Organizational and Regular Board Meeting Summary

Organizational and Regular Board Meeting Summary
Posted on 07/31/2019
Organizational and Regular Board Meeting SummaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High Prairie, Alberta – The High Prairie School Division Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, for their Organizational and Regular Board Meeting. Superintendent Laura Poloz began the organizational meting by calling for nominations for Board Chair. Joyce Dvornek was nominated for the position. Joyce Dvornek accepted the nomination. With no other nominations from the floor, Joyce Dvornek was acclaimed as Board Chair and led the remainder of the Organizational Meeting. Ali Mouallem was acclaimed as Vice Chair. The following committee appointments were made:

Board/Bus Drivers’ Liaison Committee
Ali Mouallem, Adrian Wong, and Lorrie Shelp (as alternate), the Superintendent, Secretary Treasurer, and the Director of Transportation.

Board/Teacher Liaison
Karin Scholl, Lynn Skrepnek, Ali Mouallem, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

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

Bus Drivers’ Salary Negotiations and Interpretation Committee
Karin Scholl, Steve Adams, Lorrie Shelp, Lynn Skrepnek (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.

Pupil Personnel Committee
Comprised of one Trustee and one Central Office person (as designated by the Superintendent).

Teachers’ Salary Negotiations and Interpretation Committee
Ali Mouallem, Karin Scholl, Lynn Skrepnek, and Joyce Dvornek (as alternate), the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

Public School Boards’ Association Council
Joyce Dvornek, Lorrie Shelp (as alternate).

Trustee Professional Development Committee
Committee of the Whole, the Superintendent.

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, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

High Prairie Joint Use Committee
Ward 2 Trustees, the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

Kinuso School/Community Library Board Joint Use Committee
Ward 3 Trustee(s), the Superintendent, and the Secretary Treasurer.

Recognition of Employee Committee
Karin Scholl, Joyce Dvornek, and Lorrie Shelp (as alternate).

Council of School Councils (CoSC) Committee
The Board Chair or designate and the Superintendent

Chamber of Commerce (Smoky River, High Prairie, Slave Lake) Committee
Trustee from each ward that has a Chamber of Commerce.

Rural Caucus Committee
Lorrie Shelp and Karin Scholl (as alternate)

The Board also reaffirmed Board Policy 7 - Board Operations, Board Policy 8 - Committees of the Board, set meeting dates for the following year, and reviewed the disclosure information form.

The annual long service awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 22. The meeting was then adjourned and followed by the regular board meeting.

The Board received delegations from the Directors of Facilities, Technology, and Transportation. Each of the Directors presented on work undertaken in the previous year as well as plans moving forward in the upcoming school year.

Trustees participated in a webinar from the Alberta School Boards Association on the changes affecting school authorities as a result of the replacement of the School Act by the Education Act which is expected to take effect in September 2019.

Trustees approved the proposed tuition fees as presented by administration. They also approved the Transportation, Subsistence, and Facility Rates for the 2019-20 school year.

The Board reviewed an update from the Advocacy Committee regarding options for key priorities to support HPSD students and division initiatives.

The Board approved the 2019-20 Infrastructure Maintenance and Renewal (IMR) Plan and the 2019-20 Capital Budget. Trustees then reviewed and approved the 2019-20 Divisional Operating Budget after careful examination in consultation with administration.

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