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Regular Board Meeting Highlights - June 11, 2019

June 11, 2019 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. The adopted minutes will be available on our website following the next Regular Board meeting.

Update:

  • The Board welcomed a delegation of Grade 7 students from Stony Plain Central School led by Principal Colleen Woloshyn and teachers Kyla Moore and Stephanie Mitchell. Austin Banks, Mason Chase, Serenity Foley, Tyler Harder, Jordyn Hill, Megan Kits, Isaac O’Neill and Nadifa Warsame presented: “Moving from Engaged to Empowered Learners”. In this project, students were challenged to effectively communicate their poetry theme using a chosen media to engage their audience.
  • The Board extended formal congratulations to Grade 2 student Allyson Parnall from Forest Green School for receiving an honourable mention for The Honouring Spirit: Indigenous Student Awards. The awards are intended to recognize First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who model strength and commitment in the pursuit of their personal education path and embrace their own gifts, strengths and potential while celebrating the ways of their people. 
  • The Board accepted the recommendation from administration to maintain its focus on transporting PSD students and reducing PSD's transportation operating deficit, and therefore refrain from reconsidering a cooperative busing agreement with Wild Rose School Division.
  • The Board accepted and ratified the Local 955 International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Memorandum of Agreement on May 9, 2019. On May 9, 2019 IUOE Local 955 voted 84% in favor of ratification of the new collective agreement term September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2023. It was agreed that for 2018 and 2019 there will be no wage increase and in 2020 no increase with a $150 total added to health spending. In 2021 there will be a 1% wage increase and in 2022 a 2% wage increase.
  • The Board approved Board Policy 1: Divisional Foundational Statements which include a new Vision, Mission and Values statements for the Division.
    • Vision: Our students possess the confidence, resilience, insight and skills required to thrive in and positively impact the world.
    • Mission: We assure supportive learning environments, meaningful experiences and healthy relationships that create opportunities to develop resilience, to gain diversity in perspectives and to achieve enduring success.
    • Foundational Statements: Our Ultimate Goal is Student Succes and Well-being.
      We therefore value:
      • Learning opportunities that are:
        • purposeful,
        • essential,
        • relevant,
        • authentic, and
        • responsive;
      • Excellence in achievement;
      • Trustworthy, respectful relationships; and
      • Resilience with self-awareness.
    • We attend to these Priorities:
      • Inspired Exploration
      • Connected Community
      • Confident Resilience
      • Meaningful Engagement
      • Wellness Culture
      • Resource Stewardship
  • The Board approved the Trustee Travel to Japan - Shikaoi Delegation.
  • The Board received as information the Engagement Summary Report.
  • The Board received as information the 2019-2020 Education Plan Draft.
  • The Board received as information the Technology Services Department Report as presented by Director of Technology Services Mark Karaki.

Next Regular Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., Centre for Education