retire.  McMillian recognized Allen for an outstanding career in education, as well as her handling of a variety of portfolios for the Board including: accessibility, board leadership development, student mental health, special education, curriculum programming, and wellness. Allen has served the students and schools in the Upper Canada District School Board for 29 years in the capacity as a teacher, elementary and secondary school principal and, by 2011, as a Superintendent of Schools. 

Special Education Plan Amendments: Superintendent of Schools Valerie Allen presented a report on amendments to the Special Education Plan for 2018-2019. Under provincial regulations, the plan must be reviewed annually and any amendments submitted to the Minister of Education. Trustees approved a range of revisions proposed by Allen to be incorporated into the 2018-2019 plan, such as: updates to Special Education Grant information; changes to wording in Early Identification Procedures and Intervention Strategies to reflect the end of the Board’s agreement with the Learning Partnership; updates to the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) Placements process to align with the Special Education in Ontario Kindergarten to Grade 12 document; inclusion of an IPRC Placements philosophy statement; and changes to special education staffing and transportation.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Stephen Sliwa
Director of Education
Upper Canada District School Board
613-342-0371 ext. 1234

Jeff McMillan
Chair
Upper Canada District School Board
613-340-5515

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