Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 30, 2017

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
January 30, 2017
Regular Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. Rick Wowchuk, local MLA, attended the Board Meeting on January 30, 2017. Trustees had an opportunity to ask Mr. Wowchuk questions. The Board thanked Mr. Wowchuk for his help in ensuring that the Carpentry Shop construction proceeded. Other such projects in the province have been delayed. Good discussion.

2. The Board approved an increase of .3 staff for SVRSS. Staffing is to support the Alternative Education Program.

3. The Board reviewed the feedback from the Strategic Planning Day. Responses were very positive. The Board also looked at the feedback on the Vision and Mission Statement. A vote on the Mission and Vision Statement will be held at the next Board Meeting.

4. The Board has planned some additional Committee of the Whole meeting times to discuss and plan next year’s budget.

5. The Board was informed that the process for hiring the Principal at ESRSS was proceeding. Interviews will be conducted next week.

6. The Board was informed that the Brandon Teacher Recruitment Fair was a very positive experience. The Swan Valley reps were: Kelli Riehl, Board Chair; Nicole Bobick, Principal, Birch River School and Tim Mendel, Superintendent/CEO. We had the opportunity to meet upcoming grads as well as interact with 2nd and 3rd year students from the Faculty of Education. Resumes were collected and 2nd and 3rd year students were encouraged to consider Swan Valley School Division for a student teacher placement. Great event.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on January 30, 2017 commencing at 7:30 p.m. (unapproved)

The following were present:
Chair: K. Riehl
Vice-Chair: L. Evans
Trustees: D. Burghart, S. Haluschak, V. Rooks, W. Schaffer, G. Wowchuk
Superintendent: T. Mendel
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Student Services Coordinator: D. Burnside
Absent: K. Highmoor, B. Stephen, C. Staniland, D. Coulthart

3.0 Additions to and Adoption of Agenda
By consensus: – 9.4 Capital Disbursements

4.0 Delegation:
Board Chair Kelli Riehl and the Board of Trustees welcomed MLA Rick Wowchuk and Ms. Val Bertram to the meeting. Trustees discussed various topics with MLA Wowchuk and thanked both for attending the Board Meeting.

R1 G. Wowchuk, S. Haluschak:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of January 16, 2017 and the special meeting of
January 24, 2017, be adopted.

R2 V. Rooks, G. Wowchuk:
THAT as per the Report of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.1, the request from the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Staff for an increase of 0.3 FTE Limited Term Teacher to support at risk students, effective February 6, 2017, be approved.

R3 V. Rooks, S. Haluschak:
THAT the Staffing Report of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, as presented, be ratified.

R4 W. Schaffer, L. Evans:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2 a by-law to provide for the borrowing of up to $1,093,400.00, by issue of Promissory Note #LTPS0093, to meet the costs for the projects as authorized on Schedule “B” attached, be read a second time, that the rules of procedure be waived and that it be taken as read a third time, be now finally passed, signed by the Chair and the Secretary-Treasurer and numbered 1/2017 and the seal of the School Division affixed thereto.

R5 G. Wowchuk, L. Evans:
THAT the Finance Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, regarding the noted error on Resolution Six, November 28, 2016, Board Meeting be received and the correction as outlined be approved.

R6 S. Haluschak, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.4, on Capital Disbursements, be received and authorization of payments outlined, be approved.

R7 S. Haluschak, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 13.1, the Minutes of the SVSD Employees Pension Plan, Pension Committee Meeting of January 23, 2017, be received.

R8 W. Schaffer, G. Wowchuk:
THAT as per Item 13.2, the Minutes of the Workplace Safety and Health Committee Meeting of December 7, 2016, be received.

R9 G. Wowchuk, D. Burghart:
THAT as per Item 13.3, the Report on the MSBA Region 1 Regional Meeting (Teleconference call) of January 24, 2017, be received.

R10 D. Burghart, V. Rooks:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R11 S. Haluschak, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R12 G. Wowchuk, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per Item 17.6.1, the request from the Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation to rent office space in Birch River School, from March 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, be received and the terms as outlined, be approved, subject to approval by The Public Schools Finance Board.

R13 L. Evans, W. Schaffer:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:59 p.m.