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BOARD OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 67 (OKANAGAN SKAHA)
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2008, AT 7:30 P.M.
AT THE SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
MINUTES
IN ATTENDANCE
Larry Little, Chair
Ginny Manning, Vice Chair
Kevin Andrews, Trustee
Shelley Clarke, Trustee
Connie Denesiuk, Trustee
Walter Huebert, Trustee
Linda Van Alphen, Trustee
Gary Doi, Superintendent of Schools
Frank Regehr, Secretary-Treasurer
Ron Shongrunden, Director of Finance and Information Technology
Dave Burgoyne, Director of Instruction
Brian Celli, Director of Instruction
Lynn Hauptman, Director of Instruction
Garth Schafer, Director of Instruction
John Hickling, Director of Maintenance
Daphne Adey, Executive Assistant
Dave Brunelle, Principal, Skaha Lake Middle School
Chris Philpotts, Principal, West Bench Elementary
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CALL TO ORDER
Prior to calling the meeting to order, Chairman Little expressed condolences to the family of
Captain Jonathan Snyder, who was killed on Saturday night while serving in Afghanistan.
Captain Snyder graduated from Penticton Secondary School in 1999 and is the son of retired
teacher David Snyder.
2.0
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
MOTION:
Denesiuk/Van Alphen that the agenda and addendum be adopted.
CARRIED
3.0
PRESENTATIONS BY SCHOOLS AND/OR STUDENTS
3.1
Science Fair Winners
The Canada-Wide Science Fair was held in Ottawa from May 10 to 18. Three hundred
and fifty-eight projects were entered in this year’s fair and over $931,000 in scholarships
and prizes were awarded. The South Okanagan was very well represented by Nicholas
Randall (grade 10, Penticton Secondary School), who won a gold medal, a $1,500 cash
prize, and a further $1,000 towards an entry scholarship at Western Ontario, and Naomi
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Fredeen (Grade 11, Summerland Secondary School), who won a bronze medal with
$500 cash and a further $1,000 towards an entry scholarship at Western Ontario. Joining
our two medal winners at the meeting were Raja Gupta, District Co-Chair of the Science
Fair, and John Cunnian, Regional Committee member and delegate to the Canada-Wide
Science Fair. From the 46 projects at the regional fair, six participated at the national
level. The students presented highlights of their attendance at the science fair which
included tours of the Parliament Buildings and Ottawa area.
Following a number of questions, the students were congratulated for their entries and for
receiving their medals. Appreciation was also extended to the many teachers and
mentors who helped the students with their science projects.
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RECEIVING OF DELEGATIONS AND GUESTS
4.1
Community Recognition
The Board of Education recognized and thanked three of several service organizations
and businesses which have supported the school district in the past. Representatives of
the following groups attended the meeting:
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Summerland Quest Club (Maureen Hasanen and Anne Arthur) for their donation
of sound-field systems to the district. Classroom sound-field systems are
basically public address systems with the inclusion of a wireless microphone.
The purpose of the system is to ensure that the teacher’s voice is clearly audible
above the background sounds at all locations within the room. How well children
hear a teacher affects how well they learn. SD67 currently has more than one
hundred systems in the district and Quest has donated more than a dozen of
these as well as having helped individual students with the purchase of hearing
aids.
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TELUS Community Connections (Marlene Moncrieff, John Moncrieff, and Nigel
De Michelis) for their support of inner city schools by making up back-to-school
kits for kids. Each backpack includes over $35 worth of items such as
notebooks, pens, binders, dictionaries, and other necessary supplies for students
in schools located in disadvantaged areas. This past year, TELUS provided 65
backpacks to students in our district.
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Penticton Secondary Schools Bursary and Scholarship Foundation (Bernice
Greig and Len Cox). This Foundation was established in 1983 as a result of Mr.
Dick Pritchard’s initiative in directing the residue ($3,500) from the 75th
Anniversary Reunion of Pen Hi to seed a special scholarship fund. Mr. Cox
worked closely with Mr. Pritchard as they worked to establish an ongoing fund
which would assist students in financing their post secondary education. The
first award of $1,000 was presented in June 1985. The Foundation now has
invested capital of $750,000 and this past June (2007) 160 students from both
Penticton Secondary and Princess Margaret Secondary schools received a total
of $160,000. The Foundation is an entirely volunteer-run organization relying on
the expertise of the community and the support of the school district. This
philosophy allows them to operate with almost no expenses.
Chairman Little presented certificates of appreciation to the three groups.
