Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 13, 2017

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
March 13, 2017
Regular Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Board was informed that the SVRSS exterior renovation had been approved, in principle, by the Public Schools Finance Board to go to tender. The Architect, Andrew Lewthwaite attended the Board Meeting to update Trustees on the project. This was one of the infrastructure renewal projects announced by PSFB.

2. The Board approved the 2017-18 Budget as presented by the Secretary-Treasurer. No real changes have been made from the Public Budget Presentation, 5.5% increase.

3. A request to alter a bus route to accommodate a school of choice student was denied by the Board.

4. Trustees Highmoor, Riehl and Wowchuk provided the Board a synopsis of the sessions they attended at the Safe Schools Conference. It was noted that the contract for Mary Hall, Director of Safe Schools Manitoba, was not renewed. Part of the government reductions in Administrative positions.

5. The Board will have a special committee of the whole meeting to discuss moving to a different Governance Structure, Policy Governance.

6. A good number of Trustees and Senior Administration are attending the annual Manitoba School Boards Association Convention in Winnipeg later this week.

7. The CEO reported that the first ads for teaching positions for the 2017-18 school year have been posted. The ad for a new Principal of Bowsman School has been posted. Meetings with parents, staff and students will be conducted as part of the hiring process.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on March 13, 2017 commencing at 7:30 p.m. (unapproved)

The following were present:
Chair: K. Riehl
Vice-Chair: L. Evans
Trustees: D. Burghart, S. Haluschak, K. Highmoor, V. Rooks,
W. Schaffer, B. Stephen, G. Wowchuk

Superintendent: T. Mendel
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Student Services Coordinator: D. Burnside
Maintenance Supervisor: C. Staniland
Absent: D. Coulthart

3.0 Addition to and Adoption of Agenda
By consensus: 8.2 – letter of resignation M. McGuinnes
By consensus: 14.2 – the Board approved to cancel the March 27, 2017 Board Meeting

R1 G. Wowchuk, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of February 27, 2017, be adopted.

R2 V. Rooks, B. Stephen:
THAT as per Item 4.0, the update on the SVRSS Wall Repair Project by Andrew Lewthwaite and Chris Staniland, be received.

R3 B. Stephen, D. Burghart:
THAT the Staffing Report of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, as presented, be ratified.

R4 K. Highmoor, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, on Capital Disbursements, be received and authorization of payments outlined, be approved.

R5 D. Burghart, B. Stephen:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, on the 2017/18 Budget, be received, and the 2017 Special Levy be established at $7,521,239 (14.04 mills) and the 2017/18 Budget as presented, be approved.

R6 V. Rooks, S. Haluschak:
THAT as per Transportation Item 11.1, the letter from Meghan Rose and Roy Nemetchek requesting a change to an existing bus route so their children are able to attend Benito School, be received, and the request, be denied.

R7 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 13.2, the Minutes of the SVSD Pension Committee Meeting of March 6, 2017, be received.

R8 K. Highmoor, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R9 S. Haluschak, V. Rooks:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R10 D. Burghart, B. Stephen:
THAT as per Personnel Item 17.1.1, the Leave Request, be received.

R11 K. Highmoor, G. Wowchuk:
THAT as per Item 17.1.2, the Personnel Report, be received.

R12 K. Highmoor, G. Wowchuk:
THAT we do now adjourn at 10:30 p.m.