Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 24, 2020

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
August 24, 2020

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board discussed the reopening of schools and different response plans that school divisions are working on due to Covid.
This included looking at:
a. The Divisional plan that was sent out on August 17
b. Looking at procedures within for student and staff illness
c. The survey that was sent to parents on students who maybe immunocompromised and distance learning
d. The Zoom Session that the Superintendent did.
e. The transitions that all the schools are going to have to make.
It was mentioned that though students and parents should expect a different school year given the changes we are required to make, we are going to try to keep it as normal as possible for our students. We will need everyone to work together to make this school year a success.

2. The Superintendent discussed with the Board the upcoming professional development for the principals working with the MRLC on recovery learning and instructional leadership.

3. Reviewed the Board Calendar which includes presentations from schools and students for the 2020/21 school year.

4. Discussion was held on the future Board Workshop to be held September 16 to help plan for the coming year.

5. The Board reviewed staffing, requests for leave, and examined school of choice requests.

6. The Board reviewed correspondence from the province in regards to the 15% management reduction which was approved for our Division.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Lower Level Meeting Room on August 24, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m.
The following were present:

Chair: L. Evans
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk
Trustees: D. Burghart
K. Highmoor
K. Riehl
V. Rooks (virtual)
W. Schaffer
Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch

Additions to Agenda
By Board consensus the following addition to the Agenda was approved:
19.2.6 Employee Unpaid Leave Request

R1 G. Wowchuk, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of June 22, 2020, and the special meetings of June 22, June 25, July 16 and August 12, 2020, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, D. Burghart:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 56013 to 56091, B 955 to B 973 and transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,792,389.62, for the month ending June 30, 2020, be approved for payment.

R3 K. Riehl, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

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

R5 D. Burghart, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2 and 19.2.1, be ratified.

R6 K. Highmoor, K. Riehl:
THAT as per Item 19.2.5, the employee unpaid leave request be received and approved.

R7 D. Burghart, W. Schaffer:
THAT as per Item 19.2.6, the employee unpaid leave request be received and approved.

R8 V. Rooks, G. Wowchuk:
THAT as per Item 19.4.3, the School of Choice requests be considered.

R9 K. Highmoor, K. Riehl:
THAT we do now adjourn at 8:49 p.m.