Swan Valley School Division Minutes – December 11, 2017

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
December 11, 2017
Regular Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Superintendent reported that he met with the President of Living Word Bible College to inquire about the College renting space at Birch River School. The Board was told that Living Word had no interest in renting space. The RM of Mountain had requested that the School Division inquire about Living Word renting space at Birch River School.

2. The Board was informed that a meeting was conducted with the President and Vice-President of University College of the North to explore partnerships. The President of Living Word was also a participant in the meeting. Good first meeting.

3. The Board was informed that Principals would like to pursue the Pembina Trails Professional Growth Model. Meetings are planned in the New Year.

4. The Student Services Coordinator provided her quarterly report to the Board. The report provided caseload info, funding changes, PD Sessions attended, etc. All departments report quarterly to the Board.

5. The Secretary-Treasurer provided a report on the Support Staff Pension Plan.

6. The 50th Anniversary Committee reported that it was making good progress on its plans for a video and the special 50th Anniversary Newspaper Insert. Special thanks to Danielle Broome for helping the Committee get focused and organized.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on December 11, 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

R 1 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
THAT the Minutes of the special meeting of November 27, 2017 and the regular meeting of November 27, 2017, be adopted.

R2 V. Rooks, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Staffing Report of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, as presented, be ratified.

R3 B. Stephen, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 51838 to 52048; B 340 to B 370 and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $2,043,800.87 for the month of October, be approved for payment.

R4 W. Schaffer, B. Stephen:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, on Capital Disbursements, be received and the payments outlined, be ratified.

R5 G. Wowchuk, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.4, a by-law to provide for the borrowing of up to $380,500, by issue of Promissory Note #LTPS0171, to meet the costs for the projects as authorized on Schedule “B” attached, be read a first time long and numbered 11/2017 and the seal of the School Division affixed thereto.

R6 S. Haluschak, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R7 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
That the Board move out of In-Camera.

R8 L. Evans, W. Schaffer:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:44 p.m.