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Board of Trustees responds to open letter from MPPs - Peel PC Caucus

​May 17, 2019

Members of Provincial Parliament
Peel Region – PC Caucus
Ministry of Education
13th floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON  M7A 1L2

Dear Members of Provincial Parliament, Peel, PC Caucus:

We are in receipt of your open letter to all directors of education, trustees and Peel residents, dated May 17, 2019. Thank you for reaching out to us and for your stated commitment to working together to protect and enhance the public education system. As always, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you face-to-face to share our concerns so that you can better understand the on-the-ground impact of recent Ministry of Education decisions on Peel District School Board students.

We understand the government’s focus on restoring fiscal sustainability for the people of Ontario. But, we cannot stand by as the province makes changes that affect students without offering factual accounts of what these changes mean at the micro-level—to students, classrooms and schools across Peel Region.

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Board of Trustees sends letter to Minister of Education to follow up on previous letter, share concerns related to cancellation of secondary courses

​May 14, 2019

The Honourable Lisa Thompson
Ministry of Education
13th floor, Mowat Block
900 Bay Street, Toronto, ON  M7A 1L2

Dear Minister Thompson:

Over the past few weeks, you have encouraged Ontario school boards and other education partners to share ideas and suggestions with the Ministry of Education by the end of May. As you requested, we would like to help you "get it right in the classroom to ensure student achievement," which is why we are writing to you again to express our ongoing concerns related to the province's new vision for education, while we await your response to our letter dated March 26, 2019.

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Apply for a position on the board's Parent Involvement Committee

The Peel District School Board's Parent Involvement Committee (PIC) is currently seeking parent applications to fill available positions, beginning September 2019 and ending August 2021.

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40 hours to graduate – Start this summer

​All students in Ontario secondary schools are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement in order to obtain their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Students are encouraged to start accumulating community involvement hours in the summer after grade 8.

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Student trustees elected for the 2019-20 school year

​Kenisha Arora and Prabhleen Nar have been elected as student trustees for the 2019-20 school year. Kenisha Arora, from Glenforest Secondary School, will represent schools south of Highway 401, and Prabhleen Nar, from Louise Arbour Secondary Sc hool, will represent schools north of Highway 401. 

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Summer School 2019

​Secondary School full credit and 55-hour session classes will be offered at 12 high schools throughout the Board this summer.  Peel eLearning-Summer classes, two-credit Co-operative Education, ESL and Summer Study/Travel programs are also available. ​

Please visit www.peelschools.org/summerschool for more details.

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