Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 28, 2020

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
September 28, 2020

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The board examined staffing and was made aware of the challenges of getting professional staff and bus drivers for the current year at SVSD.

2. The board discussed extracurricular sports at SVSD and will re-examine at the next meeting after gettinginformation on what other school divisions around the province are doing.

3. The board went over Covid cases in other school divisions and the plan for what happens, if it happens, in SVSD. Public Health would give direction to the school division, parents, and students involved. The school division needs to prepare for this and what that might look like for distance learning for an isolation period, if needed. Given the Valley’s interconnected transportation, it is possible a case could affect more then one school.

4. The board’s workshop is September 30. In that meeting it will be doing a board review, look at topics on governance and code of conduct.

5. The board discussed the reallocation of resources to provide more support in psychology for the division.

6. The board discussed the Workplace Safety Day on October 2, and the Professional Development Day on October 23 for teachers.

7. The secretary-treasurer discussed the reporting template schools have to do monthly when it comes to Covid expenses and savings.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on September 28, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)
The following were present:

Chair: G. Wowchuk
Vice-Chair: W. Schaffer

Trustees: D. Burghart
L. Evans
K. Highmoor
K. Riehl
V. Rooks
Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch

Addition to Agenda
By Board consensus the following addition to the Agenda was approved:
12.1 Johnson Controls Upgrade
19.4.5 Parent Calls Info

R1 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of September 14, 2020, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 12.1, the Report on the Johnson Controls Upgrade, be received and approved.

R3 V. Rooks, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera.

R4 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R5 D. Burghart, K. Riehl:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 8.2, 19.2.1 and, be ratified.

R6 W. Schaffer, V. Rooks:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:15 p.m.