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APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
MOTION:
Manning/Huebert that the minutes of the regular meeting held on May 12, 2008 be
approved.
CARRIED
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REPORT FROM CLOSED MEETING
The secretary-treasurer reported on the closed meeting held on May 12, 2008:
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Received correspondence;
Received reports from the buildings, grounds, safety, and transportation committee and
finance and management committee;
Confirmed teaching, excluded, and CUPE staff changes;
Received information on the long service recognition/retirement dinner;
Received information related to Penticton Secondary School;
Confirmed a vice principal appointment;
Received information related to student suspensions.
CORRESPONDENCE
7.1
Letter from Minister of Education
A letter from the Minister of Education increasing the Ministry of Education’s capital plan
budget for the Penticton Secondary School project by the amount of $4,209,393.
7.2
Letter from Citizen
A letter from Jeanne Lamb enquiring what will be done with plaques from the “Adopt a
Seat” Programme for the Penticton Secondary School Auditorium.
7.3
Letters of Appreciation
Letters of appreciation from employees for retirement gifts are available in the trustee
reading file.
7.4
Letter from CUPE BC
A letter from CUPE BC enclosing a legal opinion which examines the potential impact on
school boards of the province’s Trade Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement as well
as a research report which examines the issue of a special education assistant
performing work for which they are not paid. Both enclosures are available in the trustee
reading file.
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Summary of Copies of Letters to the Board
Copies of the letters to the Board listed below are available in the trustee reading file:
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School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) to the federal Minister of Industry
supporting the position that British Columbia School Trustees Association,
Canadian School Boards Association, and the Council of Ministers of Education
of Canada have taken in regards to Educational Use of the Internet Amendment
to the Copyright Act;
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) to the Minister of Education regarding the
district’s $1.5 million shortfall after factoring in $0.6 million of enrolment reserve
funding;
School District No. 38 (Richmond) to the Minister of Economic Development and
Minister Responsible for Asia Pacific Initiatives and the Olympics requesting that
the refusal to grant school boards an exception from the TILMA legislation be
reconsidered as the board feels that this legislation would add additional costs to
the district in an area that would have the least advantage to students;
School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) to the BCPSEA Benefits Buying
Group requesting that extended health policies and coverage be negotiated to
include targeted and effective tobacco cessation programs for all school district
staff covered under their extended health plans;
School District No. 78 (Fraser-Cascade) to the Prime Minister of Canada
expressing protest to the government’s position during the United Nations debate
and subsequent vote on its Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
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School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) to the Minister of Education
expressing disappointment with respect to allotted funding in the 2008-09 school
year;
School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) to the Deputy Minister of Education
supporting the request as outlined within the BC Association of School Business
Officials document and as identified by the British Columbia School Trustees
Association annual facilities grant funding resolution to increase grants to
industry standards;
School District No. 59 (Peace River South) to the federal Minister of Industry
supporting the British Columbia School Trustees Association letter requesting
legislative exemption for educational use of materials posted on the internet that
are freely available without password protection or other restrictions on access or
use;
School District No. 38 (Richmond) to the British Columbia School Trustees
Association including a list of examples of student successes as well as a myriad
of Ministry of Education initiatives that have the effect of distracting and depleting
school districts so that they cannot sustain their own improvement efforts but are
reduced to reacting to the flurry from Victoria;
School District No. 53 (Okanagan Similkameen) to the Minister of Education
expressing concern with the 2008-09 funding levels provided by the Ministry;
School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) to the Minister of Education regarding their
district’s funding shortfall; and
School District No. 59 (Peace River South) to the Minister of Education
requesting continued funding for early learning initiatives.
MOTION:
Andrews/Clarke that the correspondence be received.
CARRIED
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REPORT OF COMMITTEES
8.1
Buildings, Grounds, Safety and Transportation Committee
Trustee Huebert reported on the buildings, grounds, safety and transportation committee
meeting held on May 28, 2008:
a.
Washrooms on School Fields
At the May 9, 2007 buildings, grounds, safety and transportation committee
meeting, trustees supported a pilot plan for portable washrooms to be located at
KVR and Uplands schools. The City of Penticton agreed to fund the maintenance
to enhance the community use of school fields. Mr. Hickling reviewed that
washrooms have, in addition to the above, been located at Queen’s Park and
Princess Margaret school sites. When securely attached to a fence, these
washrooms are helping to solve a long standing problem and supports improved
community use of the fields.
b.
Adventure Playgrounds
The committee was advised that new funding may be available for adventure
playground construction. Details will be provided if the funding is confirmed.
c.
