Paul Jones, Superintendent of Secondary Schools for the Peel District School Board,
also spoke to our club on November 24th.  Mr. Jones has been with PDSB since 1970, working in Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga. 

He spoke of a number of programs in place at PDSB, including 'Learn until 18', all of which are designed to increase graduation rates and promote 'practical learning'.  Things such as credit recovery programs and pilot projects in the Hospitality field combined with the implementation of 'Student Success Teachers' (to help identify students at risk of not graduating) are also part of the boards strategies in these areas.