Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 14, 2019

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
January 14, 2019

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Bowsman Early Learning Centre construction has started. Please check out the short video on our website and Facebook page.

2. The Board is moving toward a greater presence on social media. Given that a large number of our parents are on Facebook, the Division has created its own Facebook page. The Facebook icon is on the bottom of our website page. The Facebook and other social media icons will be moved to a more prominent location on our website in the coming days. The Board is planning a training session for principals, secretaries and trustees.

3. The CEO updated the Board on progress made on the Strategic Plan. The update will be posted on our website shortly.

4. The Board was informed that the Division was successful in its application through the Skills Strategy Equipment Enhancement Fund. The Division received about $30,180 to upgrade its welding machines.

5. The Board approved the Experiences Canada Exchange Trip for May 27 – June 3, 2019. A group of students will be traveling to Elgin, Ontario. A group of students from Elgin visited Swan River in the Fall.

6. Congratulations to Molly Fothergill and Calli Goethe, both of Heyes School, for winning the Swan Valley School Division School Bus Safety Contest.

7. Better Beginnings’ Sessions have started again. Check our website for times and locations.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on January 14, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)
The following were present:

Chair: L. Evans
Trustees: D. Burghart
V. Rooks
W. Schaffer
Superintendent: T. Mendel
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch

Absent: G. Wowchuk, K. Highmoor, K. Riehl


R1 D. Burghart, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of December 10, 2018, be adopted.

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

R3 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 54141 to 54276, B 666 to B 684 and transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,816,893.29, for the month of November, be approved for payment.

R4 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, on Capital Disbursement, be received and the payments outlined, be approved.

R5 V. Rooks, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per Item 13.1, the letter from Kandace Hart on behalf of the Spitfires U15 Girls Volleyball Team, requesting a waiver of rental fees at Ecole Swan River South and Taylor Schools, be received and the request be approved.

R6 D. Burghart, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 13.2, the request from Kari Goethe re: School Sponsored Out-of-School Student Experiences trip to Elgin, Ontario, May 27 to June 3, 2019, be received and the request be approved.

R7 W. Schaffer, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R8 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R9 D. Burghart, W. Schaffer:
THAT we do now adjourn at 10:05 p.m.