Sunday, August 17, 2014

Whitby 2014 Election

Due to me Scott Templeton Entering the 2014 Municipal Election Race for Whitby Centre Ward Councilor I will not be posting in the blog until after the election date of Oct 27 2014...


Scott Templeton

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Policy for Naming of Schools in the Durham District School Board

I was watching Whitby Council this evening as they wasted time on a Motion that should not of been a motion and that is the naming of a school in the Durham District School Board.

The Motion:

"Recommendation to the Durham District School Board to Name the New Brooklin High School after Steve Cosgrove, Local War Veteran

At the February 10, 2014 meeting of Council, Councillors Gleed and Coe gave notice of their motion with respect to naming the new Brooklin High School after War Verteran Steve Cosgrove."


Although it makes sense to name the school after the war vet … this did not need to be a motion as a letter by any individual could submit the name.


Members of council have been through this process before and have instructed staff to submit a name so it should never of been a motion.

Although I did laugh at Michael Emms attempt to amend the motion by adding lets name a street after the War Vet ... Pat Perkins did say it best  to this request as it will happen regardless in time..

To support Derek Gleed in his request I encourage people to submit to:

John Bowyer,
Whitby Schools/Safety and Security
Administrative Assistant:  Lori Clint
ph: 905-666-6373
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Here is the policy for naming a school…


7551 - Naming Of Schools - Appendix A - Policy


1.0 It is the responsibility of the Ad Hoc Committee to make a school name recommendation to a regular meeting of the Board.

2.0 Schools shall be named or re-named in accordance with the following guidelines, giving consideration to the numbering as being a guide to priority for the source names:

(a) After persons recognized as having made a significant contribution to our society in the region, province, or country. The school will not be named after a current employee of the Board, or a member of the Board, or a member of the immediate family of the foregoing.

(b) A historical name which once applied to the area in which the school is located.

(c) The name of the District which the school will serve.

(d) The name of the street on which the school is located.