Swan Valley School Division Minutes – March 8, 2021

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
February 22, 2021

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board examined Policy 11: General Executive Constraint Decision-Making Matrix

2. The Board reviewed the 2021-2022 Budget one last time, and discussed the Budget Public Consultation held on March 3. The Board approved the budget for next year.

3. The Superintendent reported on the upcoming Workplace Safety and Health, and Accessibility Meetings, as well as an Interprovincial Meeting with members from Manitoba Saskatchewan Border School Divisions.

4. The Board reviewed the plans being organized by Lorna Munro for a new cultural centre at SVRSS for the 2021-2022 school year.

5. The Board talked about the upcoming SVSD Strategic Plan to be looked at in May following the soon to be released Education Review.

6. The Board discussed the upcoming Bill 64 pending presentation that they will have online with the Provincial government.

7. The Board was updated on the plans for SVRSS in regards to the capital project on the MPR, Music Room and Gym.

8. The Board reviewed the student numbers for all our schools in terms of homeschooling, remote learning, and Immunocompromised. Given COVID, the Board does this monthly.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on March 8, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. (unapproved)
The following were present:
Chair: G. Wowchuk
Vice-Chair: W. Schaffer

D. Burghart
K. Highmoor
K. Riehl – electronic
V. Rooks

Superintendent: J. Zilkey
Secretary-Treasurer: B. Rausch

Absent: L. Evans

Addition to Agenda By Board consensus the following addition to the Agenda was approved:
9.1 Transportation Report


R1 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of February 22, 2021, be adopted.

R2 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks:
THAT as per the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.2, general cheques numbering 56528 to 56601 and 2674, transfers (bank fees) and EFT’s, which includes general and payroll in the amount of $1,676,451.42 for the month ending January 31, 2021, be approved for payment.

R3 W. Schaffer, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Report of the Secretary-Treasurer, 8.4, on the 2021/22 Budget, be received and the 2021 Special Levy be established at $8,041,664 (12.793 mills) and the 2021/22 Budget as presented, be approved.

R4 V. Rooks, K. Highmoor:
THAT as per Transportation Report 9.1, the recommendation to purchase three school buses as outlined, be approved.

R5 W. Schaffer, K. Highmoor:
THAT the Board move to In-Camera. CARRIED (Trustee Rooks excused herself from the meeting for Agenda Item 16.5.1).

R6 D. Burghart, V. Rooks: THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R7 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2 and 16.2.1, be ratified.

K. Riehl, D. Burghart: THAT we do now adjourn at 9:05 p.m.