Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 28, 2022

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
November 28, 2022
Board Meeting

Submitted by:
Cameron Mateika,

1. Kari Goethe and Lana Sagert presented on the progress of the Growcer Project. The self-contained unit will produce various edible plants in large volumes for consumption by students in all of our schools. Students will be involved with the management and daily operation of the hydroponic unit. Over 80 % of the fundraising is complete. Thanks to the Kinsmen Club for their partnership and to Kari and Lana for their work on the innovative project.

2. The board considered the Band PLC requests for on-line fundraising project. Instrument purchasing was also discussed. The board reviewed some opportunities for more music avenues for non-band students.

3. The board discussed the requests of the PD committee.

4. Kirsten Glen will present at the Monday, December 12, 2022, board meeting describing the Grade 12 Spring Retreat and the Grade 11 & 12 Spring of 2024 Experiential Learning trip.


Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on November 28, 2022, commencing at 7 p.m.
The following were present:
Chair: K. Highmoor (Remote)
Vice Chair: G. Wowchuk (Chair for November 28th Meeting)
Trustees: D. Burghart, A. Fuchs, T. Mendel, V. Zastre (Remote)
Superintendent: C. Mateika
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: V. Rooks


R1 V. Zastre, T. Mendel:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of November 14, 2022 be adopted.

R2 A. Fuchs, D. Burghart:
THAT as per item 8.2, the Report of Capital Disbursements be received, and the payments outlined be approved.

R3 A. Fuchs, T. Mendel:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.3, general cheques numbering 57908 to 57968 and cheques 2870 to 2892, transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $2,223,027.44 for the month ending September 30, 2022, be approved for payment.

R4 T. Mendel, A. Fuchs:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R5 V. Zastre, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R6 T. Mendel, V. Zastre:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2 and 16.2.1, be ratified.

R7 D. Burghart, A. Fuchs:
THAT the request for unpaid leave, 16.2.2, be received and approved.

R8 D. Burghart, T. Mendel:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:55 p.m.