Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 11, 2021

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
January 11, 2021

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. Agenda topics were discussed for the upcoming Board Workshop scheduled for Wednesday, January 20, 2021, with Budget Feedback being one of them. The Board mentioned that the budget this year will be extremely challenging given many factors. Also, the Board will look at Bill 64 and the possible presentation and resolutions to bring forward to the Manitoba School Boards Association.

2. The Board examined Policy 7: Annual Board Planning Cycle.

3. The Superintendent reported on WSH regarding work being done from the insurance report from Manitoba School Boards, the new variance being worked on, and the Jack Slessor upcoming training.

4. The Board looked at a proposal for resources that are going to be potentially donated by Red Road Compass and the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre for our schools. This includes a variety of educational materials for our schools with a focus on the impact of Residential Schools.

5. The Board discussed the survey sent out by the Division that closed January 11. This survey was to see which parents wanted to continue in Orange with remote learning, which will soon be taught by the province. For K-8 students, the Division will only be offering remote learning via the province, or students will be back in person in class.

6. The Board examined the process again for confirmed cases and how the Division responds when they receive one.

7. The Superintendent gave information on the Education Career Fair he attended virtually at the University of Manitoba. It was a chance to show off Swan Valley and there were some potential candidates interested in future positions here.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on January 11, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)

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

Addition to Agenda
By Board consensus the following addition to the Agenda was approved:
16.8.2 SVSD Board Chair – re MSBA Region 1 Letter

R1 D. Burghart, K. Riehl:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of December 14, 2020, be adopted.

R2 K. Riehl, D. Burghart:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.2, general cheques numbering 56389 to 56457 and 2654 to 2660, transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,784,497.38 for the month ending November 30, 2020, be approved for payment.

R3 W. Schaffer, K. Highmoor:
THAT as per Item 8.4, the Secretary-Treasurer’s Report on the TD Canada Trust Letter Agreement, be received and signing authorization approved.

R4 V. Rooks, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R5 K. Highmoor, K. Riehl:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R6 W. Schaffer, D. Burghart:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2, 16.2.1, and 16.2.2, be ratified.

R7 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT we do now adjourn at 8:52 p.m.