Spotlight March 26, 2019

Header for SpotlightMarch 26, 2019


Trustees Approved Policies

Trustees approved four policies during the March 26 Board Meeting.

Progressive Student Discipline – Safe Schools Policy (302.6.9), Death Benefit Policy (201.5), Deferred Salary Plan (X/Y) Policy (201.10) and Employee Leaves of Absence Policy (201.1) will be considered by the Board are available on the Board website for the public to view.

Niagara Catholic Award of Distinction

William (Bill) Amadio, a long-time trustee in the Welland County Roman Catholic Separate School Board, and a Director on the Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education’s Board of Trustees, and Patrick (Pat) Hudak, founding principal of Lakeshore Catholic High School in Port Colborne, as the 2019 recipients of the Niagara Catholic Education Award of Distinction.

Pat had a long career in education in south Niagara before he was appointed principal of the new Lakeshore Catholic High School in Port Colborne in 1988. Although both he and his wife worked in the public board, their children attended Catholic elementary and secondary school. Lakeshore Catholic High School was his passion, and Pat often travelled down Highway 3 more than once a day to be a part of what was happening at the school, so he could establish a thriving Lakeshore Catholic community. Turing to his biblical hero Micah, Pat established the school’s mission statement Think Clearly, Feel Deeply, Act Wisely, which remains in place today. Long after retirement, Pat continues to influence young Catholic educators, and to impact the climate of Catholic education in Niagara.

Bill and Pat will receive their awards at the Niagara Foundation for Catholic Education Annual Benefit Gala at Club Roma on March 30.

Read the full media release here, and the biographies here.

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