Board of Trustees Key Messages
Following are the Board of Trustees Key Messages from the Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
1) The Board of Trustees ratified the Memorandum of Agreement between Livingstone Range School Division No. 68 and the local Alberta Teachers’ Association for the period September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2018.
2) Several changes to the process of board meetings were approved by the Board of Trustees:
Consent Agenda The Board of Trustees approved of creating a new Consent Agenda for the Board of Trustees. A consent agenda may be presented by the chair at the beginning of a meeting. Items may be removed from the consent agenda on the request of any one member. Items not removed may be adopted by general consent without debate. Removed items may be taken up either immediately after the consent agenda or placed later on the agenda at the discretion of the chair with approval from the Board. It is important to make sure that all trustees know what items belong on the agenda and how to move items to and from the consent agenda. For this reason, instruction on using the consent agenda should be part of the board orientation program. The Policy Committee will update Policy 8 - Board Operations to reflect this change.
Recording Board Meetings The Board of Trustees approved of directing Superintendent Seguin to explore video recording of board meetings and the necessary requirements for storage and use. This will be implemented by the December, 2018 Board Meeting.
Board Meeting Dates The Board of Trustees approved the meeting dates for the 2018-2019 Board Meetings and 2018-20109 Meeting of the Whole Meetings. These dates are posted on our website under Board / Board Meeting Dates.
Board Meeting Time Change The Board of Trustees set the meeting time for Regular Board Meetings for 1:00-4:30 pm for the upcoming year, starting in September.
Coffee with the Board The Board of Trustees approved a school tour schedule, over the trustees four year term, for the purpose of meeting with school administration and staff. This schedule will coincide with the dates of their Meetings of the Whole and as such, these meetings will be held at the school location.
3) Ms. Tacey Rabbit, a grade 5 student at W.A. Day Elementary School was recently awarded the Honouring Spirit Award, an award sponsored by ASBA which recognizes FNMI students who model strength and commitment in pursuit of their education, while embracing and celebrating their heritage. Tacey was one of one of 9 students honored through the province. Tacey and her grandmother, Irma Small Legs attended the board meeting and was presented a gift to honour and recognize her achievement.