Thanks to Co-Chairs Casey and Bree-Ann, the rest of Council, and Principal Marshall for the opportunity to participate in tonight’s meeting. It was great to learn about Ormsby’s approach to reading assessment (thanks Ms. Fletcher!), last year’s excellent accountability results, and the widespread parent support for Ormsby’s FNMI (First Nations, Inuit, and Metis) programming.  I once again asked about the idea of using SchoolZone for trustee / parent communications.  The Council was very supportive and the valuable feedback they provided included:

– ensure the notification is consistent and regular, eg. 15th of the month

– add to the email notification

– make it easy to find (eg. on the District tab)

– ensure consistent messages across trustees

– schools will need to promote as not every school has strong SchoolZone usage

– would like it to be two-way but SchoolZone currently is not interactive