Regular Board Meeting Summary (1)

Regular Board Meeting Summary
Posted on 01/26/2018

High Prairie, Alberta – The HPSD Board of Trustees met for their regularly scheduled board meeting on Wednesday, January 17th. Trustees reviewed the nomination forms for the upcoming Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta awards for special contribution to public education and long service nominations for school trustees. Nominations will be brought to the next board meeting.

Trustees discussed the recent District Student Council meeting that took place last month. Trustees talked about the representation from schools across the division and about the governance model. With respect to information provided from the District Student Council to the HPSD Board of Trustees, it was requested to ask for information/updates on coaches and support services in their schools, school calendar input, course options in their schools and options they would like to have, and any other information they feel would be beneficial to the HPSD Board of Trustees.

The Board then examined a budget survey from the Government of Alberta and reviewed responses that were generated from earlier discussions.

Trustees reported whether they were planning to attend the upcoming Alberta School Council Association AGM from April 20-22.

A discussion was held regarding diploma exams and the recent inclement weather that resulted in all buses in the division being cancelled for the first 2 days of testing. Trustees considered options to further inform the public on the requirements and restrictions surrounding diploma exam administration, specifically dealing with inclement weather.

The trip to Quebec from Georges P. Vanier School was approved in full.

Trustees then approved the Finance Report and moved into closed for the remainder of the meeting.


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