Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 22, 2021

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
February 22, 2021

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board examined Policy 10: Emergency Superintendent Succession

2. The SVRSS Student Council and the SVRSS Social Justice Committee both gave a summary to the Board on how the school year is going, and their activities. These students are doing remarkable things and both gave excellent presentations on their work this year. Well done students!

3. The Board continued to work on the 2021-2022 Division Budget. A reminder that this Budget will be presented on March 3, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. The invitation to join can be found on our website www.svsd.ca.

4. The Board discussed two potential projects on the go at SVRSS including one for the MPR, Music Room and Gym, and the other for an upgrade to the Hairstyling Room. These projects are possible through provincial capital money.

5. The Board talked about having an updated Strategic Plan for the 2021-2022 school year, and possible planning in the spring. At this point the Board is looking at planning for one year but will adjust when more is known with the Education Review.

6. The Board discussed the settlement at Pembina Trails School Division with their teachers, and how that might affect all school divisions including SVSD.

7. The Board Chair reported on the MSBA Weekly Chair Meeting. The Board has registered to present on Bill 64: The Education Modernization Act hearing at the legislature.

8. The Board discussed that Red Road Compass is donating 250 Covid Safe Pemmican Kits to our schools this spring which will be distributed through Mrs. Munro. Thank you Red Road Compass.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on February 22, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)

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

Addition to Agenda By Board consensus the following additions to the Agenda were approved:
16.8.3 MSBA Correspondence – Bill 45
16.8.4 Correspondence to Board Chair re: Reply to SVSD’s letter

R1 K. Riehl, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of February 8, 2021, and the special meeting of February 18, 2021, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, D. Burghart:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.2, a request to open a new account at TD Canada Trust for long-term debt projects, be approved.

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

R4 L. Evans, V. Rooks:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R5 V. Rooks, L. Evans:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2 and 16.2.1, be ratified.

R6 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:50 p.m.