Sarsfield to meet with Catholic school board

Dr. Peter Sarsfield, medical officer of health and CEO of the Northwestern Health Unit, will make a presentation at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Catholic District School Board on Saturday morning in Stratton.
“He’s going to be talking about community involvement in public health services,” Sarsfield’s secretary, Karen Sinclair, said Friday.
Topics will include definitions of public health, compliance with the public health code, and doing the right thing through community involvement, she noted.
His stop is one of several to school boards in the region, added Sinclair.
The meeting, which will be the board’s first with new Education Director John Madigan, starts at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Way School.
Other business at Saturday’s meeting will include:
•a presentation of a board pin to retired bus driver Alphonse Langlais;
•cash disbursements for June through August;
•the September personnel report, which includes the appointments of 15 part-time and full-time teachers, one principal, one part-time educational assistant, two transfers, four status changes, 11 leaves of absence, and three resignations;
•the annual tuition agreement with Couchiching First Nation;
•Occupational Health & Safety meeting minutes for Feb. 13 and Feb. 28 meetings in Dryden and Fort Frances, respectively;
•the education director’s regular report;
•an early literacy report by curriculum co-ordinator Ron Fryer;
•enrolment and budget updates for the 2001-02 school year;
•regular correspondence dating from late June to the present; and
•a vote on a motion to appoint a classroom teacher on an emergency basis, and a related motion to give the education director authority to appoint a classroom teacher on an emergency basis.