The Trillium Lakeland District School Board (TLDSB) met on the evening of Tuesday, June 10th, where they recognized some students for their contributions to the success of the scholastic year. Five of the seven members of the G7 Student Senate provided trustees with an overview of their experiences this year as they facilitated a number of events and initiatives in the board. Each G7 student took a turn to describe their role and provided details on this year’s new initiative: a mental health week. Jillian Hawley, who is an outgoing Student Trustee, was presented with a plaque denoting her time with the board. Trustee Chair Louise Clodd thanked Jillian for bringing the student voice to the table.
The Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) Jack A. MacDonald Award of Merit is awarded each year to a public school student in Ontario who has a sound academic record and outstanding community service and leadership. This year, Chase Woon, a Grade 12 student from IE Weldon Secondary School, was the winner of the award. Her nominator, Trustee Karen Round, presented the award to Chase and included a slide presentation to demonstrate the many ways Chase has impacted her community.
The budget for the Trillium Lakeland District School Board (TLDSB) year 2014-2015 was approved by trustees at Tuesday evening’s Board meeting. The 205 million dollar budget reflects a balanced budget and includes $3 million for additional initiatives that are funded through the board’s surplus management fund. The budget is now awaiting approval from the Ministry of Education, which is expected within the next few weeks.