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Board Meeting Highlights for December 2019

For Immediate Release
December 18, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – The December meeting of the Upper Grand District School Board was held on December 17, 2019. The following provides highlights from the meeting.

Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin Secondary French Immersion (FI) Information Report

Staff presented an information report giving an overview of French Immersion (FI) programming at the secondary level in Orangeville/Dufferin and Erin. The report did not contain any recommendations, but rather provided trustees with an overview and data that they may consider in future planning processes.

The report included data on secondary FI enrolment and retention, FI courses and class sizes, information from previous processes, and current financial and operational considerations.

To read the full report visit:

Policy Updates

Trustees approved the following revised board policy: Policy 213 Code of Conduct

Trustees received the following board protocol: P.15 Overdose Protocol

To view all UGDSB policies and procedures, and to provide feedback on draft policies, visit

The next regular monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday January 28, 2020, at the Guelph Board Office, 500 Victoria Road North. Everyone is welcome to attend. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves approximately 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 4,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

Learn, Lead, Inspire…Together


Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
[email protected]

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