School Property Access
The committee has been informed of inappropriate use of school property during
the night. School district properties are not posted to limit access and SecretaryTreasurer Regehr advised if some restrictions to nighttime use were posted it
would allow police to help our district reduce vandalism. In response to questions,
it was clarified that posting a limitation to nighttime use of our properties is intended
to only limit inappropriate use. Mr. Regehr also noted that we will co-ordinate our
posted times within the 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. period to match the times posted at
municipal parks. Following discussion,
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Huebert/Denesiuk that the Board of Education approves the
placement of signs on school properties stating “No unauthorized
access between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.”
CARRIED
d.
Water Advisory
The committee was advised that due to water quality issues, bottled water is being
provided to West Bench Elementary and the four Summerland schools.
e.
Penticton Secondary School Construction
The schedule of construction work at Penticton Secondary School was
summarized as:
Current construction
– completion by the end of June/early July
– move in equipment/resources in July/August
Ellis tender
– close tender during the middle of June
– move out equipment/resources by the middle of July
– start construction by August
Demolition/hazardous materials – close tender end of June
– move out equipment/resources – July/August
– start contract in August
– hazardous removal and demolition will be done
sequentially from the tech wing to the two-storey main
school
The secretary-treasurer advised that transportation access will initially focus on
Jermyn Avenue and as the site is cleared this is expected to change during the
school year.
MOTION:
8.2
Huebert/Van Alphen that the report of the buildings, grounds, safety
and transportation committee be received.
CARRIED
Education Committee
Trustee Van Alphen reported regarding the education committee meeting held on June 3,
2008:
a.
Hockey Specialty Academy – Summerland Secondary
Summerland Secondary Principal Dave Searcy provided information on a proposal
to continue the hockey specialty academy for the 2008-09 school year. The
proposal has received the support of the school planning council at the school.
The fee for each student participating in the program will be $80 per month.
MOTION:
b.
Van Alphen/Denesiuk that the Board of Education supports the plan
for Summerland Secondary School to continue with its hockey
specialty academy for the 2008-09 school year which requires a
student fee of $80 a month.
CARRIED
School Fees and Deposits
The School Act requires that the Board publish a schedule of school fees to be
charged and deposits required before the beginning of the school year. Listed
below are the 2008-09 schedule of fees and deposits:
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A student activity charge for the provision of goods and services beyond
the basic instructional program:
o Secondary ($40 per student)
o Middle ($35 per student)
o Elementary (Up to $10 per student established in consultation with
PAC)
A textbook/resources refundable caution fee:
o Secondary ($40 per student/year)
o Middle ($15 per student/year)
Schools are authorized to establish a schedule of user-pay team fees
and/or uniform charges to support extracurricular activities in the school;
Schools enrolling grade 12, as part of the graduation policy, will be
establishing a graduation charge to cover costs of graduation events at the
school.
MOTION:
c.
8.3
Van Alphen/Clarke that the Board of Education approves the
schedule of fees and deposits for the 2008-09 school year.
CARRIED
School Progress Report (School Plan)
Each school’s planning council has prepared and submitted to the Board a school
progress report (plan) for the school with respect to improving student achievement
and other matters contained in the Board’s achievement contract relating to that
school.
MOTION:
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Van Alphen/Manning that the Board of Education approves the
school plan for every school in the school district and thanks each of
the school planning councils for the continued support and
leadership.
CARRIED
Graduated Adults
The third phase of the “Education Guarantee” will come into effect as of September
1, 2008. This phase will see course funding extended to graduated adults who
enrol in continuing education or face-to-face programs. Provincial funding for Adult
Basic Education will be limited to courses in the subject areas of computer studies,
education and career planning, English, First Nation studies, mathematics,
sciences, and social studies.
MOTION:
Van Alphen/Andrews that the Board of Education provides tuitionfree education to graduated adults and will notify the Ministry of
Education that the Board has adopted this motion.
CARRIED
MOTION:
Van Alphen/Denesiuk that the report of the education committee be
received.
CARRIED
Finance and Management Committee
Trustee Manning reported on the finance and management committee meeting held on
June 4, 2008:
a.
Penticton Downtown Business Association
The committee was advised that Inspector Fudge has indicated that policing
support from the Penticton and Summerland detachments is available to fund a
70% position for a school liaison officer. Mr. Andrew Jakubeit from the Penticton
Downtown Business Association reported that the association is supportive of this
service for the school district and indicated some financial support could be
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available in partnership with the school district. The committee discussed the
benefits of a school liaison officer and how such a service could benefit the schools
and community. The committee supported that staff meet with Inspector Fudge
and Mr. Jakubeit to pursue this proposal.
