Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 9, 2020

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
March 9, 2020

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board passed the Final 2020-2021 Budget on March 9, 2020. Within the budget, the Board has added small
additions in WSH, resource, guidance and work experience with a special levy increase of 1.25%.

2. The Board celebrated some of the accomplishments of the students at SVSD including the great work of our skills
competitors moving to provincial competitions in April, our curling teams that went to provincials, and our junior
boys and varsity girls basketball teams going to provincials. They also acknowledged the work of one of our
student teachers working with our students from École during his spring break at the Festival du Voyageur. A
reminder to schools to please send in the special events to the Division Office.

3. The Board discussed the information sent out on the Coronavirus and the possible ramifications for SVSD Students
and Staff.

4. The Superintendent discussed that three student teachers are in SVSD from Brandon University right now, with
two more coming from St. Boniface and one from UCN after Spring Break.

5. The Board discussed a report on the status of certified and noncertified teachers within the Division including

6. The Board looked at the current year budget update in a presentation by the Secretary-Treasurer.

7. The Superintendent reported that the next Workplace Safety and Health meeting is next week. The majority of
schools will have their inspections done by their local WSH member and Bob Gaiser, a WSH specialist, before this

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on
March 9, 2020 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 (electronically)

Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch
Absent: L. Evans

R1 V. Rooks, K. Riehl:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of February 24, 2020, be adopted. CARRIED

R2 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.2, general cheques numbering 55567 to
55672, B 895 to B 902 and transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll
in the amount of $1,609,784.47, for the month of January, be approved for payment. CARRIED

R3 D. Burghart, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 9.3, the Report on Capital Disbursements, be received and the payments
outlined, ratified. CARRIED

R4 D. Burghart, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 9.5, on the 2020/21 Budget, be received and the
2020 Special Levy be established at $8,041,665 (12.857 mills) and the 2020/21 Budget as
presented, be approved. CARRIED

R5 K. Riehl, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera. CARRIED

R6 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera. CARRIED

R7 V. Rooks, K. Riehl:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2 and 19.1.1, be ratified. CARRIED

R8 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT as per Item 19.2.5, the transportation request be received and denied. CARRIED

R9 K. Highmoor, D. Burghart:
THAT we do now adjourn at 8:43 p.m. CARRIED


Click HERE to see The Superintendent’s Staffing Report – March 9, 2020