Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 25, 2021

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
January 25, 2021

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board examined Policy 8: Policy Development and Amendment.

2. The Superintendent is meeting with Principals this week to go over draft preliminary staffing information. The Secretary-Treasurer also gave draft estimates to help in the process. Our Division, like all other school divisions in the province, will be awaiting the Funding Announcement from the
provincial government. This could potentially be a very challenging budget.

3. The Board discussed two proposals the Division is submitting to the province for more funding to help with COVID related expenses.

4. The Board discussed the provincial remote learning centre numbers, and the Westman Consortia that SVSD is a part of in terms of immunocompromised students.

5. The Superintendent gave information on the upcoming WSH Training with Jack Slessor in March and April.

6. The Board discussed a Mental Health Pilot the Department of Education has put out to fifteen divisions. SVSD is looking at potentially submitting a proposal for one of their schools.

7. The Board talked about their workshop which was held this past Wednesday. Many topics including Budget Feedback were discussed. The Board looked over the public survey along with school and department surveys. The Board wants to thank all who participated in the survey for their feedback on the budget. This is a key piece in the process. The Board also looked at planning for a SVSD presentation to be made to the province on Bill 64 The Education Modernization Act.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on January 25, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)

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

R1 D. Burghart, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of January 11, 2021, be adopted.

R2 L. Evans, K. Riehl:
THAT the Report of the Superintendent, 7.1.9. on the Westman Consortia Brandon University Study, be received and the recommendation for Swan Valley School Division to participate as outlined, be approved.

R3 D. Burghart, L. Evans:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.2, the promissory note of One Hundred and Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred Dollars ($113,800) to meet various Division Projects as listed on Schedule B, be approved.

R4 W. Schaffer, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

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

R6 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2 and 16.2.1, be ratified.

R7 L. Evans, K. Highmoor:
THAT we do now adjourn at 8:45 p.m.