Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 26, 2018

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
February 26, 2018
Regular Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Board spent a significant amount of time on the 2018/19 School Division Budget. This year’s Budget will be presented to the Public on March 7th at 7:30 p.m. at the SVRSS Cafeteria.

2. The Board was informed by the CEO that meetings have been conducted between Living Word Bible College, UCN and SVSD to see if Vocational Programming could be offered to adults and Living Word students.

3. The focus for the Board over the last few months has been on reducing its costs by consolidating schools and realigning grades taught in some schools. These initiatives have made the system more efficient and helped reduce costs. The Board is now looking at increasing its revenue by forming partnerships with other partners.

4. The Board received the Literacy Committee Strategic Plan. The Board took some of the requests made by the Committee into consideration during its Budget deliberations.

5. The Board approved the Envirothon Trip to Churchill. It also gave final approval to the Band Trip. Thanks to Glenda for adding additional performances and clinics for the students.

6. The Board was informed that SVSD will receive $36,730.59 from the Government of Manitoba Skills Strategy Equipment Enhancement Fund. These funds will be directed to the Electrical Trades Program.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on February 26, 2018 commencing at 7:30 p.m. (unapproved)

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

R 1 D. Burghart, V. Rooks:
THAT the Minutes of the special and regular meetings of February 12, 2018, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, G. Wowchuk:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 52387 to 52585; B 415 to B 436 and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,264,873.62 for the month of January, be approved for payment.

R3 G. Wowchuk, W. Schaffer:
THAT as Item 14.1, the request from Kari Goethe for two SVRSS teams to participate in the Envirothon Provincial Competition in Churchill, MB, May 23-28, 2018, be approved.

R4 K. Highmoor, B. Stephen:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R5 B. Stephen, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R6 L. Evans, D. Burghart:
THAT we do now adjourn at 10:54 p.m.