Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 28, 2019

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
October 28, 2019

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board recognized the amazing work done by SVRSS student Caitlin Stewart with her teacher Kari Goethe in attending and presenting at the Global Youth Institute in Iowa in October. For more information on this, check our website at www.svsd.ca.

2. Auditor Linda Cole from PKHC presented the audited 2018-2019 Financial Statements for SVSD.

3. The Board received and accepted requests from the Taylor PAC and Benito PAC to be officially recognized as their schools Parent Advisory Councils.

4. Members of the Board reported on the Linkages Conference in The Pas on October 16 and 17. It was generally thought the Conference was excellent with some amazing speakers that spoke about the challenges and opportunities that exist living in the North.

5. The Superintendent will be attending the UCN Industry night in The Pas on November 4th to visit with education students from UCN.

6. The Division is working on creating a new term position at SVRSS as a Home Liaison for Sapotaweyak and Wuskwi Sipihk students. The Board is able to consider this due to increased enrollment from these First Nations this year.

7. The Board recognized teachers Jocelyn Bender and Pam Bowles for their presentation on Friday, October 25th, 2019 on the new ELA curriculum at LIFT in Brandon. Many other teachers attended professional development sessions throughout the valley on that day also.

8. The Board discussed that there has been no new information or issues at SVRSS in regards to the email sent in early October. The Board discussed changes that the Division will be making in terms of access to its buildings.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on October 28, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m.

The following were present:
Chair: L. Evans (arrived at 7:15 p.m.)
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk
Trustees: K. Highmoor
K. Riehl
V. Rooks
W. Schaffer
Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: D. Burghart

R1 K. Riehl, V. Rooks:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of October 15, 2019, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT the notification of Executive Representatives from the Taylor Elementary School PAC, 8.1.2, and the Benito School Parent Council, 8.1.3, be received and acknowledged by the Board of Trustees for the 2019/20 school year.

R3 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per Item 9.2, the presentation of Linda Cole of PKHC Chartered Professional Accountants, on the 2018/2019 Audited Financial Statements as of June 30, 2019, be received and accepted as presented.

R4 G. Wowchuk, V. Rooks:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, general cheques numbering 55157 to 55258, B 852 to B 865; transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,590,094.42 for the month of September be approved for payment.

R5 W. Schaffer, K. Riehl:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

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

R7 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2 and 19.1.1, as presented, be ratified.

R8 V. Rooks, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per Item 19.1.3, the Request for Reimbursement, as outlined, be declined.

R9 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:45 p.m.