Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 9, 2018

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
April 9, 2018
Regular Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Board was informed that a number of school clubs/teams were successful in their applications to the Community Foundation. Spring Granting for the Foundation will be at SVRSS on April 12, 2018.

2. The Board wishes to express its thanks to the Provincial Government for its support of the Bowsman Daycare. Thanks to MLA Rick Wowchuk for his efforts on behalf of the Bowsman Daycare. An announcement was made on April 6, 2018 at Bowsman School.

3. The Board approved the purchase of a Micro Bird (small 30 passenger bus). The bus costs about $25,000 less than a large bus and is suppose to use less fuel. One Micro Bus will be purchased and evaluated before more will be bought.

4. The Board will replace one van that was damaged and written off by MPI.

5. The Board will buy two large buses to replace two buses that are 12+ years old. These buses will be paid for from surplus or the bus reserve. The Transportation Supervisor feels that there will be a surplus in the fuel budget.

6. The Board reviewed the evaluation instrument for its own self-evaluation and the evaluation instrument for the Superintendent’s evaluation.

7. Teacher postings for the 2018-19 school year will begin this week.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on April 9, 2018 commencing at 7:30 p.m. (unapproved)

The following were present:
Chair: K. Riehl
Vice-Chair: L. Evans
Trustees: S. Haluschak (excused at 7:56 pm), K. Highmoor, V. Rooks, W. Schaffer, B. Stephen, G. Wowchuk
Superintendent: T. Mendel
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: D. Burghart


R1 K. Highmoor, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of March 12, 2018, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT as per the Report of the Transportation Supervisor, 11.1, the recommendation to order two 77 passenger buses with options outlined from Warner Bus Industries, in the amount of $231,885.04, taxes included, be approved.

R3 G. Wowchuk, B. Stephen:
THAT as per the Report of the Transportation Supervisor, 11.2, the recommendation to purchase a 2018 Dodge Van from Redline Dodge, as outlined, be approved.

R4 V. Rooks, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per the Report of the Transportation Supervisor, 11.3, the recommendation to purchase one new Micro Bird G5 School Bus, as outlined, in the amount of $83,568.02, be approved.

R5 K. Highmoor, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Staffing Report of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, as presented, be ratified.

R6 G. Wowchuk, L. Evans:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 52586 to 52787; B 437 to B 454; transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,697,297.72 for the month of February, be approved for payment.

R7 B. Stephen, W. Schaffer:
THAT the letter from Ian Wishart, Minister of Education and Training, 13.3, responding to the Board’s request for closure of the Minitonas Early Years School, effective June 30, 2018, be received, and the Minister’s approval for closure, be accepted.

R8 W. Schaffer, B. Stephen:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R9 G. Wowchuk, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R10 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT we do now adjourn at 10:15 p.m.