Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 25, 2019

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
November 25, 2019

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. Principal Jacquie Mydynski-Arp and Guidance Counselor Jennifer Simpson presented to the Board on the Career Exploration work and transitions that SVRSS does with all of its students. Very informative report that led to a good discussion about potential focuses on K-12 in career exploration for the Division.

2. Trustees’ discussed their visits last week to all seven of our schools. The Board was very impressed with the sense of community they saw within the schools and the good discussions they had with some of the staff. The Board will be going out to the schools again in the spring.

3. The CEO reported that Mountain View School Division will be sending a delegation of seven staff including four Trustees to look at the SVRSS Applied Commerce Program specifically and to tour the remaining vocational buildings on November 26th.

4. The CEO reported that five principals were trained in Violence Threat Risk Assessment last week with two more staff being trained next week.

5. The Board discussed options for the Division given the psychologist that was to be coming is no longer able. The group discussed the need for more guidance support. We will be looking at posting a position in lieu of the psychology position.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on November 25, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)

The following were present:
Chair: L. Evans
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk
Trustees: D. Burghart
K. Highmoor
K. Riehl
V. Rooks
W. Schaffer
Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch

R1 G. Wowchuk, K. Riehl:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of November 12, 2019, be adopted.

R2 D. Burghart, K. Riehl:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, 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 second time, that the rules of procedure be waived and that it be taken as read a third time, be now finally passed, signed by the Chair and the Secretary-Treasurer and numbered 8/2019 and the seal of the School Division affixed thereto.

R3 V. Rooks, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R4 K. Riehl, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R5 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2 and 19.1.1, as presented, be ratified.

R6 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the request for unpaid leave, 19.1.3, be received and approved, subject to the conditions outlined by the Board of Trustees.

R7 D. Burghart, K. Riehl:
THAT as per Item 3.1, the presentation on the SVRSS Career Exploration by Jacquie Mydynski- Arp and Jennifer Simpson, be received.

R8 G. Wowchuk, V. Rooks:
THAT we do now adjourn at 8:36 p.m.