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Lindsay and Leslie back for another year (photo)

Thursday, December 19, 2013   by: Darren Taylor

Trustees of the Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board (HSCDSB) acclaimed Leslie Cassidy-Amadio and Lindsay Liske (pictured) as Vice Chair and Chair of the Board respectively at the Board’s regular meeting Wednesday.

The two will continue as Chair and Vice-Chair for another term, running through to December 2014.

Looking ahead, Liske told SooToday.com: “I’m looking forward to our new high school (the new St. Mary’s College, situated on Second Line East and Pine Street, and scheduled to open in fall 2015) being built and to our students achieving to their full potential.”

“I look forward to continuing to work with this Board.”

Cassidy-Amadio told us her aim is to achieve “inclusion and equity” for all students within the Board, and “to make sure our students are well taken care of, in mind, body and spirit.”

Regarding concerns over recent math test results showing some HSCDSB students (like many others across Ontario) struggling with math, Board officials have said they will continue to use different academic approaches to help students succeed in that notoriously difficult subject area.

Cassidy-Amadio said: “We want to make sure no student falls between the cracks, and receives the best education he or she deserves.”

As for bullying, both officials agreed positive steps are being taken to address the problem within the Board’s schools.

Cassidy-Amadio said: “Bullying is there but we’re educating students about it.”

“There is an ignorance about bullying, about what it is…we need to help the child who is being bullied but also need to help the child doing the bullying as well.”

“We need to teach love, kindness and respect.”

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Those are qualities that schools can only reinforce but they must be learned at home.
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