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Cancellation of the Council meeting of March 30, 2020
PUBLIC NOTICE - CANCELLATION OF THE COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 30, 2020
Following the directive of the Government of Québec, activities at the Head Office must be restricted. The Council meeting of March 30, 2020 is cancelled and all items are postponed to the Council meeting of April 27, 2020.
PUBLIC NOTICE -- SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LBPSB COUNCIL OF COMMISSIONERS
SPECIAL MEETING OF THE LBPSB COUNCIL OF COMMISSIONERS
NEW MEETING DATE: FRIDAY MARCH 20, 2020 AT 6 P.M.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the SPECIAL MEETING of the Council of Commissioners of the Lester B. Pearson School Board initially scheduled for March 16, 2020, will be held on FRIDAY, March 20, 2020, at 6 P.M. in accordance with section 163 of the Education Act.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE HEALTH EMERGENCY DECLARED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC ON MARCH 13, 2020, THE FOLLOWING RULES WILL APPLY:
The meeting will be live webcast at https://boardsite.lbpsb.qc.ca/.
Question period: Members of the public are asked to send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or to call at 514-422-3003, up until the Chair declares the question period over.
Exceptionally, in order to respect the directive to limit gatherings, members of the public will not be admitted in the boardroom.
March 20, 2020: Agenda
1. Confirmation of Compliance with Procedure for Calling the Meeting
2. Approval of virtual attendance of commissioners
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Resolution: Bill 40: An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance - Court Challenge
5. Question Period
PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE RULES WILL APPLY TO THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF MARCH 30, 2020, AT 7:30 P.M.
ADDITIONALLY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING OF MARCH 23, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Dorval, this 18th day of March, 2020
Me Geneviève Dugré
Special Meeting of the Council of Commissioners
Update as of Marach 15TH - 4:20PM
THE MEETING OF THE COUNCIL OF COMMISIONERS HAS BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The time of the meeting has been changed to 5:30PM
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that a SPECIAL MEETING of the Council of Commissioners of the Lester B. Pearson School Board will be held on Monday, March 16, 2020, in the Board Room at 1925 Brookdale Avenue, Dorval, (Québec) at 7:00pm, in accordance with section 163 of the Education Act.
1.0 Bill 40: An Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance - Court Challenge
Given in Dorval, this 12th day of March, 2020
Me Geneviève Dugré
Entrance Exam for Enrichment Programs
Secondary Enrichment Program Entrance Exam Information for Grade 5 Students enrolled in LBPSB Schools
Are you the parent of a grade 5 student who wishes to be enrolled in one of our LBPSB Enrichment Programs for grade 7? The entrance exam for students beginning high school in August 2021 will be written on the afternoon of Friday, May 8th, 2020 at their current elementary school.
If your child is currently in grade 5 and you are interested in applying to any of the LBPSB secondary school enrichment programs, you MUST register your child to write this exam. The registration form is available to you as of Monday, March 9th on our Fusion Parental Portal on the “Enrichment Program Exam Registration” icon under your child's dashboard. There is no charge to write the exam, but the deadline to complete your registration is Saturday April 11th at 6PM.
Once the registration period is complete, you will receive more information on the details and timeline of the exam.
Secondary Enrichment Program Entrance Exam for Grade 5 -- EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
If your child is in grade 5 and NOT currently enrolled in an LBPSB elementary school, and you are interested in applying to any of the LBPSB High School Enrichment Programs when your child moves to grade 7, you must register your child to write the Enrichment Program Entrance Exam by April 11th, 2020. The exam date for external candidates is May 9th, 2020.
When you register for the exam, you will be given the opportunity to have your child considered at no more than two of our secondary enrichment programs. We ask that you take the time to discuss this selection with your child before submitting your registration form.
The link to register is below and you can register as of March 9th, 2020:
Once all registrations have been received, an email will be sent out the week of April 12th with important details and the schedule for the day of the exam.
Coronavirus - Information
UPDATE: March 9, 2020
Dear members of the Lester B. Pearson School Board community,
Over the past week, there has been a significant increase in information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Lester B. Pearson School Board is actively monitoring this situation and continues to work with the Ministry of Education, Santé Québec, Public Health Canada, and other governmental agencies.
The school board continues proactive measures to protect student and staff well-being. As this is an evolving situation, current information is critical. More information is available on the Government of Canadas website https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html
Building Cleaning – As part of our regular routine, enhanced cleaning practices have been implemented.
Handwashing – As always, the best precautions you can take are to wash hands, avoid touching your face, and cover your mouth if you cough to reduce the spread of germs. Washing hands with plain soap and water is recommended in schools and childcare settings. We have attached information on Hand Hygiene and Handwashing which we believe is good information for schools, centres and home. This information by no means replaces the advice of a health professional. If you have questions regarding your health, contact Info-Santé 811 or see a health professional.