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b.
2007-08 Year-End Financial Forecast
Director of Finance Ron Shongrunden reviewed estimates of the revenue and
expenses for the 2007-08 year. Mr. Shongrunden estimated that a commitment to
have a $200,000 surplus carried to next year will be achieved and that no further
surplus budget was calculated. The current estimate is based on revenue and
expenditures up to May. In response to a recommendation from Mr. Regehr, the
committee supported that if available funds are identified, they may be committed
for learning resources and student equipment purposes.
c.
Bus Purchase
Our school district received approval in the provincial capital budget to purchase
one 72-passenger school bus. The committee was advised that we were provided
the opportunity to join School District No. 22 in their purchase of six buses. Mr.
Hickling advised the bus specifications used by SD22 were equal to our
requirements. Following discussion,
MOTION:
Manning/Van Alphen that the Board of Education supports the
purchase of one 72-passenger bus from Kirkman Bus Sales.
CARRIED
MOTION:
Manning/Huebert that the report of the finance and management
committee be received.
CARRIED
Policy Committee
Trustee Andrews reported that the policy committee met on June 3 and 4, 2008:
June 3, 2008:
a.
Policy No. 330 – Co-Curricular and Extra-Curricular Activities/Field Trips
The committee reviewed and discussed the draft field trip policy which has been
developed in consultation with school and district administrators. The regulations
have been crafted to reflect the need for and importance of field trips that have
educational merit, are well-planned, and are properly supervised to ensure the care
and safety of students. The new field trip policy attempts to accommodate the
varying types of and needs for trips, levels of risk, and the roles and responsibilities
of trip supervisors, principals, teachers, chaperones, students, volunteers, board
office personnel and the Board of Education.
MOTION:
Andrews/Van Alphen that the Field Trip Policy be approved in
principle and circulated to partner groups until September 19, 2008
for consultation and review.
CARRIED
June 4, 2008:
a.
New Policy No. 325 – Managing Students with Medical Alert/ Anaphylaxis
Conditions
Director of Instruction Garth Schafer noted the requirement of B. C. school districts
to have a policy addressing anaphylaxis conditions. Mr. Schafer reviewed draft
Policy No. 325 which details specific guidelines for the management of a number of
student medical conditions including anaphylaxis. The committee discussed and
clarified a number of items in the draft and supported continuing the review at a
future meeting.
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Policy No. 560 – Retirement
The Human Rights Code has eliminated mandatory retirement in B.C. SecretaryTreasurer Regehr reviewed a revised Policy No. 560 which recognizes this
legislative change. Following discussion,
MOTION:
Andrews/Denesiuk that Policy No. 560 – Retirement be approved in
principle and circulated to partner groups for 30 days for any
suggestions for changes.
CARRIED
MOTION:
Andrews/Clarke that the report of the policy committee meetings be
received.
CARRIED
REPORT OF SECRETARY-TREASURER
9.1
Penticton Secondary School Reconstruction
At this point in the meeting, Chairman Little responded to reports in the media that the
PLEASE group intends to challenge the Pen High project decision through the courts.
Mr. Little said that the Board has complied with the School Act and Minister’s Orders and
have fulfilled obligations and responsibilities as stipulated by the Ministry’s capital
planning process. He added the school district had an extensive consultation process
with the community on the Pen High project even though we were not legally required to
do so. This is not a school closure matter nor are we dealing with a surplus property
issue as the property has not been sold or leased to a third party. Chairman Little
advised that the Board will proceed as planned with the deconstruction/demolition tender
of the old Pen High buildings. The tenders will close at the end of June and shortly
thereafter, the tender will be awarded and work will begin this summer. The Ministry of
Education and the Board of Education have agreed to the plan which is designed to
make best use of the available space. The first phase of the construction project is
nearing completion and we are all looking forward to opening a brand new school for the
students, staff, and parents in September 2008.
