Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 13, 2021

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
September 13, 2021
Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Cameron Mateika,

1. Congratulations to Gary Wowchuk and Bill Schaffer. Gary was elected to serve a second term as Board Chair, and Bill was elected to serve a second term as Board Vice-Chair.

2. The Board discussed the progress on the Multi-Media Project at the SVRSS. Evolution AV will schedule their work to begin soon.

3. The Northern Lights Institute of Trades and Technology (NITT) is running a Hair Styling course with 12 students. The Home Builders Program in partnership with UCN is recruiting students for an October start date. The Northern Sector Council is recruiting for HD students for a January –
March 2022 Level One Program.

4. High School sports are scheduled to begin games September 24. The sports program will be rolled out cautiously in hopes that it will be able to continue throughout the year.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on September 13, 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: C. Mateika

Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch

The meeting was called to order by the Secretary-Treasurer who in accordance with The Public Schools’ Act facilitated the election of the Board Chair and Vice-Chair.

Prior to election, Board Chair Wowchuk thanked staff and administration for their hard work through COVID last school year, and their efforts towards startup of the 2021/22 school year. And extended a thank you to staff, administration, public and others for their support and advocacy regarding Bill 64.

Election of Board Chair – three calls for nominations
K. Highmoor nominated G. Wowchuk
W. Schaffer and L. Evans moved nominations cease
G. Wowchuk elected Board Chair

Election of Board Vice-Chair – three calls for nominations
L. Evans nominated W. Schaffer
V. Rooks and K. Highmoor moved nominations cease
W. Schaffer elected Board Vice-Chair

Update Trustee Conflict of Interest:
Trustees were reminded to update, if applicable, their Declaration of Conflict of Interest.

Additions to Agenda
By Board consensus the following additions to the Agenda was approved:
9.1.1 Additional Report Information Letter to Swan River Urban Forest Committee 16.2.6 MSBA COVID 19 Memo and Division Data

R1 D. Burghart, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 1.4, a by-law of The Swan Valley School Division to appoint a Board Chair and Vice-Chair and Trustee Indemnities and Expenses be introduced to the Board and read a first time, that the rules of procedure be waived and that it be taken as read a second and third time, be now finally passed, signed by the Chair and the Secretary-Treasurer and numbered 5/2021 and the seal of the School Division affixed thereto.

R2 K. Riehl, V. Rooks:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of August 23, 2021, be adopted.

R3 K. Riehl, D. Burghart:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.2, general cheques numbering 56954 to 56981 and 2716 to 2738, transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,957,621.34 for the month ending July 31, 2021, be approved for payment.

R4 W. Schaffer, K. Highmoor: THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.4, on the SVRSS Performing Arts – Audio and Visual Project be received, and the execution of the contract with Evolution AV Ltd., and the corresponding payments as outlined, be ratified.

R5 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks: THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R6 D. Burghart, K. Riehl: THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R7 V. Rooks, L. Evans:
THAT Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2 and 16.2.1, be ratified.

R8 K. Highmoor, L. Evans:
THAT the Report on the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation September 30, 2021, 16.2.2, be received, and the recommendation outlined, be approved.

R9 K. Riehl, D. Burghart: THAT as per Item 16.2.4, the Report on Building Student Success with Indigenous Students be received, and the recommendation as outlined, be approved.

R10 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer: THAT the Report of the Non Union Support Staff Negotiating Ad Hoc Committee, 16.5.1, be received, and the recommendation to ratify the Agreement-In-Committee as outlined, be approved.
CARRIED (Trustees Burghart, Evans and Rooks excused themselves for this Agenda Item.)

R11 V. Rooks, K. Highmoor:
THAT the meeting continue beyond the regularly constituted hour of adjournment of 11:30 p.m.

R12 K. Riehl, W. Schaffer:
THAT we do now adjourn at 11:33 p.m.