Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 24, 2019

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
June 24, 2019

Submitted by:
Tim Mendel

1. The Superintendent confirmed that there will be two student teachers from Brandon University completing their practicums in SVSD during the first semester. There may also be some student teachers from the University of Winnipeg joining us for semester two.

2. The Superintendent reported that 25 teacher evaluations have been completed this past school year. Teachers get evaluated every 3 or 4 years.

3. The Board wants to extend a hearty congratulations to the National Indigenous Peoples Day Committee for organizing a great NIP Day on June 19. Thanks for all your work. Fantastic Day.

4. Rob McDonald and Carla Kurtz, Apple School Facilitators made a presentation to the Board. They explained the goal of the program. They also reviewed how their first year in the program had gone. They shared some of the activities that had occurred during the year, partnerships that had been formed, and the impact the program has had on students. Great Presentation! Big thanks to Rob and Carla for their leadership with this Program.

5. The Board made a tentative agreement to form a partnership with Northern Specialties Ltd. – Minish Construction to have SVSD Carpentry Program build a house. Details to be worked out by Administration.

Hope everyone has a great summer!

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on June 24, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)

The following were present:
Chair: L. Evans
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk

K. Highmoor
V. Rooks
W. Schaffer
Superintendent: T. Mendel
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: D. Burghart, K. Riehl

Additions to Agenda
By Board consensus the following additions to the Agenda were approved:
19.1.1 Resignation Request
19.7.4 SVSD Fibre Optic Network Request
19.7.5 SVSD and NSL Joint Venture

R1 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of June 10, 2019, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT the Staffing Report of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, as presented, be ratified.

R3 G. Wowchuk, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, on Capital Disbursements, be received and the payments outlined, be ratified.

R4 V. Rooks, K. Highmoor:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.3, general cheques numbering 54834 to 54937, B 784 to B 792 and transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,787,501.98 for the month of May be approved for payment.

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

R6 W. Schaffer, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R7 V. Rooks, K. Highmoor:
THAT as per Item 19.7.5, the Report on the SVSD/Northern Specialties Ltd., be received and authorization for Administration to move forward, be approved.

R8 W. Schaffer, K. Highmoor:
THAT as per Item 3.0, the Apple School Program presentation by Rob McDonald and Carla Kurtz, be received.

R9 W. Schaffer, G. Wowchuk:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:15 p.m.