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BOARD OF EDUCATION
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 67 (OKANAGAN SKAHA)
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2010, AT 6:30 P.M.
AT THE SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
MINUTES
IN ATTENDANCE
Ginny Manning, Chair
Linda Van Alphen, Vice Chair
Shelley Clarke, Trustee
Connie Denesiuk, Trustee
Larry Little, Trustee
David Perry, Trustee
Tom Siddon, Trustee
Wendy Hyer, Superintendent of Schools
Ron Shongrunden, Secretary-Treasurer
Dave Burgoyne, Assistant Superintendent
John Hickling, Director of Maintenance
Pam Butters, Director of Instruction
Tom Schimmer, District Principal
Daphne Adey, Executive Assistant
1.0
CALL TO ORDER
Chair Manning welcomed everyone to the meeting.
2.0
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
MOTION:
Little/Perry that the agenda be adopted.
CARRIED
3.0
PRESENTATIONS BY SCHOOLS AND/OR STUDENTS
3.1
Work Experience Program for Students with Special Needs
Tammy Carter, Bradley Shmyr’s Intervenor, presented at the Provincial Deafblind
Conference in Richmond, B.C., on December 3 and 4, 2009. Her presentation followed
Bradley’s journey through his work experience program, demonstrating how valuable this
program is to both students and employers alike. Ms. Carter and Darlene Knudsen,
Special Education Teacher, shared the presentation with the Board. Appreciation was
extended to Ms. Carter as well as the participating businesses including Staples,
Bradley’s current work experience job site.
3.2
BC FUN FRIENDS Program
School District No. 67 was chosen as one of seven throughout the province to be part of
the BC FUN FRIENDS pilot program, which was implemented in four grade 1 classrooms
this January. Heather Rose, Literacy and School Completion Helping Teacher,
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coordinates the delivery of all FRIENDS programs in the district in grades 1, 4 and 7, and
provided an overview of the BC FUN FRIENDS pilot program along with Tamara
Chapman from Ministry of Children and Family Development.
Appreciation was extended to Ms. Rose and Ms. Chapman for their presentation.
4.0
RECEIVING OF DELEGATIONS AND GUESTS
5.0
APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
MOTION:
Siddon/Denesiuk that the minutes of the regular meeting held on January 11, 2010
be approved.
CARRIED
6.0
REPORT FROM CLOSED MEETING
The following items were discussed at the closed meeting held on January 11, 2010:
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7.0
Received reports from the finance and management committee and the Shatford liaison
committee;
Confirmed teaching and CUPE staff changes;
Approved a teacher leave request; and
Received information related to student suspensions.
CORRESPONDENCE
7.1
Letter from Minister of Education
A letter received from the Minister of Education regarding the Foundation Skills
Assessment for Grades 4 and 7.
7.2
Letter from Minister of Education
A letter received from the Minister of Education in response to the Board’s letter of
November 10, 2009 regarding the BC enterprise Student Information Systems (BCeSIS).
A copy of the Board’s letter to the Minister is attached.
7.3
Letter from Minister of Education
A letter received from the Minister of Education in response to the Board’s letter
regarding the 2009-10 annual facility grant. A copy of the Board’s letter to the Minister is
attached.
