Regular Board Meeting Highlights - January 14, 2020
January 14, 2020 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The adopted minutes will be available on our website following the next Regular Board meeting.
- The Board established a submission deadline of February 11, 2020 for schools to nominate a first year teacher for the Alberta School Boards Association Edwin Parr Award. The three trustees to put their name forward for the Edwin Parr Selection Committee include Eric Cameron, Paul McCann and Anne Montgomery.
- The Board of Trustees accepted the Seba Beach School Viability Study, with the recommendation to close Seba Beach School after the 2019-2020 school year. Now the process will follow Board Policy 15: School Closures including public notification, a public enagement evening leading up to a Board vote on the matter. A notice of motion was given that the Board of Trustees considers closure of Seba Beach School effective June 30,2020 and that the Board's decision on this potential closure be made at a Special Board Meeting to be held March 17, 2020. A public meeting will be held at Seba Beach School February 4, 2020. The deadline for written submissions from concerned electors is February 25, 2020. Concerned electors will have the opportunity to present their response to the Board on March 10, 2020.
- The Board received as information the Quarterly Financial Report as presented by Director of Financial Services, Jason Krefting. At November 30, 2019, revenues year to date were $33.4M and expenditures year to date were $33.4M resulting in a surplus of $526. A deficit of $3.0M is budgeted for the year ended August 31, 2020.
- The Board received as information the Division Wellness Report as presented by Wellness Coordinator, Felicia Ochs. The Parkland School Division is proud of the ongoing work of the wellness initiative. The Parkland School Division's Wellness Initiative is focused on working collectively with staff, caregivers and community to provide programming supports and services aimed at fostering wellness in children, youth and families. The Division has embraced the concept that if students and staff are not well (physically, socially and emotionally), their ability to engage and therefore succeed in school and life will be compromised. As a result, our division ensures that we intentionally embed physical literacy, nutrition and positive social-emotional supports and teaching into our learning environments.