Regular Board Meeting Highlights - June 21, 2022

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Attendance Area Review, Board, Board Meeting, Community Engagement, Copperhaven School, Duffield School, FNMI, High Park School, Muir Lake School, Parkland Village School, Prescott Learning Centre, Truth & Reconciliation

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The adopted minutes will be available on our website following the next Regular Board meeting.

Time codes of the LiveStream are included in brackets at the end of each item.

Update:

Organizational Meeting

  • The Board hosted it's Organizational Meeting for the 2022-2023 school year. By acclamation, the Board re-elected Ward 2 trustee Lorraine Stewart as Board Chair and elected Jill Osborne as Vice-Chair. (8:22)
  • The Board appointed members as representatives to Committees for the 2022-2023 school year effective immediately. Trustees will for committees as follows: (16:48)
    • Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Zone 2/3 - Jill Osborne, Lorraine Stewart
    • Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) Labour Relations - Eric Cameron, Aimee Hennig, Paul McCann
    • Audit Committee - Eric Cameron, Paul McCann, Jill Osborne
    • Benefit Plan Advisory Committee - Aileen Wagner
    • Central Alberta Association of Municipal and School Employees (CAAMSE) Labour Relations - Paul McCann, Anne Montgomery, Lorraine Stewart
    • Council of School Councils (COSC) - Lorraine Stewart
    • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Labour Relations - Aimee Hennig, Paul McCann, Anne Montgomery
    • Public School Boards' Association of Alberta (PSBAA) Council - Eric Cameron, Aileen Wagner
    • Rural Caucus of Alberta School Boards (RCASB) - Aileen Wagner
    • Spruce Grove Joint Use Committee - Jill Osborne
    • Stony Plain Joint Use Committee - Paul McCann
    • Teacher Board Advisory Committee (TBAC) - Aimee Hennig, Anne Montgomery, Aileen Wagner
    • Teachers' Employer Bargaining Association Representative (TEBA) - Lorraine Stewart
  • The Board approved the Board Remuneration for the 2022-2023 school year. (20:40)
  • The Board approved the 2022 - 2023 Meeting Dates. (22:29)
  • The Board approved the 2022-2023 Board Annual Work Plan. (26:04)

Regular Board Meeting

  • On National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Board welcomed a delegation from Duffield School that presented on the topic of Land-based Learning. The delegation included Principal Cherie Lovsund, Indigenous Education Facilitator Charity Alook, as well as Grade 8 students Ashton Jacobsen, Nellou Maw and Alex Sargent. (43:13)
  • The Board approved Revised Board Policy 11: Board Delegation of Authority. (1:24:18)
  • The Board approved the Attendance Area Review Recommendation A3 addressing capacity issues at Prescott Learning Centre. (1:29:13)
    • The Spruce Grove communities of Tonewood, Fenwyck, and Easton be re-designated to the Brookwood School and Woodhaven Middle School attendance boundaries, effective the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Further, that any current, affected students who will be in Grades 7-9 at Prescott Learning Centre in the 2023- 2024 school year be permitted to remain at Prescott Learning Centre (legacy) until they complete Grade 9, and that their families are not assigned school-of-choice fees for those students who legacy and require transportation to Prescott Learning Centre.
  • The Board approved the Attendance Area Review Recommendation B addressing capacity issues at Copperhaven School. (1:48:57)
    • The Spruce Grove community of McLaughlin be re-designated to the Brookwood School and Woodhaven Middle School attendance boundaries, effective the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Further, that any current, affected students who will be in Grades 7-9 at Copperhaven School in 2023-2024 school year be permitted to remain at Copperhaven School (legacy) until they complete Grade 9, and that their families are not assigned school-of-choice fees for those students who legacy and require transportation to Copperhaven School.
  • The Board approved the Attendance Area Review Recommendation F addressing capacity issues at High Park School. (2:07:16)
    • The rural area north of Highway 16 currently designated to High Park School be re-designated to the Muir Lake School attendance boundary, effective the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year. Further, that any current, affected students who will be in Grades 7-9 at High Park School in the 2023-2024 school year be permitted to remain at High Park School (legacy) until they complete Grade 9, and that their families are not assigned school-of-choice fees for those students who legacy and require transportation to High Park School.
  • The Board received as information the 2021-2022 Third Quarter Financial Report and Forecast as presented by Director, Financial Services, Jason Krefting. As of May 31, 2022, revenues year to date were $103.2M and expenditures year to date were $103.0M resulting in a surplus of $208K. A deficit of $1.8M is currently forecast for the year ended August 31, 2022 which is lower than budget. (2:30:16)
  • The Board received as information the 2021-2022 Indigenous Education Report as presented by Division Principal, Instructional Services, Kathy Mann. (2:40:37)
  • The Board received as information the Science, Technology, engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) Report as presented by Division Principal, Instructional Services, Kathy Mann. (3:00:25)

The next Regular Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. Livestream

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