7.4
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. 22 (Vernon) to the Minister of Education regarding the
extreme financial hardships being placed on their Board’s ability to provide a full
range of educational services to its students due to underfunding;
School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) to MLA Katrine Conroy requesting
that the MLA read the letter regarding child poverty into the Legislature;
School District No. 68 (Nanaimo-Ladysmith) to the Minister of Education
regarding the withdrawal of funding to BC school parent advisory councils;
School District No. 10 (Arrow Lakes) to the Minister of Education requesting
funds to ensure that the full day kindergarten program is fully funded; the teacher
salary and benefit costs, carbon offsets, and LMA funding is funded; the HST is
rebated to districts; and the annual facilities grant is reinstated;
School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) to the Minister of Education
requesting that the decision to cancel the literacy innovation funding be
reconsidered;
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Partner groups of School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) to the
Minister of Education expressing deep concerns around recent provincial funding
reductions and the implications on educational opportunities for more than
14,000 students in their district;
Partner groups of School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) to the Minister of Education
urging the Minister to restore lost grants immediately, to adequately fund public
education in the province of BC, and to undertake a process of communication
and consultation to restore the credibility of the funding process on behalf of the
students in public education in the province of BC;
School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) to the Minister of Education
requesting that the government urgently work with the British Columbia
Teachers’ Federation (and other relevant partners) in order to find a mutually
agreeable resolution to the FSA dispute;
School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) to the Minister of Education
requesting that the Minister reconsider the decision to cancel the literacy
innovation grant;
School District No. 38 (Richmond) to the Minister of Education regarding their
potential year-end deficit of $1.55 million and requesting that the Ministry provide
funding for the salary differential grant in its entirety and that the Ministry provide
school districts with some predictability in terms of funding for 2010-11;
School District No. 52 (Prince Rupert) to Premier Campbell regarding the
cancellation of the literacy innovation grant;
School District No. 42 (Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows) to the Minister of Education
regarding the decision by Minister of Education to assign a zero to students who
do not write the FSA test; and
School District No. 48 (Sea to Sky) to the Minister of Education requesting
support for the implementation of an all day program for every SD48 kindergarten
student in their school district during the 2010-11 school year.
MOTION:
Little/Clarke that the correspondence be received.
CARRIED
8.0
REPORT OF COMMITTEES
8.1
Buildings, Grounds, Safety and Transportation Committee
Trustee Perry reported on the buildings, grounds, safety and transportation committee
meeting held on January 27, 2010:
a.
Pentastic Jazz Festival Rental
A report prepared by Secretary-Treasurer Ron Shongrunden which reviewed
liability, precedence, school input, and facility availability was discussed. The
School Protection Plan was consulted on this matter and it was confirmed that the
Board would have an obligation to control/mitigate risk exposure. Discussion
included potentially limiting access to alcohol by students and possibly donating a
portion of rental funds to alcohol awareness programs. When further details are
known, the actual cost of the rental will need to be determined.
An alcohol policy attached to a rental policy will be examined and, in the meantime,
no further events concerning alcohol will be approved. Following discussion,
MOTION:
Perry/Little that the Board approve in principle rental to the Pentastic Jazz
Festival subject to meeting all liability requirements and that there be a trial
period on alcohol consumption.
CARRIED
Trustee Denesiuk requested that her negative vote be recorded.
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Roofing Tender Opening
Director of Maintenance John Hickling advised a roofing tender opening for the
Ellis building may be changed to February 12, 2010, 2:00 p.m. An addendum will
confirm the date. There was a site visit on February 2.
Further to the report, Trustee Perry noted that the date for the tender opening has now
been changed to February 10.
c.
City of Penticton
Director of Maintenance Hickling advised the City of Penticton is considering the
use of school facilities for summer programs during a possible swimming pool
reconstruction. As well, staff are inquiring about the use of Penticton Secondary
School as an emergency reception centre during the pool renovation.
d.
Penticton Secondary School Observatory
Director of Maintenance Hickling will follow up on discussions held with Larry
Kenyon regarding the addition of the observatory at the school.
MOTION:
8.2
Perry/Van Alphen that the report of the buildings, grounds, safety and
transportation committee be received.
CARRIED
Policy Committee
Trustee Siddon reported regarding the policy committee meeting held on January 28,
2010:
a.
Policy No. 528 – Protection of Employees from Violence in the Workplace
Director of Maintenance Hickling reviewed routine revisions to Policy No. 528
related to WorkSafeBC changes. Following discussion, the committee supported
the revisions as presented.
MOTION:
b.
New Policy No. 207 – Acceptable Use of Technology
Secretary-Treasurer Shongrunden reviewed feedback from partner groups
received during the required 30-day circulation period for input. Letters received
from and responses to the groups by staff were reviewed as well as resulting
changes were discussed. Committee members expressed appreciation to all
participants in the policy development and recommended approval as circulated.
MOTION:
c.
Siddon/Denesiuk that Policy No. 528 – Protection of Employees from
Violence in the Workplace be approved as circulated.
