Regular Board Meeting Summary

Regular Board Meeting Summary
Posted on 01/31/2020
Regular Board Meeting SummaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High Prairie, Alberta – The HPSD Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, January 15 for their regularly scheduled board meeting. They began by approving the consent agenda with several additions.

Trustees began with a discussion on the -40 bus cancellation policy. The discussion included the current temperature threshold for the Division cancelling buses, whether on a route-by-route or in an entire ward (or the whole division). Administration will be preparing additional information for the Board on cold weather statistics and cancellation policies from other school jurisdictions.

Trustees reviewed the Public School Board’ Association (PSBA) awards nomination package. No HPSD trustees are eligible for long service awards this year. Nominations for the other PSBA awards must occur at the February meeting.

The administrative team from Kinuso School was then received to provide their rescheduled school report to the board.

The Board then received a delegation from Inclusive Education and Student Services with Supervisor of Inclusion Brennan McDonald, Divisional Psychologist Colin Collett, and Provisional Psychologist Jo-Ann Lane. The team updated the Board of Trustees on the work being done in the division to support inclusive education.

Trustees then discussed school council dispute resolution as it relates to the Education Act. Administration will review the requirements as outlined by the Alberta Government.

The Board then discussed the upcoming Long Service Awards and the venue options for the annual event whereby the Board of Trustees honours the significant milestones and achievements of the staff.

Trustees approved the Terms of Reference for the ad hoc Board/Superintendent Evaluation Committee.

The next item reviewed was the requested sponsorship of the Skills Canada Alberta North West Regional Competition. Trustees defeated the motion as no HPSD students are attending the regional competition this year.

Board Policy 5 - Role of the Chair received first and second reading.

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

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