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Board Meeting Highlights - September 6, 2016

September 6, 2016 - The Board of Trustees is pleased to share with all education stakeholders the highlights of our recent Board meeting held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. The adopted minutes will be available on our website following the next Regular Board meeting.

  • The Board held its annual Organizational Meeting in addition to the regular Board Meeting. Trustee Eric Cameron was elected Board Chair by acclamation. Ron Heinrichs was elected Vice Chair.

    "I am very honoured to be back. I very much enjoy working with our Trustees," stated Board Chair Eric Cameron.

    "They’ve been a tremendously supportive group and hard working. I feel privileged to be able to act in the role of Board Chair.  It’s been wonderful working with Kathleen as Vice Chair as she’s been a hard worker.  I love the balance of having a Trustee representing the rural areas of Parkland School Division and Ron Heinrichs gives us that as well.  He will bring his wealth of experience and his strong work ethic.  I do thank Kathleen for her efforts and look forward to working with Ron.  We’ll continue to work together with all trustees…that’s the important thing, working as a team."

    "This will be my seventh year as a Trustee and it does take a while to learn all the ropes... everything from policies to what's expected of you as a Trustee and what you can do to help further the work of Parkland School Division and the work that the Board does," said Trustee Ron Heinrichs.

    "I really do feel privileged. It's a great honour to be able to work in this capacity to support the Chair and to really further the great work that we're doing in Parkland School Division."

  • The following Committee Chair positions were also chosen by acclamation:‚Äč
    • Education Committee  (Sally Kucher-Johnson)
    • Student Advisory Committee  (Elsie Kinsey)
    • Benefits Committee  (Sally Kucher-Johnson)
    • Teacher Advisory Committee (Eric Cameron, Dorcas Kilduff, Kathleen Linder)
    • Audit Committee (Richard Gilchrist, Dorcas Kilduff, Sally Kucher-Johnson)
    • Benefits Committee (Sally Kucher-Johnson)
    • Advocacy Committee (Committee of the Whole)
    • Alberta School Boards Association (Elsie Kinsey, Sally Kucher-Johnson, Kathleen Linder)
    • Public School Boards' Association (Richard Gilcrhist, Ron Heinrichs, Kathleen Linder)
    • Stony Plain Joint-Use Committee (Richard Gilchrist)
    • Spruce Grove Joint-Use Committee (Dorcas Kilduff)
    • Alberta Teachers' Association Labour Relations (Richard Gilchrist, Dorcas Kilduff, Elsie Kinsey)
    • Central Alberta Assocation of Municipal and School Employees Labour Relations (Dorcas Kilduff, Sally Kucher-Johnson, Kathleen Linder)
    • International Union of Operating Engineers Labour Relations (Richard Gilchrist, Ron Heinrichs, Elsie Kinsey)
    • Council of School Councils (Dorcas Kilduff)
  • The Board approved the monthly financial report for the period ending July 31, 2016.As of July 31 92.2% of revenues have been collected for the year compared to 92.5% of expenses paid out to date resulting in total year-to-date deficit of $309,000 dollars.

  • The Board received as information the Facilities Services Summer Work Deport. Highlights include a number of floors replaced at Brookwood School. Three boilers were replaced at Graminia School. Greystone Centennial School has some new landscaping and asphalt repair was completed in the Bus Transfer Site. High Park School received a number of new floors. Wabamun School is also enjoying a modernization to its core building that included work on ceilings, millwork, windows, flooring and siding.

    Next Regular Board Meeting will be held on October 4, 2016 at the Centre for Education at 9:30am.