CARRIED
Siddon/Clarke that new Policy No. 207 – Acceptable Use of Technology be
approved as circulated.
CARRIED
Policy No. 600 – Fiscal Control
Secretary-Treasurer Shongrunden presented information on purchasing, cheque
signing, and purchase order practices from other school districts and the City of
Penticton. Following discussion, the committee recommended introducing dollar
limits on purchasing practices subject to ensuring limits are appropriate to allow
staff to maintain efficiency and provision for flexibility in purchasing goods and
services that may require deviation from practice for reasons such as
standardization, emergencies, potential warranties, and copyright issues. It was
also agreed that section 2 (b) be reworded to include the word “consultants”.
Recognizing that SD67 is the only district in the province to have a trustee
signature on purchase orders, the committee supported that the trustee electronic
signature be removed from school district purchase orders.
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Mr. Shongrunden advised that cheques over $20,000 still be countersigned by
trustees and staff and a cheque register of all cheques will be available.
A revised policy will be presented at the next policy committee meeting.
d.
Policy No. 510 – Executive Officers
Superintendent Hyer advised that with the retirement of Frank Regehr, the Board
will be moving to a single seat CEO model and as a result, this policy will need to
be revised.
MOTION:
Siddon/Perry that report of the policy committee be received.
CARRIED
8.3
Education Committee
Trustee Clarke reported regarding the education committee meeting held on February 2,
2010:
a.
Implementation of the WNCP Mathematics Curriculum K to 8 in SD67
Numeracy Helping Teacher, Steve LaPointe, provided an overview of the paradigm
shift in the teaching of mathematics that is occurring in our district, in the province
and nationally. The goal is to improve the achievement of ALL students in
mathematics. He emphasized that research clearly indicates that conceptual
understanding of mathematics and numeracy is paramount to student learning and
achievement. Mr. LaPointe’s presentation included two different activities using
manipulatives that demonstrated different numeracy concepts.
b.
Full Day Kindergarten
The total maximum full day kindergarten headcount enrolment for School District
No. 67 for 2010-11 is 188, with a projected kindergarten enrolment of 300.
Superintendent Hyer reviewed the factors of geography, vulnerability of students
(including Early Development Instrument and Early Literacy Intervention results)
and availability of classroom space in giving consideration to which schools would
be offering full day kindergarten for September 2010.
Accordingly, Superintendent Hyer recommended that the allotment of 188 full day
kindergarten seats provided by the Ministry of Education be allocated to Columbia
Elementary, Kaleden Elementary, Naramata Elementary, Queen’s Park
Elementary, Trout Creek Elementary, and West Bench Elementary.
MOTION:
Clarke/Van Alphen that the superintendent’s recommendation that the
allotment of 188 full day kindergarten seats provided by the Ministry of
Education be allocated to Columbia, Kaleden, Naramata, Queen’s Park,
Trout Creek, and West Bench Elementary Schools be approved.
CARRIED
Continuing with the report, Trustee Clarke reviewed the recommendation for the
allocation of any remaining full day kindergarten seats.
MOTION:
Clarke/Denesiuk that any remaining full day kindergarten seats be
allocated in the following priority:
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To schools with half day kindergarten programs for students who
meet the eligibility requirements for full day kindergarten.
Addition of another site, if remaining numbers are sufficient to offer
full day kindergarten to all students at that site.
CARRIED
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c.
Teacher Leadership Seminar Series
Superintendent Hyer informed the Board that the Teacher Leadership Seminar
Series began two weeks ago and a total of 50 teachers, including 34 from School
District No. 67, are registered and attended the first session. This series is
designed to explore the many different aspects of teacher leadership, deepen
understanding of Learning Communities and examine the importance of change.
d.
Keynote Speakers – City of Penticton (Get Active Penticton Speakers Series)
& School District No. 67 Partnership
Superintendent Hyer informed the Board that the two keynote speakers who were
to speak at the 2010 Summer Leadership Conference have both agreed to
reschedule the date for their presentation, allowing the City of Penticton and
School District No. 67 to work together to bring these speakers to Penticton for the
Get Active Penticton Speakers Series. Both of these events will be open to the
public and benefit both the community of Penticton and district staff:
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MOTION:
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Andrew Weaver – September 15, 2010; “Keeping Our Cool: Climate
Change: The Scale of the Problem, the Path to the Solution”
Warren MacDonald – October 7, 2010; “A Test of Will”
Clarke/Little that the report of the education committee be received.
