Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 27, 2020

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
January 27, 2020

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board began looking and discussing preliminary budget material including feedback from staff/department heads, staffing, and enrollment projections and preliminary financial projections from the Secretary-Treasurer.

Reminder there is opportunity for public feedback at the February 10 meeting, and the Public Consultation Budget presentation will be on March 5.

2. The Superintendent discussed the Career Fairs that the Division has attended and the student teachers that are coming to SVSD this spring. We have 2 student teachers from BU, 2 student teachers from St. Boniface and 1 student teacher from UCN.

3. The Superintendent discussed the Professional Development on February 4 for Teachers and Educational Assistants at SVRSS. Teachers will be working on two sessions on Fierce Conversations and Teaching Strategies in the Classroom, and Educational Assistants will be sitting in on a presentation from Roy Seidler on ,”Linking Paycheck to Purpose.”

4. The Board looked at the administrative procedure on International travel that will be added to the SVSD Administrative Procedure Manual.

5. The Board approved the annual calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The school year will begin on September 8, Christmas Break December 19 – January 3, Spring Break on March 29 – April 2 with the last day on June 30.

6. The Board discussed the next G-5 meeting coming up on February 5.

7. Trustees will be meeting with some SVRSS students on February 10 to get feedback for the next Strategic Planning Session in April.


Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on January 27, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)
The following were present:
Chair: L. Evans
Vice-Chair: G. Wowchuk
Trustees: D. Burghart
K. Highmoor
K. Riehl
V. Rooks
Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: W. Schaffer

R1 K. Riehl, V. Rooks:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of January 13, 2020, be adopted.

R2 G. Wowchuk, K. Riehl:
THAT as per the Superintendent’s Report, 8.3, the SVSD Calendar for the year 2020/21, be approved.

R3 D. Burghart, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R4 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R5 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, 19.1.1 and 19.1.2, as presented, be ratified.

R6 D. Burghart, V. Rooks:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:35 p.m.