We are delighted that over 100 people (90+ members!) joined us over the course of the meeting, and 67 remained for The Voice Q&A about remote learning. Thanks so much to those of you who joined us.
The 2020-21 budget, which included a 1.5% tuition fee increase, was supported by 95% of those who voted. This strong mandate allows staff and Board to carry forward an approved framework with the knowledge of our membership’s firm support. The membership meeting package, including the budget, is found here in case you’d like to read more.
Especially through these difficult times, we look forward to your continued partnership and support as together we cultivate the character of our students through learning for a life of service to God. The meeting included an open discussion on remote learning. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch. Your questions and feedback help us to improve our students’ learning experience.
We also discussed building renewal and repair projects underway for 2020, including the very urgent need to replace a leaking roof section. If you wish to learn more about either the projects or the associated CARE Campaign, please do get in touch with Sandra Baker, Director of Advancement, 905 466 0237, or me. We recognize that many members of our community are faced with economic challenges and uncertainty, yet we also want to ensure that you are aware of these projects that are necessary for accessibility to and continued operation of our school.
Other highlights from the meeting included the affirmation of a new Director to the Board: Marty Speelman is a member, a future HDCH parent, and someone who brings a passion for Christian education as well as experience in Board work and project management to the Director role. We’re grateful for his willingness to serve. As well, Aaron Schat has completed 3.5 years as a Board Director, having filled the role of Chair for the past year and a half. We’re so thankful for his thoughtful, selfless leadership.
It is so encouraging to us as a staff team to have such an active and committed group of supporters who care so deeply for the students and staff at HDCH. If there is anything we can do to support you, or if you have any questions, please feel comfortable to reach out.
While our building is closed, our school is very much open—and the good turnout and participation last night showed again how true that is.
Duncan Todd, Principal
Hamilton District Christian High