Swan Valley School Division Minutes – December 9, 2019

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
December 9, 2019

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The CEO reported to the Board about the Kinsmen Project to provide funding in the amount of approximately $20,000 for extra food and food services for our seven schools. The Kinsmen will be coming on January 15th to present to the Principals and available Trustees and talk more about it. The hope is to sustain this project annually. Thank you to the Kinsmen Club and all who helped with this fantastic project.

2. The Board reviewed Policy 5 Role of the Board and talked briefly about the Strategic Planning Session that will be coming up on April 20th, 2020, to develop a new Strategic Plan for the Division. Stakeholders from the community will be invited to this day after Christmas.

3. The Board reviewed the information they gathered from their regional MSBA meetings in Winnipeg on November 22nd and 23rd.

4. Many Board Members will be going to Pipon Mamawitowin at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on December 12th with Vice-Chair Wowchuk bringing greetings from the Board.

5. The CEO discussed the upcoming professional development on February 4th for the Division that has been booked. The EA’s will be working with Roy Seidler on a session titled, “Linking paycheck to purpose”, with the teachers working on two sessions, “Difficult Conversations” and “Planning for Student and Teacher Success”.

6. The Board discussed the Workplace Safety and Health meeting that was held earlier in the day and looked at some of the updates the Division has made, and will continue to make in WSH. Part of this discussion was examining the new Violence Reporting Procedure and how staff are to report accidents in general.


Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on December 9, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)

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

R1 V. Rooks, K. Riehl:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of November 25, 2019, be adopted.

R2 K. Riehl, V. Rooks:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 55259 to 55368, B 866 to B 875; transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,821,484.52 for the month of October be approved for payment.

R3 K. Highmoor, K. Riehl:
THAT as per Item 9.3, the Report on Capital Disbursements, be received and the payments outlined, ratified.

R4 W. Schaffer, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

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

R6 D. Burghart, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2 and 19.1.1, as presented, be ratified.

R7 V. Rooks, K. Riehl:
THAT we do now adjourn at 8:06 p.m.