ETSB Annual Report
During the ETSB Council of Commissioners’ meeting held on January 24th, Director General Chantal C. Beaulieu presented the 2010-2011 Annual Report. There were many highlights in that report, including a recap of the year’s main accomplishments that included a significant decrease in the high school drop-out rate, the conclusion of the Management Educational Success Agreements (MESA’S), the joining of forces of the Global Learning Institute and the Distance Education Program and the evolution of the Enhanced Learning
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Three new members were welcomed to the council of commissioners: Daniel Brodie, Jennifer Downing-bardati and Jane Wardle. The mandates of the two parent-commissioners, Tina Bilodeau and Paul Laberge, were renewed.
Four of the five ETSB gaols as stated in the board’s Partnership Agreement have been attained. Those are : the increase in graduation and qualification rates before the age of 20; the improvement in the success and retention of certain target groups; improvement in the health and safety of the environment; and the increase in the number of students under the age of 20 in vocational training. The goal not yet accomplished is the improvement in French and English by ETSB secondary students.
Many of the board’s schools have had renovations. Windows and the ventilation system were replaced at Lennoxville Elementary School; windows and doors were replaced at Cookshire Elementary; exterior doors, roof and the boiler was replaced at Sunnyside Elementary; new generators were installed at Richmond Regional and New Horizon Adult Education Centre; the bus road was repaired and the ventilation system was replaced at Alexander Galt High School.