Regular Board Meeting Summary

Regular Board Meeting Summary
Posted on 05/22/2018
Regular Board Meeting SummaryFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

High Prairie, Alberta – The HPSD Board of Trustees met on Wednesday, May 16th for their regularly scheduled meeting.

Trustees began by approving their consent agenda. They then received a delegation of the 2018 Learning Support Centre summer students. Students introduced themselves to the Board and then explained their role and intended outcomes. The summer students will give a formal presentation to the Trustees at their regular meeting in August.

Trustees reviewed the school supply lists. No legislation has come into effect as of yet and the Board moved to form an ad hoc committee to review and approve the 2018-19 school supply lists. Discussion on the supply lists focused on ensuring that items being requested were not superfluous and in-line with other schools.

Trustees approved the capital budget after discussion on several items. The Finance and Transportation Departments will be performing an analysis of the division’s fleet of buses to ensure that new bus purchases are done strategically to optimize the process and look for possible efficiencies.

The three-year capital plan was approved. The modernization of Georges P. Vanier school in Donnelly has been moved to the number one position in the plan.

Trustees reviewed and approved the Infrastructure Maintenance and Renewal (IMR) projects for the upcoming school year. Notable projects include boiler replacements at École Routhier, office area renovations and mudjacking at E.W. Pratt, exterior lights to LEDs at C.J. Schurter, and roofing at Roland Michener.

Trustees then received a delegation from the Career Coaches on the work being done with HPSD students including information on dual credits, high school completion, and scholarships. Assistant Superintendent Evan Dearden followed their presentation with a report on High School Redesign in the division.

Lastly, the Board approved the Finance Report and then moved into closed.

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