Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 12, 2018

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
March 12, 2018
Regular Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Board was informed that a framed Treaty 4 Acknowledgement will be displayed in each school that the land in which we gather is on Treaty 4 Territory.

2. The interviews for the Taylor Principal position will occur on March 13.

3. The Board passed its 2018/19 Budget. The special levy will increase by 3.9% and the special requirement will increase by .41%. Please see the website for more detailed financial information on the Budget. The following are some of the key investments and some reductions in this year’s budget.

- a reduction of 2 FTE teachers due to consolidation of Minitonas Schools and realignment of Birch River School
- savings from the closure of Minitonas Early Years School
- reduction of 2 trustees for next election

- additional money for Lit/Numeracy
- support for Vocational Skills Competitions
- technology hardware upgrade
- additional support for SVRSS graduation
- additional support for school furniture
- slight increase in school budgets
- additional support for PowerSchool PD
- money in the budget for carbon tax

4. The Board was informed that the task of consolidating Minitonas Early andMinitonas Middle Schools will start. Projects that can be done now will be started as soon as possible. A work plan will be developed and provided to Staff and the Board.

5. The hiring process will begin in earnest after Spring Break.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on March 12, 2018 commencing at 7:30 p.m. (unapproved)

The following were present:
Chair: K. Riehl
Vice-Chair: L. Evans
Trustees: D. Burghart (arrived at 8:20 pm), S. Haluschak, K. Highmoor, V. Rooks, W. Schaffer, B. Stephen, G. Wowchuk (excused at 8:51 pm)
Superintendent: T. Mendel
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch

R1 K. Highmoor, S. Haluschak:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of February 26, 2018, be adopted.

R2 S. Haluschak, G. Wowchuk:
THAT as per the Superintendent’s Report, 8.1, the SVSD Calendar for the year 2018/19, be approved.

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

R4 B. Stephen, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, on the 2018/19 Budget, be received and the 2018 Special Levy be established at $7,821,702 (13.71 mills) and the 2018/19 Budget, as presented, be approved.

R5 V. Rooks, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per Item 13.1, the Report on the Swan Valley Teachers’ Association and the Swan Valley School Division Liaison Meeting of February 28, 2018, be received.

R6 B. Stephen, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per Item 14.1, the next regular Board Meeting scheduled for March 26, 2018, be cancelled.

R7 B. Stephen, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R8 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R9 B. Stephen, D. Burghart:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:05 p.m.