Continuing with the report, Director of Maintenance John Hickling reported that the
contractor advises completion is still planned for June 30 but that the school district
should expect the school to not be available until two weeks later to begin moving in as
the contractor plans to complete deficiencies before occupancy. The gym floor has been
installed with keys, the volleyball court is stained and sealed, and the main floor sealing
has started. The exterior lockup has begun with exterior doors and hardware being
installed. Equipment is being installed in the kitchen, the wall finishes have started in the
multipurpose room, and most of the cabinets have been installed. The asphalt scheduled
for later this week was delayed about one week due to the weather. Mr. Hickling added
the Phase 3 Ellis reconstruction tenders to demolish the link between the Shatford and
Ellis, remove hazardous materials from the Ellis building, construct new links from the
Ellis to the new building corridors, and renovate the Ellis building will close on Thursday,
June 19. The tender for the demolition of the main school, which includes hazardous
materials removal and decommissioning services, closes on Thursday, June 26. This
tender includes a “green” strategy for demolition of the existing building. Site work is
currently underway with the planning of the site development including four tennis courts,
a sports court, parking and bus zones, and green spaces.
Secretary-Treasurer Regehr advised an ad will be placed in the newspapers related to
the sale of the auditorium seats. The district is aware of interest in the seats for
performing venues and will advertise to receive proposals from other theatre sites for the
seats. The plaques on the back of the seats will be removed and a single large
recognition board will be created and located at the new school. We expect the seats will
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be removed over the summer. Additionally, Mr. Regehr referenced the letter received
from the Ministry of Education announcing that additional funds have been provided to
cover high construction escalation costs.
9.2
Financial Report
In reviewing the financial report to May 31, 2008 provided in the agenda package, the
secretary-treasurer noted that there are some variations in program accounts and, as
agreed to during the budget process, $200,000 will be carried forward in surplus to
balance the 2008-09 budget.
9.3
Board Meeting Dates
The secretary-treasurer reviewed a listing of proposed school board meeting dates for
the 2008-09 school year which is based on a monthly meeting being held on the second
Monday of each month, with two exceptions for statutory holidays.
MOTION:
Van Alphen/Denesiuk that the meeting dates for 2008-09 be received as
follows:
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September 8, 2008
October 6, 2008
November 10, 2008
December 8, 2008 (Inaugural Meeting)
December 15, 2008 (Regular Meeting)
January 12, 2009
February 9, 2009
March 9, 2009
April 6, 2009
May 11, 2009, and
June 8, 2009.
CARRIED
9.4
Trustee Election
The secretary-treasurer reported that for the November 15, 2008 trustee election, the City
of Penticton will conduct the election for four seats under the terms of the Municipal Act,
the District of Summerland has indicated they will conduct the election for the two seats
in Summerland, and we are hoping for a partnership with the Regional District of
Okanagan-Similkameen to conduct the election for the one rural seat. As in previous
years, we will provide our schools as poling stations and assist wherever possible. Mr.
Regehr added there are some legislative changes related to campaign finances and
public posting of election documents and if we are compelled to change our bylaw, we
will bring it forward at a July meeting.
9.5
Capital Project Amendment Bylaw
Mr. Regehr advised that whereas the Minister of Education/Minister of Finance and
Corporate Relations has approved an additional allocation of $4,979,377 for Project No.
114556, Penticton Secondary School, a capital project amendment bylaw is required.
MOTION:
Andrews/Manning that following the first reading of School District No. 67
(Okanagan Skaha) Capital Project Amendment Bylaw No. 114556-B
specifying a total maximum allocation of $44,341,947 for Penticton
Secondary School, the Board of Education passes the bylaw.
CARRIED
MOTION:
Andrews/Manning that following the second reading of School District No.
67 (Okanagan Skaha) Capital Project Amendment Bylaw No. 114556-B
specifying a total maximum allocation of $44,341,947 for Penticton
Secondary School, the Board of Education passes the bylaw.
CARRIED
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Andrews/Manning that following the third reading of School District No. 67
(Okanagan Skaha) Capital Project Amendment Bylaw No. 114556-B
specifying a total maximum allocation of $44,341,947 for Penticton
Secondary School, the Board of Education passes and adopts the bylaw.
CARRIED
Green Avenue Upgrading
Director of Maintenance Hickling advised that the City of Penticton’s upgrading of the
sewer lines along Green Avenue has been quite disruptive for bussing. He added that
Matt Berry has arranged for Berry & Smith school buses to use the seniors’ centre for
picking up students in the afternoon. Both Princess Margaret Secondary and Skaha
Lake Middle schools used their student reporting system to call all parents and advise
them of the construction work and the bus drop off and pick up changes.
MOTION:
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Denesiuk/Manning that a letter of appreciation be forwarded to the seniors’
centre for their cooperation during the disruption.
CARRIED
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
10.1
10.2
Student Achievement
a.
