Regular Board Meeting Summary

Regular Board Meeting Summary
Posted on 09/02/2020
Regular Board Meeting SummaryThe Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, for their regularly scheduled meeting. Trustees began by approving the consent agenda and adding additional items to the agenda.

The Alberta School Councils' Association's (ASCA) 2020 advocacy resolutions.

The Board then reviewed proposed staggered entry times for schools.

The meeting then reviewed the messaging sent to HPSD staff on the recommendation to have a COVID-19 test done prior to in-person classes resuming. This is in addition to the recommendation to sign-up for the MyHealth.Alberta health pass which allows people to have a digital copy of their COVID-19 test. Neither recommendation is required of staff for asymptomatic testing. Testing is required when directed to do so by Alberta Health Services.

The moved to postpone the decision to set a date for the 2020 Long Service Awards to the September Board meeting. They additionally postponed the decision to set dates for the school reports to the Board to the September Board meeting. The Board also postponed the decision to set a date for the Superintendent/Board evaluation to the September Board meeting.

The Board approved the Finance report and the capital purchase request.

The Board then received delegations from Safety Officer Shawn Oliver and Communication Officer Kyle Nichols. Mr. Oliver covered safety over the past school year including accidents and injuries, job safety training, and aspects related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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