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MINUTES OF THE LORD SELKIRK SCHOOL DIVISION
2007/12/18      / BOARD OFFICE  /       7:00 p.m.
Trustees Present:       K. Avery; B. Jesson; L. Kublick; J. Oliver; S. Onishko; C. Rennie;
B. Skogan; D. Streich; W. Sutherland.
Administration:         G. Bagnall, Superintendent;
        G. Burkett, Assistant Superintendent;D. Lane, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer;
B. Cairns, Secretary-Treasurer.
        
In-camera 6:00 p.m. – 7:03 p.m.

Chair Oliver called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES
        
Moved by:  B. Skogan
Seconded by:  L. Kublick

That the Minutes of the Regular Board Meeting of 2007/12/04 be adopted.
Carried.
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
Moved by:  C. Rennie
Seconded by:  L. Kublick

Re: Minutes 2007/12/04
That the Ad Hoc Election Process Committee Report dated December 4, 2007 on Election Process, received at the Regular Board Meeting of 2007/12/04 be referred to Committee of the Whole for further discussion.
Carried.
Moved by:  B. Skogan
Seconded by:  S. Onishko

Re: Minutes 2007/12/04
That the Board submit the following resolution to MAST for consideration at the 2008 MAST Convention:

“Be it resolved that MAST urge the Minister of Education, Citizenship and Youth to examine the feasibility of implementing, funding and supporting full-time kindergarten.”
Carried.
Research on the impact of full-time kindergarten demonstrates that it contributes to the improvement of children’s social and language skills and in some cases their behavior as well.  Participants feel that full-time kindergarten is a positive program that works well for children.  Most participants believed that their students or children grew emotionally, intellectually and socially, crediting these changes to an increase in supervised instruction time, time spent with other students and a safe, structured learning environment.
Research also tells us that early learning helps children get off to the best possible start in school.

NOTICE OF NEW ITEMS
Ø       Addendum to Superintendent’s Report.
ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Moved by:  D. Streich
Seconded by:  B. Jesson

That the agenda be adopted as amended.
Carried.
ACTION ITEMS
Superintendent’s Report
Moved by:  K. Avery
Seconded by:  L. Kublick

That the Superintendent’s Report and Addendum be received.  
Carried.
Moved by:  L. Kublick
Seconded by:  K. Avery

That recommendations R.2 a), b), c), d), e), f), g), h), R.3, R.4 and R.5 of the Superintendent’s Report and Addendum be approved.
S.R.2   That the Board endorse the following hirings:
a)      Jamie Allan as full-time Term Teacher for the period February 5, 2008 to June 27, 2008, at Lord Selkirk Regional School.
b)      Tania Giannuzzi as part-time (.75) Term Teacher for the period February 5, 2008 to June 27, 2008, at Lord Selkirk Regional School.
c)      Thomas Gross as part-time (.75) Term Teacher for the period February 5, 2008 to June 27, 2008, at Lord Selkirk Regional School.
d)      Carrie Chochinov as full-time Term Teacher for the period January 8, 2008 to June 27, 2008, at Ecole Bonaventure.
e)      Dawn MacIntosh as full-time Term Teacher for the period January 27, 2008 to June 27, 2008, or the return of the Regular Teacher, at East Selkirk Middle School.
f)      Carolyn Coupland as half-time Term Teacher for the period January 7, 2008 to June 27, 2008, at St. Andrews School.
g)      Ted Wur as full-time (6 hours/day) Educational Assistant 1 for the period December 10, 2007 to June 27, 2008, at Wm. S. Patterson School.
h)      Janelle Desrosiers as full-time (6 hours/day) Educational Assistant 1 for the period December 10, 2007 to January 31, 2008, or the return of the Regular Educational Assistant, at Ecole Bonaventure.
S.R.3   That the Board approve the request from Leonhard Hofer, Sarena Hofer and Joni Hofer to attend the 2008 International Conference of Hutterian Educators “Exploring New Frontiers”, in Canmore, Alberta, May 1-3, 2008.
S.R.4   That the Board approve the request from Jason Wachal for a leave of absence without pay for the period January 7, 2008 to June 27, 2008.

S.R.5   That the Board approve financial assistance in the amount of $1,000.00 each for Jenn Hooper, Matt Belanger, Jenny Trenchard and Kelly Leask, Grade 12 students at Lord Selkirk Regional School, to assist them to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference in July 2008.
Carried.
        
Secretary-Treasurer’s Report
Moved by:  D. Streich
Seconded by:  C. Rennie

That the Secretary-Treasurer’s Report be received.
Carried.
       Moved by:  B. Jesson
        Seconded by:  B. Skogan
That recommendations R.2, R.3, R.4, R.5, R.6, R.7 and R.8 of the Secretary-Treasurer’s Report be approved.
ST.R.2  That the Board endorse payment of the November 2007 Operating Fund Accounts Payable in the amount of $3,611,528.23.

ST.R.3  That the Board endorse payment of the Capital Fund Accounts Payable for the period November 14, 2007 to December 11, 2007, in the amount of $487,016.43.

ST.R.4  That the Board endorse payment of the Capital Account – New East Selkirk Middle School Accounts Payable for the period September 22, 2007 to November 20, 2007, in the amount of $113,755.11.

ST.R.5  That the Department of Education, Citizenship and Youth, Pupil Transportation Unit, be advised that the Lord Selkirk School Division will not participate in the Central Tender Process for the 2008-2009 school bus purchase.

ST.R.6  That the Regular Board Meeting scheduled for Tuesday January 1, 2008, be cancelled.

ST.R.7  That the 12-month staff be dismissed at 12:00 noon on Monday December 24, 2007.

St.R.8  That the Division Board Office be closed to the public for the period December 24, 2007 to January 1, 2008.
Carried.
        Trustee Streich left the meeting at this time (8:09 pm).

MOTIONS ARISING FROM IN-CAMERA
Moved by:  B. Jesson
Seconded by:  B. Skogan
That the Salary and Fringe Benefit Package between the Lord Selkirk School Division and the Accounting Assistant for the period July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2009, be approved and signed by the Division signatories.
Carried.
Moved by:  K. Avery
Seconded by:  W. Sutherland

That the Salary and Fringe Benefit Package between the Lord Selkirk School Division and the Coordinator of Continuing Education for the period July 1, 2007 – June 30, 2010, be approved and signed by the Division signatories.
Carried.
Trustee Streich returned to the meeting (8:11 pm).
COMMITTEES
Moved by:  D. Streich
Seconded by: C. Rennie

That the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole meeting of 2007/12/04 be received.
Carried.
        Moved by:  K. Avery
        Seconded by:  S. Onishko

        That the Minutes of the Committee of the Whole meeting of 2007/12/11 be received.
Carried.
        Moved by:  D. Streich
        Seconded by:  C. Rennie

COW R.2 That the current layout of game lines in the East Selkirk Middle School gym remain as is.
Carried.
        Administration left the meeting at this time (8:15 pm).
        
Moved by:  B. Skogan
That the meeting be adjourned at 8:58 p.m.
Carried.



Read and confirmed this 15th day of January 2008.


                                                        Chair                                  Secretary-Treasurer