Regular Board Meeting Highlights - May 30, 2023

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. The adopted minutes will be available on our website following the next Regular Board meeting.


Regular Board Meeting

  • The Board approved the revised Board Policy 13: Appeals to the Board Regarding Student Matters with revisions discussed.
  • The Board approved a revised Transportation Fee Schedule. Fee increases are required to operate the regional transportation system on a break-even basis. The fee increases are being proposed to offset Transportation’s anticipated increases in contractor rates due to inflation along with accommodating the recently announced changes in the student eligibility distances. With the changes to the eligibility distances (1 KM for K-6 students & 2 KMS for 7-12 students) ridership is expected to increase. In order to help accommodate the increased ridership demands we are adding ten (10) new routes to the system.
  • The Board approved the 2023-2024 Fiscal Budget. The budget indicates a deficit of $483,401. Total revenue is $153,486,289 with expenses of $153,969,690. It is expected that Division’s accumulated surplus from operations (inclusive of SGF-$593,275) will have a balance of $3,893,674 as of August 31, 2024.
    Revenues increased $16.5 million or 12.0% from last year’s budget while operating expenses increased by $14.7 million or 10.6%. This budget includes the addition of Athabasca Delta Community School (ADCS) as it was added to PSD by Ministerial Order(#011/2022) on August 8, 2022. As ADCS was added after the 2022-2023 budget was approved, it is not included in the 2022-2023 comparators. 
  • The Board approved the 2023-2026 Education Plan. Parkland School Division’s Education Plan is the document that guides the strategic plans for the Division and Schools for the following year, within a three-year timeframe. Information about the Division has been gathered from a wide variety of feedback sources including the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent’s executive team, school-based administrators, community stakeholders, students, teachers, and parents.
  • The Board received as information the Career & Technology Report as presented by Division Principal, Shaye Patras. 
  • The Board received as information the Strategic Communications Department Report as presented by Director, Jordi Weidman. 

The next Regular Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 9:30am. Prior to that meeting, the Board will hold its Organizational Meeting for the 2023-2024 school year. 


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