Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 26, 2018

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
November 26, 2018

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Board has hired the ROAR Leadership Consultants Inc. to conduct the Superintendent/CEO search. That process will begin next week. A number of stakeholders will be interviewed to solicit views on what to look for in the next leader.

2. The CEO confirmed that four Education Students from the University of Winnipeg will be conducting their final teacher training practicum in the Swan Valley School Division.

3. A number of Trustees shared information from the Linkages Conference they attended in The Pas. Great Conference with some great speakers. The Conference paints a very positive picture of the potential in the North and the Swan Valley. The new owners of the railway line and Port of Churchill spoke at the Conference. They see a bright future for both the railway and the Port. This development holds much promise for the Valley.

4. Deborah Burnside and Patti Henkelman presented the New Strategic Plan for Better Beginnings. A key goal of the new plan is to have more participation by parents and children when programs are offered. Deborah and Patti also shared some data which shows the importance of early years education. Great presentation. Big thanks to the Better Beginnings Board for the work they did in our community.


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

Chair: L. Evans
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk
Trustees: D. Burghart
K. Highmoor
V. Rooks
W. Schaffer

Superintendent: T. Mendel
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: K. Riehl
Additions to Agenda

By Board consensus the following addition to the Agenda was approved:
13.2 Notice of Motion to amend Procedural By-Law 3/81

R1 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of November 12, 2018, be adopted.

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

R3 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 54000 to 54140, B 639 to B 665 and transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,923,714.14, for the month of October, be approved for payment.

R4 D. Burghart, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, Submissions for Disposal of Minitonas Early Years School, be received.

R5 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R6 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R7 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 13.2, an action item from the November 21, 2018 Board Workshop to change the start of the regular Board Meetings from 7:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., be considered as a Notice of Motion for the December 10, 2018 Board Meeting to amend Procedural By-Law 3/81, as outlined, be approved.

R8 D. Burghart, W. Schaffer:
THAT the presentation by Roy Seidler, 19.7.1, be received and the Board engage the services of Roar Leadership/Consultants, as outlined, to assist with the Superintendent/CEO Search.

R9 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT we do now adjourn at 11:00 p.m.