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BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 67 (OKANAGAN SKAHA)
REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2003, AT 7:30 P.M.
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
AGENDA
1.0
CALL TO ORDER
2.0
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
3.0
PRESENTATIONS BY SCHOOLS AND/OR STUDENTS
3.1
Summer Professional Development
Esther Skrypiczajko, Chair, Professional Development Committee, and
Janice Reiswig, a member of the committee, will speak to the Board
regarding the summer professional development days.
3.2
Summer School 2003
Summer school teacher Sandy Hodson will highlight “Kids in the
Kitchen”, a new program offered at the 2003 Summer School and Linda
King and Ann Delorme will discuss the success of the “Remedial
Reading – Primary” program offered during summer school and how it
relates to the district’s goal of literacy. Katie Hicks, Principal, 2003
Summer School Program, will present her summer school report to the
Board.
3.3
The Black Box (August 2003): How can we improve the achievement
of all students?
“The Black Box” is an eight-minute video designed to engage parents
and staff in a discussion about the school’s and/or district’s efforts to
improve achievement for all students. The video was produced by Russ
Stasiuk (Penticton Secondary School media teacher) and is available in all
SD67 schools. It will be shown to all school staffs and parents in the fall.
“The Black Box” (August 2003) is the first of a series. Each year, a new
video will be produced to highlight the plans, progress, and results.
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4.0
RECEIVING OF DELEGATIONS AND GUESTS
5.0
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
Agenda for Regular School Board Meeting – September 8, 2003
Special meeting held on July 7, 2003.
6.0
REPORT FROM CLOSED MEETING
The secretary-treasurer to report on the closed special meetings held on July 7
and August 26, 2003.
7.0
CORRESPONDENCE
7.1
Letter from Minister of Education
A letter from the Minister of Education regarding a second enrollment
count for 2003-04. (Attachment)
7.2
Letter from Minister of Education
A letter from the Minister of Education regarding the roles of school
boards, School Planning Councils and the Ministry of Education in
meeting the requirements for improved public and community
understanding of how spending decisions are linked to achievement
outcomes for students. (Attachment)
7.3
Letter from Auditor General of British Columbia
A letter from the Auditor General of British Columbia outlining ways the
Auditor General intends to gather information for the Select Standing
Committee on Public Accounts and seeking input to the planned
approach. (Attachment)
7.4
Letter from Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union
A letter from the Okanagan Skaha Teachers’ Union regarding changes to
the College of Teachers and requesting the Board consider writing the
Minister of Education regarding the changes. (Attachment)
7.5
Copy of Letter to Minister of Skills Development and Labour
A copy of a letter forwarded by School District No. 41 (Burnaby) to the
Minister of Skills Development and Labour regarding proposed changes to
the Employment Standards Act. (Attachment)
7.6
Copy of Letter to Minister of Education
A copy of a letter forwarded by School District No. 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin)
to the Minister of Education regarding the implementation of Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). (Attachment)
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8.0
Agenda for Regular School Board Meeting – September 8, 2003
Copy of Letter to Minister of Education
A copy of a letter forwarded by School District No. 39 (Vancouver) to the
Minister of Education requesting information pertaining to the funding
formula changes effective for 2005-06. (Attachment)
REPORT OF COMMITTEES
8.1
Finance and Management Committee
Trustee Little will report on the finance and management committee
meeting held on September 3, 2003:
a.
b.
c.
d.
8.2
Second Enrolment Count
DPAC Request for Funding
Tour of School Board Office Basement
Future Meeting Dates
Buildings, Grounds, Safety and Transportation Committee
Trustee Jamieson will report on the buildings, grounds, safety and
transportation committee meeting held on September 3, 2003:
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
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Penticton Secondary School
Emergency Use of Facilities
Field Irrigation
Wiltse Elementary School
2004-05 Building Program
REPORT OF SECRETARY-TREASURER
9.1
Policy No. 750 – School Closure
The 30-day circulation period to partner groups was approved at the June
9, 2003 board meeting for Policy No. 750 – School Closure. A minor
wording change has been made for clarification and the policy is now
recommended for adoption. (Attachment)
9.2
Financial Statements
The secretary-treasurer will review the preparation of the financial
statements and district audit.
9.3
Summer Maintenance Projects
The director of maintenance will review a listing of summer maintenance
and renovation projects. (Attachment)
9.4
Planning and Goal Setting Session
Arrangements are being made for a planning and goal setting session to
be held on September 24, 2003, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Penticton
Lakeside Resort. Up to four representatives from each partner group
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have been invited and an invitation has been extended to a student
representative from each secondary school.
10.0
REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
10.1
Student Achievement
a. District Workgroups (Literacy, Numeracy and Social Responsibility)
i.
Invitations sent to associations seeking committee membership to
workgroups
ii.
First meeting:
Monday, September 22, 2003, at 3:45 p.m.
Location:
Literacy – KVR; Social Responsibility – McNicoll
Park; Numeracy – School Board Office
iii. Trustee representatives
1. Literacy
2. Numeracy
3. Social Responsibility
iv. Helping teachers
1. Literacy: Janice Reiswig – 0.3 FTE
2. Numeracy: Vic Keehn – 0.2 FTE
3. Social Responsibility: Deb Donoghue – 0.2 FTE
v. Workgroup chairs
1. Literacy: Janice Reiswig and Gary Doi
2. Numeracy: Vic Keehn and Garth Schafer
3. Social Responsibility: Deb Donoghue and Dave Stigant
b. District Progress Report (Accountability Contract)
i.
Submit to Ministry by October 31st
ii.
Education committee to review on Tuesday, October 28th
iii. District workgroups need to confirm plans and progress for 200304 by Friday, October 17th
iv. School admin groups will meet to review school plans
v. School Planning Councils will meet for a training session on
October 20th and 21st at 7:00 p.m.
vi. External team will visit the district in February 2004
c. Grade 12 Provincial Exam and Scholarship Results (June 2003)
i.
School District No. 67 exam results
ii.
Provincial scholarship results
10.2
Communication and Access
a. Ikeda Exchange (September 2003)
The assistant superintendent will provide an update on the Princess
Margaret and Penticton Secondary schools student exchange to Ikeda,
Japan, from September 29 to October 9, 2003.
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Other Items
a. Critical Incident Planning Report
The assistant superintendent will review the current status of the
School District No. 67 response plan to the wild fire situation.
b. Enrolment
The superintendent of schools will report on enrolment and school
start-up for the September opening. An enrolment summary to
September 5, 2003 will be provided.
11.0
REPORT OF REPRESENTATIVES
12.0
NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS
13.0
INFORMATION ITEMS
14.0
13.1
BCSTA Provincial Council Meeting
The BCSTA Provincial Council Meeting will be held October 30 to
November 1, 2003 in Vancouver. Agenda items must be received by
September 26, 2003.
13.2
BCSTA Okanagan Branch Meeting
The BCSTA Okanagan Branch Meeting will be held September 26 and 27,
2003 in Revelstoke.
13.3
Date of Next Meeting
• October 6, 2003, Regular Meeting, School Board Office
TRUSTEE COMMENTS
14.1
Trustee Comments
15.0
ADJOURNMENT
16.0
QUESTION PERIOD
September 4, 2003
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