The beginnings of the QRTF came out of honest conversations between schools' board chairs back in the summer of 2020 -- conversations that expressed the common desire to address issues of long term sustainability of Christian education in our area.
May to October 2020 - the four Board Chairs meet regularly as first steps towards sharing common hopes and hold brainstorming meetings for future steps.
November 2020 - Quinte Region Task Force is created, under the guidance of Ray Hendricks and Ian Timmerman of EDVANCE, and commissioned by all four school boards. An official mandate is adopted for the QRTF to fulfill.
December 2020 - all members of QRTF are recruited including Tony Jeronimus as Chair of QRTF.
January 2021 - QRTF officially meet for the first time.
- Multi School Board meeting is held to get input from all four boards in the same room.
February 2021 - Multi School Administration meeting is held, getting feedback and inspiration from school Principals.
June 2021 - the QRTF presents initial report to four school boards in writing.
August 2021 - QRTF team meets with each schools' board, administration, and finance teams to receive "warm" and "cool" feedback on submitted report. The positive response from all schools is encouraging.
September 2021 - Final Report with recommendations from QRTF given to school boards with scheduled multi-board meeting to ratify a Letter of Intent for next steps.
October 2021 - All four school boards sign given Letter of Intent and agree towards moving to a next stage of researching implementation strategies. QRTF's mandate is thus fulfilled.
November 2020 - QRTF 2.0 is initiated, creating 6 sub-committees -- teams whose mandates are to explore implementation strategies and protocols in the areas of Prayer / Communication / Human Resource / Education / Finance / Legal -- with mandates to be fulfilled by March 2022 and report submitted for schools' boards approval.
... and the journey continues!