Supporting and Talking to Children – Concern over this new virus can make children and families anxious. Children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events and need factual, age appropriate information. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety. The following link is a great resource to help you speak with your children: https://www.Québec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/.
Travel advice – Parents, students and staff who have or are traveling overseas are encouraged to regularly monitor Government of Canada Travel Advisories. Please note impacted areas may change and expand as the situation continues to evolve. Please follow Québec’s Public Health advice about who should self-isolate and for how long upon returning to Canada. The Public Health Agency of Canada indicates that while the risk to Canadian travellers abroad is generally low, it will vary depending on the destination.
More specifically, if you have travelled to Iran, the Hubei province, China, the areas of Daegu and Cheongdo in South Korea or the regions of Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige in northern Italy –in the last 14 days, limit your contact with others for a total of 14 days, starting the day you began your journey to Canada. This means self-isolate and stay at home. In addition, contact 811 (Info-Santé) within 24 hours of arriving in Canada.
Although it is understandable to have questions and concerns in a time of uncertainty, we share a responsibility to not spread misinformation nor act in a way that may be perceived as hurtful to our fellow colleagues or students or have the effect of making them feel unwelcome in our schools and centres.
We are a school board that prides itself on being respectful, inclusive, and community-minded, and so I would ask that we continue to be welcoming of all students and staff. This is consistent with our efforts to offer a safe and caring learning environment, and I appreciate your efforts to encourage conversations and actions that honour our core values.
We believe it will take a collective effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19. We remain committed to monitoring this situation and keeping you informed. Additional links:
The Administration of the Lester B. Pearson School Board
Rest assured that the LBPSB is keeping abreast of the information that is being released concerning the coronavirus. Additionally, as is our usual protocol, we are keeping in contact with our partners in the health sector.
Any information we receive, and are asked to share with our communities, will be posted on our website without delay.
1. Letter from:
2. Here are two links that provide information on the coronavirus from the government of Canada:
Raising Digital Leaders - Invitation to all LBPSB Parents!
Adoption of Bill 40 Concerning School Organization and Governance
Dear parents, staff, students, and community members,
As you are most likely aware, Bill 40, an Act to amend mainly the Education Act with regard to school organization and governance in Quebec, was adopted by the National Assembly on February 8, 2020. It is important to note that while the impact of the legislation is immediate in the Francophone school boards, the law allows for a transition period in the Anglophone school boards. Our present council of commissioners remains in function until November 2020. This will allow for elections to be organized to elect representatives to sit on the new board of directors.
We at the Lester B. Pearson School Board would like to assure you that we shall continue to provide all educational and complementary services to our students. We remain focused on student achievement, wellness and engagement while adhering to our core values of respect, integrity, innovation, inclusion, and community.
Here are some important points to keep in mind:
• Our council of commissioners who work diligently for student success remain in office and will continue their work until November 2020;
• The tasks and responsibilities of all employees of the Lester B. Pearson School Board remain essentially the same;
• School elections are maintained for English-language school service centres; the composition of the board of directors will be changed according to the new law. It will be composed of parents, staff and community members;
• We will provide updated information throughout the transition process;
• We will work diligently and conscientiously with our community during this transition period.
We are very proud of the achievements of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, and we thank you for your contributions to making our school board one of the most successful in the province. Together, we will continue to provide rich learning opportunities for the students in our schools and centres.
CIndy FInn, Director General Noel Burke, Chair
Daycare Income Tax Receipts
4 Year Old Kindergarten
Job Opportunities - Student Supervisor
Cannabis (marijuana) legalization
Cannabis (marijuana) was legalized in Canada as of October 17, 2018, and is governed by The Cannabis Act (federal) and the Cannabis Regulation Act (provincial). The legal age for consumption in Quebec is currently set at 18.
By law and in accordance with LBPSB’s policies and procedures, the possession, consumption, and distribution of marijuana is still prohibited in all LBPSB schools and centres, and on their premises. All protocols and collaborative practices currently agreed to with law enforcement officials remain unchanged.
For more information, we encourage all members of the LBPSB community to consult the following resources:
Quebec MSSS document: Do You Speak Cannabis
Quick reference: https://encadrementcannabis.gouv.qc.ca/en/
Our Vision & Values!
- Director General's Report - March 2020
- Director General"s Report - February 2020
- Director General"s Report - January 2020
- Director General's Report - December 2019
- Director General's Report - November 2019
Council of Commissioners Meeting Dates
Monday, August 26
Monday, January 27
Monday, February 24
Monday, March 30
Monday, April 27
Monday, May 25
Monday, June 29