Swan Valley School Division Minutes – Febuary 10, 2020

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
February 10, 2020

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board continued budget discussions from the material provided by the Secretary-Treasurer. The public consultation budget presentation will be on March 5 at SVRSS and it will be live streamed. The Board also discussed the impact of the budget announcement given by the province including the 15% reduction in management that will be required by September 1.

2. The Maintenance Supervisor gave a presentation on the different things that they have been working on over the last year in all our buildings and reviewed the capital plan for SVSD. Thank you Chris for the excellent and thorough presentation.

3. The Superintendent provided updates on two admin procedures on VTRA and Weather for the Board to look at.

4. The Board discussed a letter from the Public Schools Finance Board on Birch River School giving SVSD authorization to begin the process of disposition.

5. The Board gave feedback on its visit held February 10 with the SVRSS students. The Board was very impressed with the thoughtful responses the students gave on their education. The info from these sessions will be brought to our Strategic Planning Session on April 20.

6. The Superintendent discussed work that École Swan River South School is doing on Numeracy with the Manitoba Rural Learning Consortium and possible opportunities to expand this in the future for SVSD.

7. The Board would like to give its condolences to the Campbell Family on the tragic loss of Joel. We are thinking of you all in this difficult time.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on February 10, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)
The following were present:
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk
Trustees: D. Burghart
K. Highmoor
K. Riehl
V. Rooks
W. Schaffer
Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: L. Evans

R1 W. Schaffer, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of January 27, 2020, be adopted.

R2 V. Rooks, K. Riehl:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 55474 to 55566, B 884 to B 894 and transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $2,146,018.54, for the month of December, be approved for payment.

R3 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R4 V. Rooks, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R5 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, 19.1.1 and the request for an unpaid leave, as outlined, be ratified.

R6 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT we do now adjourn at 10:10 p.m.