Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 13, 2023

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on November 13, 2023, commencing at 7:00 p.m.

Board Chair: Treaty and Land Acknowledgement

We gather this evening to meet as Swan Valley School Division’s Board of Trustees, on land that is the Traditional Territory of The Cree, The Saulteaux, The Dakota Nations, and the Homeland of the Metis people. For thousands of years, our Indigenous ancestors have lived on this land, honoring the Creator, and living with respect for Creation. We acknowledge their stewardship of the land, and its plants and animals, and the lakes and streams with their life forms throughout the ages. We accept the responsibility we have to nurture and protect this legacy while seeking to live in right relations, bound together by Treaty 4.

The following were present:
K. Highmoor
T. Mendel (Remote)
D. Burghart
G. Wowchuk
V. Rooks
A. Fuchs

Superintendent: C. Mateika
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: V. Zastre

Prior to the commencement of the regular Board Meeting of 7:00 p.m., the Board received a presentation from Patti Hack, Student Services Achievement Coordinator.

Additions to the Agenda:
By Board consensus, the following additions to the Agenda were approved:
13.2 Park West School Division
16.2.2 Personnel

R1 V. Rooks, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Minutes of the regular board meeting of October 23, 2023, be adopted.

G. Wowchuk, D. Burghart:
THAT as per item 8.2, the Report on Capital Disbursements be received, and the invoices outlined be approved/ratified for payment.

V. Rooks, A. Fuchs:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.4, the Promissory Note LTPS0677 of Three Million Eight Hundred Fifteen Thousand Three Hundred Dollars ($3,815,300) for Division Project as listed on Schedule B, be approved.

D. Burghart, A. Fuchs:
THAT as per item 8.6, the Report on the SVSD Employees Pension Plan Committee be received, and the Employee Committee representative appointments as outlined, be ratified.

D. Burghart, G. Wowchuk:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

V. Rooks, A. Fuchs:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

A, Fuchs, V. Rooks:
THAT the Staffing Report of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2 and 16.2.1, be ratified.

G. Wowchuk, D. Burghart:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:40 p.m.