Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 10, 2021

Swan Valley
School Division

Executive Summary of the
May 10, 2021

Submitted by:
Jon Zilkey,

1. The Board examined Policy 15: Assets
2. Cam Mateika, Director of Research & Technology, presented his annual ICT and SVRSS Vocational Report via Zoom to the Board. Cam talked about the partnerships with UCN, the vocational uptake at the SVRSS, and the changes that have happened at SVSD due to the pandemic. Very thorough report.

3. The Board discussed the new health orders, and the COVID impact they may have on SVSD. The Superintendent discussed school plans with the Board, should they need to go to remote learning as directed by the province.

4. The Board discussed inquiries from the PE Council, and a Leave of Absence request.

5. The Board discussed the Strategic Planning Event held on May 4, 2021. It was considered a successful session though it was challenging virtually. Other stakeholders that normally attend were missed. Draft versions will be updated, and a final version will be submitted in June.

6. The Board has designed a committee to work on getting information to the public about Bill 64. The committee gave an update on their work.

7. The Secretary-Treasurer discussed the proposed SVRSS Project, and updated the Board on where it is at right now.

8. The Board Superintendent Evaluation was reviewed with the Superintendent.

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on May 10, 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 additions to the Agenda were approved:
3.1 SVRSS Vocational Report
8.1.5 Physical Education Council Letter
16.2.5 Request for Leave
16.3.2 SVRSS Consultant Report
16.4.3 Instruction K-12 Education


R1 V. Rooks, D. Burghart:
THAT the Minutes of the regular meeting of April 26, 2021, be adopted.

R2 W. Schaffer, K. Riehl:
THAT as per Board Item 7.1.9, the letter of resignation from Superintendent/CEO Jon Zilkey, effective July 31, 2021, be accepted with regret.

R3 D. Burghart, V. Rooks:
THAT as per Item 8.2, the Report on Capital Disbursements be received and, the payments outlined, ratified.

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

R5 V. Rooks, K. Riehl:
THAT the Board move out of In-Camera.

R6 K. Highmoor, V. Rooks: THAT the Staffing Reports of the Superintendent/CEO, 7.2 and 16.2.1, be ratified.

R7 K. Highmoor, W. Schaffer:
THAT the request for a leave of absence, Item 16.2.5, be received, and direction of the Board to the Superintendent/CEO as outlined be approved.

R8 K. Riehl, V. Rooks:
THAT we do now adjourn at 9:55 p.m.