Regular Board Meeting Summary May 17, 2017

Regular Board Meeting Summary May 17, 2017
Posted on 05/23/2017
Regular Board Meeting SummaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High Prairie, Alberta – The HPSD Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, May 17 for their regularly scheduled board meeting. Trustees moved to accept the new consent agenda which approved all reports to the board, correspondence, identified action items, and several items in closed.

Trustees reviewed proposed changes to Board Policies 11 - Role of the Superintendent, 14 - School Closures, and 15 - Recruitment and Selection of Personnel. This completes the review of all Board Policies which was done in under one year with Trustees additionally reviewing other school jurisdiction policies to ensure HPSD is meeting or exceeding current best practices.

Trustees reviewed required changes to the 2017-18 school year calendar as a result of the newly announced teacher contract negotiated by the Government of Alberta. The change in the calendar is necessary to accommodate the new cap on teachers’ operational hours of 1200 per school year.

Report to the Board dates for the upcoming year were discussed with a plan to review them at the next Planning and Priorities meeting.

Trustees reviewed documentation from the ASBA Budget and Bylaws Bulletin.

Trustees approved a request from AHS for space in C.J. Schurter School for their Early Childhood Intervention Program. The new program for children ages 3 to 4 will be in collaboration with C.J. Schurter school. Its goal is to work with children under school age with a delay or disability or those who are at risk of a delay. They will provide structured play activities specifically aimed at child development intervention to assist with a smooth school transition. The program will support 8-10 spaces for registered students.

The Board approved the 2017-18 IMR projects.

Trustees additionally approved the request from Holy Family Catholic Regional Division for busing days in the 2017-18 school year.

In the Trustee Reports, Trustees discussed attendance at the grand opening of the High Prairie Hospital. Additionally on their attendance at the Slave Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The Board received a delegation from the ECS Support Team. Members of the team discussed current strategies in place, opportunities being investigated, and successes found with respect to heir work with school-based staff.

Finally, Trustees reviewed an invitation to the 2017 commencement ceremony for Kinuso School.

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