Board Organizational Meeting Summary

Board Organizational Meeting Summary
Posted on 10/26/2021

The High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, for their organizational meeting. Superintendent Laura Poloz began the organizational meeting by reading the land acknowledgment, having Secretary Treasurer Jody Frowley facilitate Trustees taking the oath of office, and the call for nominations for Board Chair. Trustees Tammy Henkel and Joy McGregor were nominated for the position. Both candidates accepted the nomination. After a secret ballot vote, Joy McGregor was elected as Board Chair and led the remainder of the Organizational Meeting. Tammy Henkel was nominated and acclaimed as Vice Chair. Signing authority will continue to be held by Ward 2 Trustees Tammy Henkel and Adrian Wong. Trustees reviewed Board Policy 7 - Board Operations and accepted with amendments. Trustees then reviewed Board Policy 8 - Committees of the Board. The following committee appointments were made:

  

Board/Bus Drivers’ Liaison Committee

Lorrie Shelp, Adrian Wong, and Tammy Henkel (as alternate), the Superintendent, Secretary Treasurer, and the Director of Transportation.

 

Board/Teacher Liaison

Karin Scholl, Lynn Skrepnek, Cory Hughes, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

 

Fiduciary Review Committee

Committee of the Whole, The Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

 

Bus Drivers’ Salary Negotiations and Interpretation Committee

Joy McGregor, Lorrie Shelp, Karin Scholl, Adrian Wong (as alternate), the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer. 

 

Representatives, Zone 1, ASBA

Karin Scholl and Adrian Wong (as alternate).

 

Planning and Priorities Committee

Committee of the Whole, the Superintendent. Board Vice Chair to chair the committee.

 

Pupil Personnel Committee

Comprised of one Trustee and the Superintendent or designate.

 

Teachers’ Salary Negotiations and Interpretation Committee

Tammy Henkel, Karin Scholl, Lynn Skrepnek, and Cory Hughes (as alternate), the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

 

Public School Boards’ Association Council

Lorrie Shelp, Tammy Henkel (as alternate).

 

Board/First Nation, Métis, Inuit, Liaison Committee

One Trustee from each ward, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

 

Slave Lake Joint Use Committee

Ward 4 Trustees, Slave Lake Principals, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

 

High Prairie Joint Use Committee

Ward 2 Trustees, High Prairie Principals, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

 

Kinuso School/Community Library Board Joint Use Committee

Ward 3 Trustee(s), Kinuso Principal, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

 

Recognition of Employees Committee

Karin Scholl, Lorrie Shelp, and Cory Hughes (as alternate).

 

Council of School Councils (CoSC) Committee

The Board Chair or designate and the Superintendent or designate.

 

Chamber of Commerce (Smoky River, High Prairie, Slave Lake) Committee

Trustee from each ward that has a Chamber of Commerce.

 

Rural Caucus Committee

Tammy Henkel and Lorrie Shelp (as alternate).

 

Advocacy Committee

Lorrie Shelp, Karin Scholl, Joy McGregor, the Superintendent, and the Director of Communications.

 

Board meeting dates were set to be the 3rd Tuesday of each month.

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