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Board Meeting Highlights – April 2, 2024

Board Meeting Highlights – April 2, 2024
Posted on 04/03/2024
Mine Centre School Board Meeting Highlights – April 2, 2024

New Board Trustee Sworn In
Lori Ann Shortreed has been appointed as a Trustee by the Rainy River District School Board for Fort Frances and the unorganized areas east of Fort Frances. Her term will run from April 2, 2024, to November 14, 2026.

Recognition Of Excellence 
Barbe Dennis, Principal of Mine Centre School, shared insights about the school's Family Literacy Day, an event that was held on  February 29th and which was aimed at fostering a sense of community within the school and enhancing connections with parents and families. Welcoming family members to the school provided students with an opportunity to shine and enjoy a fun filled and relaxed environment.
View report here

System-Program/Curriculum Success
Mike Parkhill from SayItFirst Inc. discussed the Anishinaabemodaa project, which seeks to lower suicide rates by educating indigenous youth their language. He also shared the challenges and progress of the First Nation language program and the impact it has had on the community. 
View report here

Board Reports
The following policies were reviewed at the Policy Committee meeting on March 26, 2024, and recommendations were presented to the Trustees for approval and for stakeholder consultation. 
Presented to the Trustees for approval:
i. Policy 4.16 Safe Schools 
ii. Policy 7.85 Student Safety 
And for stakeholder consultation:
iii. Policy 2.67 Equity and Inclusive Education 
iv. Policy 1.07 The Role of the Board of Trustees
View polices here

Future Board Meetings
Regular Board Meetings are held in person and online and the links to join the meetings will be posted on the RRDSB website. 
Tuesday May 7, 2024
Tuesday June 4, 2024
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