Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 12, 2019

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
November 12, 2019

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. Student Services Coordinator Deborah Burnside gave a report to the Board. Debbie highlighted the work being done at SVSD and outlined some of the growing needs that we are seeing in the Division. She also talked about transition plans for new Coordinator Patti Hack on December 2, 2019.

2. Trustees discussed their visits next week to all seven of our schools. The Board is doing two of these visits a year along with school visits to the Board Room. The Board also will be attending regional meetings next week.

3. The CEO discussed the new Media-Smarts program that the Division has purchased to work with our middle years students on digital literacy.

4. The Board recognized the term appointment of Cory Grandfield as Principal at Taylor School starting on December 2, 2019. Congratulations Cory!

5. The Secretary-Treasurer reviewed the SVSD Support Staff Pension Plan with the Board.

6. The Board received a presentation from Vice-Principal Kirsten Glen on behalf of the social justice group at SVRSS.


Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on November 12, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)

The following were present:
Chair: L. Evans
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk
Trustees: D. Burghart
K. Highmoor
V. Rooks
W. Schaffer (participated via teleconference)

Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: K. Riehl

R1 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of October 28, 2019, be adopted.

R2 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT as per Item 9.2, the Report on Capital Disbursements, be received and the payment outlined, ratified.

R3 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, a by-law to provide for the borrowing of up to $477,400.00, by issue of Promissory Note #LTPS0342, to meet the costs for the various projects authorized on Schedule “B” attached, be read a first time long and numbered 8/2019 and the seal of the School Division affixed thereto.

R4 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R5 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R6 G. Wowchuk, V. Rooks:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2 and 19.1.1, as presented, be ratified.

R7 G. Wowchuk, D. Burghart:
THAT the Report of the Student Services Coordinator, 10.1, be received and the request for additional Educational Assistant Support, beyond the 2019/20 budget allocation, be approved.

R8 G. Wowchuk, V. Rooks:
THAT we do now adjourn at 10:08 p.m.