Input required: Two motions for Tuesday’s board agenda

At Tuesday’s board meeting two motions will be coming forward for discussion as well as a number of policies. You can read the full agenda here:

http://www.epsb.ca/board/agenda.shtml

I am pleased to see that this meeting will be webcast as well, so please tune-in and help us spread the word about this new trial initiative. Please share the link:

http://www.livestream.com/edmontonpublicschools

Here are two motions in particular that I wanted to draw your attention to and encourage you to share your thoughts with me before the board meeting michael.janz@epsb.ca. The Special Needs Task Force was hotly-debated throughout our recent election campaign and I have heard a diversity of opinions.

TO: Board of Trustees FROM: Trustee D. Colburn SUBJECT: Motion re Establishment of a Special Needs Task Force

RECOMMENDA TION

That the Board establish a task force to review and make recommendations on special needs education in order to enhance the education and outcomes for all special needs students. The terms of reference would be developed by the task force and approved by the Board.

**** * Notice of the above motion was served at the November 2, 2010 board meeting.

TO: Board of Trustees FROM: Trustee M. Janz  SUBJECT: Motion re Commitment to Discussions with Provincial and Municipal Governments re School Space

RECOMMENDA TION

That the Board reaffirm its commitment to discussions with the provincial and municipal governments regarding all possibilities related to space including school closures, school viability and community buildings.

**** * Notice of the above motion was served at the November 2, 2010 board meeting.