CARRIED
Finance and Management Committee
Trustee Van Alphen reported on the finance and management committee meeting held
on February 3, 2010:
a.
2009-10 Amended Budget
Secretary-Treasurer Shongrunden reviewed a listing of final budget adjustments for
the 2009-10 fiscal year adding these are estimated adjustments with final figures to
be presented at Monday’s board meeting. Due to the unpredictable nature of
funding, the Board has operated conservatively and expects to generate some
unrestricted funds.
Mr. Shongrunden also reviewed a listing of estimated cost increases and funding
pressures for the 2010-11 budget totalling $1.15 million without the inclusion of the
annual facilities grant.
Following discussion, it was agreed that the board would try to manage finances
over multiple years to help minimize disruption to the district. The committee
further agreed that unrestricted funds from 2009-10 be used to reduce the
projected shortfall in the 2010-11 budget.
It was agreed that all areas of the budget should be considered during the budget
process to ensure students are receiving the best services possible.
The budget documents, in Ministry format, will be prepared for presentation at
Monday’s board of education meeting.
b.
2010-11 Budget Development Process
The secretary-treasurer reviewed options and asked for input for the budget
process for the 2010-11 preliminary budget. As well, Mr. Shongrunden provided
information received from meetings he has had with partner groups. Based on
feedback from trustees, it was agreed that the schedule and process be changed
for the development of the 2010-11 budget to include the following suggestions:
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Hold a public budget meeting at a new location on Wednesday, March 31,
with invitations being sent to all partner groups, Downtown Penticton
Association, local chambers of commerce, City of Penticton, Okanagan
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College, etc.; provide an opportunity for feedback, comments, and
suggestions through a more efficient survey process using the district’s
website;
Change the format of the public meeting to provide budget information,
eliminate round table discussions, and provide opportunities for groups to
meet one-on-one with trustees if so desired;
Eliminate the two budget development work group meetings with
representatives of partner groups;
Continue to hold the finance and management committee meetings with
OSTU and CUPE (tentatively scheduled for April 14);
Hold a shorter P/VP, excluded staff, and trustee meeting on Tuesday, April
20, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.;
Finance and management committee trustees attend the regularly scheduled
DPAC meeting on April 27.
Executive Assistant Daphne Adey will develop a schedule based on the
suggestions provided. The schedule and process may change as additional input
and budget information is received.
MOTION:
8.5
Van Alphen/Denesiuk that the report of the finance and management
committee be received.
CARRIED
Curriculum Development Advisory Committee
Trustee Perry reported on the curriculum development advisory committee meeting held
on January 13, 2010:
a.
Selection of Chairperson
The committee selected Assistant Superintendent Dave Burgoyne as chair.
b.
Board Authorized/Approved courses
• Elite Sport Training – Triathlon Focus
Ms. Berrisford presented this course to the committee. Questions from
members were asked to clarify the expected audience clientele that this
course would attract, concerns about liability, and pool usage during closure.
These questions were all addressed by Melissa Berrisford or Don MacIntyre.
c.
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Housing and Interior Design 11
Mr. Whiteley and Ms. Kocsis presented this course. It is an existing course
in Burnaby for which the school district has received permission to use from
Burnaby School District.
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Broadcasting 11
Mr. Whitely presented this course. It is also an existing course in Burnaby
that we have received permission to use from the Burnaby School District.
Other
The committee met after the presentations and recommended approval.
MOTION:
Perry/Little that the following three courses be approved for use in School
District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha):
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Elite Sport Training – Triathlon Focus
Housing and Interior Design 11
Broadcasting 11
CARRIED
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REPORT OF SECRETARY-TREASURER
9.1
Financial Report
The secretary-treasurer reviewed the financial report to January 31, 2010 provided in the
agenda package, noting that the figures do not yet reflect the numbers in the proposed
amended budget.
