Regular Board Meeting Summary (20)

Regular Board Meeting Summary
Posted on 04/29/2020
Regular Board Meeting SummaryHigh Prairie, AB - The HPSD Board of Trustees met via Zoom for their regularly scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. They began by approving the consent agenda and then moved into the rest of the meeting.

Trustees reviewed Board Policies 11 - Role of Superintendent, 12 - Appeals Regarding Student Matters and Appendix - Delegation Request Form, and 13 - Hearings on Teacher Transfers.

The Board approved the 2020-21 operational calendar as presented.

The 2020 Three-Year Capital Plan was approved by the Board of Trustees.

Trustees approved a recommendation from the Employee Recognition Committee to postpone the 2020 Long Service Awards celebration until a later date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Board of Trustees approved a motion to write a follow-up letter to the Minister of Transportation regarding his response to the Board's letter to The Honourable Grant Hunter, Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction on Mandatory Entry-Level Training for school bus drivers.

Divisional Psychologist Colin Collett was received as a delegation to the Board of Trustees. He presented on the work being done by the wellness coaches prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the work they are doing presently to support school-based staff and provide health and wellness supports to students and their families. He also identified how the team was reaching out to students and their families to use the monies from the School Nutrition Program to support families who are facing food insecurities.

Trustees discussed opportunities to promote the continuation of learning in the division. They noted that there is a misunderstanding with some parents and families that all learning has ceased for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. As per the Government of Alberta website, "Alberta students should continue to learn while in-school classes are cancelled. School authorities will offer at-home learning opportunities for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students online or through accommodations like course packages and telephone check-ins". Teachers across the division have been working with students to provide a continuity of student learning and content delivery. Additionally, information on the pandemic and the response from High Prairie School Division can be found on our website, hpsd.ca/COVID19.

The Board received the Finance Report and then moved into closed for the remainder of the meeting.
Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2020 Intrado Corporation. All rights reserved.