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Board Highlights - March 20, 2019

The Board of Trustees is pleased to provide you with the highlights of our board meeting held on March 20, 2019. To view full highlights, click here.

Superintendent’s Spotlights

Superintendent Barron provided a report on the work in Clearview Public Schools which is moving our Education Plan forward and creating a “First Choice” learning environment for Clearview’s students. Spotlights included:

  • Superintendent Barron, Deputy Superintendent MacDonald and Trustees attended the Alberta Rural Education Symposium March 3-5, 2019.

  • Superintendent Barron, Deputy Superintendent MacDonald and other staff members attended the ASCD conference - Focus on UBD (new curriculum).

  • Deputy Superintendent MacDonald is organizing learning sessions for staff on curriculum in April, May - moving to a concept based-focus on knowledge transfer.

  • Early Learning and Literacy Coordinator Coppock has been meeting with school councils throughout the division on balanced literacy.

  • Director of Inclusive Learning Gosse is meeting with all schools (does so twice a year) to review each student who may be requiring additional assistance.

  • Clearview supported 14 Educational Assistants to attend the Battle River EA conference.  

  • Nine staff (Central Office Directors and School Principals) attended a two day Leadership Quality Standard Training on March 7 and 8 in Edmonton.

  • Clearview announced a great partnership with the Town of Stettler and County of Stettler to resurface the running and walking track in Stettler.

School buses purchased to replace aging fleet

Proposals by vendors for the purchase of school buses were provided to the Board of Trustees for approval. The purchasing process and evaluation (rating) process was done in accordance with Board Policy and New West Partnership Trade Agreement (a trade partnership with the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to ensure fair purchasing practices).  Based on the findings, the Board approved to replace three (3) 52-passenger buses, and one (1) 70-passenger school bus for $408,211.53 (inclusive of net GST).  The incoming buses will include air ride systems which provide benefits for safety and rider experiences for both staff and students. See the LINK for a copy of the report.

Brownfield 2019-20 Learning Calendar approved

The Board of Trustees approved the Brownfield Learning Calendar for 2019-20.  For a copy of the approved Brownfield Learning Calendar for 2019-20, please click HERE.

Students from Clearview traveling to Regina, SK and Kingston, ON.

Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus and Gus Wetter School received final approval from the Board of Trustees to travel to Regina Saskatchewan in May 2019 to participate in the Archery Nationals competition. The Board of Trustees wants to wish the students the best of luck in the competition.

Big Valley School was also approved for their trip to Kingston, ON on June 4 - 11, 2019.  The exchange program is a two-part exchange with Kingston students being hosted in Alberta in May and the Big Valley students traveling to Ontario in June.

Board Principles and Priorities for 2019-20

Following the strategic planning workshop with Clearview leaders and school principals on February 13, 2019 and a strategic planning workshop with Trustees on March 19, 2019 , the Board of Trustees approved the updated Board Principles and Priorities for 2019-20 as follows:

Board Principles
  • We believe Clearview Public Schools is the best education option for students in our communities.

  • We believe positive relationships and meaningful connections with students and our communities, are foundational to our success.

  • We value all students and their potential to have a positive impact on our future.

  • We make decisions in the best interests of all students.

  • We believe in and support our quality staff and their passion for learning and professional growth.

  • We embrace, promote and work to enhance our rural experience.

Board Priorities
  • First-Choice Learning Environment
​Clearview Public Schools is the first-choice for students and families in our communities.  We celebrate our learning environments which are so engaging, welcoming and successful that parents and students choose Clearview over any other education alternatives.
  • Increase our students’ opportunities for success by ensuring their high performance on provincial examinations at all levels.

  • Meet the needs of all students with the provision of high quality CTS and CTF programming