9.2
Auditor General Survey
Mr. Shongrunden reported that the Auditor General of British Columbia is conducting a
project collecting high level governance information from all organizations within the
Government Reporting Entity (GRE). The information is being collected under Section 16
of the Auditor General Act using an online survey that all organizations within the GRE
are expected to complete. The information is being collected to better understand
governance practices across the GRE and to identify any significant governance issues
that may exist so that best practice in governance can be shared by organizations in the
GRE. Mr. Shongrunden reviewed a number of questions asked on the survey and added
a copy of the completed survey is available in the trustee reading file.
9.3
Harmonized Sales Tax (HST)
Information has been received indicating that partial rebates of the provincial portion of
the Harmonized Sales Tax will ensure that, on average, sectors including schools will not
pay any more provincial HST after harmonization than they currently pay in PST.
Secretary-Treasurer Shongrunden advised that when the HST is implemented, BC
intends to provide rebates of 87% of the provincial portion of the HST for eligible schools.
When first introduced, we believed school districts would not be eligible for a rebate and
this would cost an additional $300,000 per year. Mr. Shongrunden noted that some
areas of purchase could cost more but may even out on average across the school
district.
9.4
2009-10 Amended Annual Budget Bylaw
The secretary-treasurer reviewed a number of budget changes in the budget document
circulated to trustees. Following a review of the wording in the amended annual budget
bylaw,
9.5
MOTION:
Little/Denesiuk that following the first reading of School District No. 67
(Okanagan Skaha) Amended Annual Budget Bylaw for the fiscal year
2009-10 in the amount of $56,947,209, the Board of Education of School
District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) passes the bylaw.
CARRIED
MOTION:
Little/Denesiuk that following the second reading of School District No. 67
(Okanagan Skaha) Amended Annual Budget Bylaw for the fiscal year
2009-10 in the amount of $56,947,209, the Board of Education of School
District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) passes the bylaw.
CARRIED
MOTION:
Little/Denesiuk that following the third reading of School District No. 67
(Okanagan Skaha) Amended Annual Budget Bylaw for the fiscal year
2009-10 in the amount of $56,947,209, the Board of Education of School
District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) passes and adopts the bylaw.
CARRIED
2010-11 Budget Development
Further to discussion at the finance and management committee meeting, Mr.
Shongrunden reviewed an updated listing of meeting dates for the development of the
2010-11 preliminary budget. The listing includes a public budget meeting on March 31,
partner group meetings on April 14 for CUPE and OSTU, and on April 27 for
representatives of parent advisory councils and district parent advisory council. Mr.
Shongrunden stressed we may need to review the listing depending on the funding
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announcement. It is estimated the district could have a $1.1 million shortfall for 2010-11.
Trustee comments supported the secretary-treasurer’s concept of trying to manage
finances over multiple years in order to help minimize disruption to the district.
10.0
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
10.1
Student Achievement
10.2
Communication and Access
a.
Field Trips
District Principal Schimmer reviewed a listing of field trip requests some of which
had been approved by the superintendent pursuant to district policy. Following
review,
MOTION:
Little/Perry that the following field trip request be approved in
principle:
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March 19 to 30, 2011, for approximately 40 students from
Penticton Secondary, Princess Margaret Secondary, and
Summerland Secondary to travel to ancient Rome and
Greece to introduce the students to the history, culture and
language of those countries.
CARRIED
Clarke/Van Alphen that the following field trip requests be given final
approval:
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March 6 to 17, 2010, for 41 students from Penticton
Secondary, Princess Margaret Secondary, and Summerland
Secondary to travel to Germany, Austria, Northern Italy,
Switzerland, and France;
March 7 to 22, 2010, for 28 students from Penticton
Secondary School to travel to Ecuador on a humanitarian
mission to construct the second floor classroom of an
elementary school;
February 26 to 28, 2010, for 16 band students from Princess
Margaret Secondary to compete in the annual Lionel
Hampton Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho.
CARRIED
b.