Summer School 2008
Summer School Principal Allan Beckingham provided an overview of plans for the
2008 summer school program noting the school will run from July 7 to 18, with a
combination of one-week and two-week courses. All K to 8 classes run from 9:00
a.m. to 12:00 noon at KVR Middle School and all 9 to 12 courses will run during the
same times at Princess Margaret Secondary. All courses will be funded by the
Ministry of Education but require a $30 deposit which will be refunded upon course
completion. Registration began earlier today and must be completed in person at
the board office by June 27. Applications and course descriptions are available on
the district’s website.
b.
Celebrating Student Achievement (CSA)
It was noted that the fifth annual CSA celebration held at the Penticton Lakeside
Resort was a very successful event and featured the talents and achievements of
students and staff from all schools.
c.
District Progress Report
Superintendent Doi advised that legislation requires district progress reports to be
submitted to the Ministry by July 15. The district’s report will be presented to the
education committee meeting on June 24.
d.
Community Literacy Plan
As similar deadlines are also required for July 15 for the community literacy plan,
this plan will be presented to the education committee meeting on June 24.
Communication and Access
a.
Field Trips
The superintendent of schools reviewed the listing of field trip requests included
with the agenda package, three of which had been approved by the superintendent
pursuant to district policy.
MOTION:
Van Alphen/Denesiuk that the field trip request for 23 to 33 grade 11
students from Summerland Secondary School to travel to Bamfield,
BC, on September 16 to 20, 2008 to visit the Bamfield Marine
Biology Centre be approved.
CARRIED
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MOTION:
Andrews/Manning that the field trip request for June 11 to 14, 2008
for 41 grade 8 McNicoll Park Middle School students to travel to
Edmonton to perform in band concerts and visit West Edmonton
Mall, Imax, and Science Centre be approved.
CARRIED
MOTION:
Huebert/Clarke that the field trip request for 12 students from
Penticton Secondary School to compete in the senior tennis
provincial championships in Burnaby on May 20 to 24 be approved
and that funding be provided as per board policy.
CARRIED
Other Items
a.
Enrolment
Director of Instruction Burgoyne reviewed enrolment as of May 31, 2008 noting a
slight decrease from the previous month. There are currently 6,992 students in the
district or 6,686.323 FTE.
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REPORT OF REPRESENTATIVES
12.0
NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS
13.0
INFORMATION ITEMS
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Minutes of Regular School Board Meeting – June 9, 2008
Date of Next Meeting
• September 8, 2008, 7.30 p.m., Regular Meeting, School Board Office, or at the
call of the chair
TRUSTEE COMMENTS
14.1
Recognition of Student Success
School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) extended congratulations to the students and
groups for outstanding examples of success as shown on the recognition sheet included
with the agenda package.
14.2
Trustee Comments
Trustees provided general comments related to district and school activities including the
district track meet, year-end band concerts, and the year in general. Trustee Van Alphen
presented Chairman Little with a trophy recently presented by Destination Conservation
at a year-end function at Wiltse Elementary. The presentation honors School District 67
as having the best school district destination conservation program in Alberta and British
Columbia.
14.3
Recognition of Student Artwork
Students from Queen’s Park Elementary School were congratulated for their artwork
currently on display at the school board office:
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Ebony Sauter, Grade 5
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Sophie Le Poidevin, Grade 4
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Sydney Bowick, Grade 2
A young girl with long brown hair and large
green eyes; pencil crayon drawing
Colourful butterfly in reds, oranges, and yellow
watercolour paint
Basket weave design in mauve and yellow strips
with tissue flowers in the foreground
“Working Together for Student Success”
School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha)
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Keira Keé, Grade 2
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Chelsea Pereira, Grade 2
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Amber Harris, Grade 2
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James Mathieson, Grade 2
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Adam Mann, Grade 1
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Daniel Wdowicz, Grade 2
Minutes of Regular School Board Meeting – June 9, 2008
A little girl within a landscape with triangle
shapes in crayon and outlined in black
A bird nest made of basket weave brown paper
with two yellow birds chirping
A bird nest made of basket weave brown paper
with three birds, one with red feathers
A bird nest made of basket weave brown paper
with three birds chirping presented in various
colours
A bird nest made of basket weave brown paper
with two birds, one with fuzzy feathered wings
A little girl grad and boy grad with a mouse
within a landscape with triangle shapes in
crayon and outlined in black
ADJOURNMENT
MOTION:
Manning/Andrews that the meeting be adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
CARRIED
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QUESTION PERIOD
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Chairperson
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Secretary-Treasurer
June 12, 2008
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