December 2006

Previous months and years

Issue Date From To Document Title/Details Action Required Due Date
21/12/2006 Regional Manager's Memo Directors of Education, Supervisory Officers and Secretary – Treasurers of School Authorities Model Projects to Promote Positive Student Behaviour    
20/12/2006 Elizabeth Harding, Director, Policy and Program Branch Directors of Education, Supervisory Officers and Secretary-Treasurers of School Authorities, Secondary School Principals, Student Trustees, Guidance Counsellors Healthy Schools – Funding for Secondary Student Engagement Funds are to be spent by June 30, 2007. Boards will need to report on the spending by September 28, 2007.  
20/12/2006

Paul Anthony Director, Teaching Policy and Standards Branch

Directors of Education, District School Boards, Supervisory Officers and Secretary Treasurers of School Authorities, Director of Provincial School Authority

New Teacher Induction Program (NTIP): Fall 2006 Update

See also:

Fact sheet for Supervisory Officers
NTIP Brochure
NTIP 2005-06 Summary Report Highlights
Additional resources on the Ministry web site

Boards are reminded that all new teachers who successfully completed the NTIP should have had their names submitted to the College to receive the notation on their Certificate of Qualification.  
19/12/2006

Nancy Whynot, Director, Business Services Branch

Directors of Education

2006: SB28
Student Transportation Survey

Reports are now available

Complete the 2006-2007 transportation survey online 18/03/2007
18/12/2006 Aryeh Gitterman, Assistant Deputy Minister, Instruction and Leadership Development Division, Ministry of Education

Trinela Cane, Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy Development and Youth Services, Ministry of Children and Youth Services
Directors of Education
Secretary-Treasurers and Supervisory Officers of School Authorities
Model Projects to Promote Positive Student Behaviour

See also: Model Projects Proposal Guide
Detailed information will be provided by Dec. 22, 2006  
15/12/2006 Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education School Council Chairs Ontario Provincial Parent Board

See also:

Letter to Parent Involvement Committee Chair

Ontario Provincial Parent Board Call for Applications

Ontario Provincial Parent Board Application Form

Interested applicants are to submit the completed application form. 16/02/2007
15/12/2006

Avis Glaze

Directors of Education, Supervisory Officers and Secretary-Treasurers of School Authorities, Director of the Provincial Schools Branch, Supervisory Officer of Centre Jules-Léger

Schools on the Move: Lighthouse Program – Phase 2

   
13/12/2006 Ben Levin, Deputy Minister Directors of Education Year End Letter    
13/12/2006 Sue Durst, Director, Curriculum and Assessment Policy Branch

Kirsten Parker, Director, Student Success/ Learning to 18 Implementation, Training and Evaluation Branch

Ginette Plourde, Director, French-Language Education Policy and Programs Branch

Directors of Education, Supervisory Officers and Secretary-Treasurers of School Authorities, Supervisory Officer of Centre Jules-Léger Centre, Student Success Leaders Credit Recovery Implementation – Template and Process All boards will need to review their current Credit Recovery Programs and utilize the templates to ensure that their programs are in alignment  
13/12/2006

Kirsten Parker, Director, Student Success/ Learning to 18 Implementation, Training and Evaluation Branch

Directors of Education
Secretary-Treasurers of School Authorities

Provincial Symposium for Student Success Leaders
January 15 to 17, 2006

   
13/12/2006 Regional Manager's Memo Directors of Education
Secretary-Treasurers of School Authorities
New Regional Manager
(Barrie Regional Office)
   
12/12/2006

Nancy Whynot, Director, Business Services Branch

Senior Business Officials

2006: SB27
Short Term Financing for Good Places to Learn
Stage 1 and Stage 2
   
11/12/2006 Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education

Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Health Promotion

School Principals

Healthy Schools Challenge

See also:

Healthy Schools Challenge Acceptance Form

All Ontario schools are encouraged to participate  
07/12/2006

Nancy Whynot, Director, Business Services Branch

Directors of Education 2006: SB26
Update on Student Transportation Reforms
   
05/12/2006

Don Young, Director, Information Management Branch

Directors of Education

Suspension and Expulsion Data Internet Site Posting

The memo is to inform Directors of Education that the Ministry's public Internet site will be updated in January to include 2004-05 data on suspensions and expulsions.  Boards are requested to submit changes to the Ministry by January 15, 2007.  15/01/2007
05/12/2006

Nancy Naylor, Assistant Deputy Minister, Business and Finance Division

Directors of Education

2006:B15
School Board Expenditure Guidelines

Appendix

It is expected that school boards will establish new policies or revise existing policies in each of the four areas and that the policies will be consistent with the guidelines provided by the Ministry. It is also expected that school boards will make these policies available on their public websites by March 31, 2007.

 

 

 

 

31 Mar 2007

04/12/2006 Honourable Kathleen Wynne, Minister of Education

Honourable Jim Watson,   Minister of Health Promotion

School Principals

Healthy Schools Recognition Program

See also

Foundations for a Healthy School

Foundations for a Healthy School – Chart

Template

   
04/12/2006

Avis Glaze, Chief Student Achievement Officer

Directors of Education, Secretaries of School Authorities, Superintendents of Provincial Schools

Leading and Learning: Improving Student Achievement in Schools Facing Challenging Circumstances: An Innovative Professional Development Resource for Ontario schools

View this new online resource  
04/12/2006 

Dominic Giroux, Assistant Deputy Minister, French-Language Education and Educational Operations Division

Directors of Education of District School Boards

Minister Meeting with District School Board Chairs

 

   
01/12/2006 Regional Manager's Memo Directors of Education
Supervisory Offices and Secretary Treasurers of School Authorities, Deans of the University of Ottawa and Queen's University Faculties of Education
Summary Report of September 14, 2006 consultation session on the Draft Aboriginal Education Policy Framework