French Immersion
District Principal Schimmer reported on the French Immersion registration process
and numbers for 2010-11. As of the registration deadline on Friday, February 5
(4:00 p.m.), there were 103 applications for Penticton and 29 applications for
Summerland. A lottery will be held in the new future to determine the 90 students
for the Penticton program. Remaining names will be added to a waitlist reflecting
the order of the names drawn. Parents will be notified before the end of February.
c.
Science Fair
For trustee information, Mr. Schimmer advised that schools in SD67 will be
presenting their projects in the District Science Fair on March 1 and 2. The
Science Fair, sponsored jointly by the school district and the Kiwanis Club of
Penticton, features original science projects by local students. Over 100 entries
are expected with approximately 30 projects proceeding to the Regional Science
Fair to be held at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, on March
30 and 31, 2010. The public is invited to attend. If you are interested in becoming
a judge, you are asked to contact Raja Gupta, Chair.
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Concert Band Festival
Approximately 30 middle and secondary school concert bands from throughout the
Pacific Northwest will perform on March 2 and 3 at the Cleland Theatre every halfhour from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Concert Band Festival is also presenting
performances by the University of Lethbridge Wind Orchestra on Tuesday, March
2, at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.
e.
School Calendar (2010-11)
Assistant Superintendent Burgoyne reviewed a proposed school calendar for 201011 and advised the Board of Education is required by May 31, 2010 to approve and
circulate the 2010-11 school calendar for the district.
Little/Van Alphen that proposed school calendar for 2010-11 be
distributed for information to parents and employee groups.
CARRIED
Other Items
a.
Enrolment
The superintendent of schools reported on enrolment as of January 31, 2010,
noting a slight increase since the previous month which is mainly due to adult
learning. There are currently 6,647 students, or 6,509.5 FTE, in the school district.
11.0
REPORT OF REPRESENTATIVES
12.0
NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS
13.0
INFORMATION ITEMS
13.1
BCSTA Okanagan Branch Meeting
The BCSTA Okanagan Branch meeting will be held on February 12 and 13, 2010 in
Vernon.
13.2
BCSTA Provincial Council Meeting
The BCSTA provincial council meeting will be held on February 19 and 20, 2010 in
Victoria. Trustee Clarke will represent the district.
13.3
BCSTA Annual General Meeting
The deadline for submission of motions for BCSTA’s annual general meeting to be held
April 22 to 25, 2010 in Victoria is as follows:
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d.
MOTION:
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Extraordinary motions – February 11, 2010
Substantive motions – February 19, 2010
Date of Next Meeting
• March 1, 2010, 6:30 p.m., Regular Meeting, School Board Office
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 listing circulated with the
agenda package.
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14.2
14.3
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Recognition of Student Artwork
Congratulations were extended to the following students from Giant’s Head Elementary
School for their artwork currently on display at the school board office:
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Brooklyn McKelvey, Kindergarten
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Morgan Oijen, Grade 1
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Natasha Stohler, Grade 1
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Drake Reid, Grade 4
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Jenayah Lefebvre, Grade 4
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Layna Martin, Grade 4
A cut-out snowman surrounded by silver
glittery stars while sporting a green sparkled
scarf
A colourful large sunflower cut out in crayon;
displaying an underground root system
A colourful large sunflower cut out in crayon
with a large amber center
A lacy looking snowman with an orange
neon nose with an electric blue background
Old Bear in Winter – a brown bear set in a
wintery scene with stamped leaf shapes in a
black background
Old Bear in Winter – a brown bear set in a
wintery scene with stamped four stamped
leaf shapes
Trustee Comments
In response to a question, trustees were advised that boards or branches can submit
motions to the BCSTA annual general meeting. There also exists opportunity for a late
motion at the AGM.
QUESTION PERIOD
Comments/questions from the audience were related to:
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The letters of response from the Minister of Education;
The Foundation Skills Assessment;
Appreciation to the Board for its advocacy and letters written to the Minister;
Appreciation to secretary-treasurer’s efforts towards a budget development over a two- to
three-year period;
Appreciation to teachers for their work with Heather Rose and the BC FUN FRIENDS
program.
ADJOURNMENT
MOTION:
Little/Clarke that the meeting be adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
CARRIED
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Chairperson
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Secretary-Treasurer
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