Board Highlights - May 1, 2019
The Board of Trustees is pleased to provide you with the highlights of our board meeting held on May 1, 2019. To view full highlights, click here.
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:
A letter was received from the Terry Fox Foundation: last year, 13 Clearview schools took part in Terry Fox events raising $30,903.78 to benefit cancer research.
PowerSchool Training - in April school administrative assistants and principals received intensive training.
Completed the Generative Dialogue conversations with the Learning Leadership Team (LLT).
Health and Wellness team has been out gathering information from staff and students that will assist in the construction of the Clearview Health and Wellness Plan.
Met with Kurtis Hewson to determine next steps to support schools with CRM and IPP’s for next year.
LLT met with Carmen and Pam from the University of Lethbridge to continue the work of Generative Leadership.
Dr. Dawn Burleigh from the University of Lethbridge worked with leaders on First Nations, Metis and Inuit part of the Leadership Quality Standard.
Will meet with Wolf Creek Public Schools next week about the future of ELM and Rock the Diploma partnership.
Facilities Services annual update highlights our great school facilities
Associate Superintendent Neale provided the annual Maintenance Services and Facilities Services update for 2019. The primary purpose of this report is to update the Board of Trustees on the strategic initiatives of our Facilities Services department, including examining the facility conditions which influence the achievement of success by Clearview’s student population and examining the workplace environment for employees.
For key metrics, Clearview reports on the Facility Condition Index (FCI), school capacity and utilization, net operating costs, infrastructure maintenance renewal (IMR) dollars spent, and work orders. In summary:
The FCI for schools is very good, ranging from 0% to 15%. A higher percentage indicates significant deferred maintenance needs.
School utilization in our schools ranges from 22% (Byemoor School) to 80% (Gus Wetter School).
IMR dollars last year totalled $1,218,745 in 2017-18 and $1,353,500 available to be spent in 2018-19.
With limited resources of time and funds, school divisions across the province are required to provide quality education in quality facilities to students. This report provides the Board understanding of the condition of the various school facilities in Clearview, and to assist Clearview in making choices that will improve the quality of facilities as it relates to programs and learning. Click HERE for the full report.
MLA Meeting Planning
The Board of Trustees discussed plans to invite the newly elected MLA for the Drumheller-Stettler riding, Nate Horner, to an upcoming Board Meeting. Trustees are looking forward to sharing the learning successes with our new local MLA, and opportunities for this year and next year that MLA Horner can be aware of and consider supporting.
Clearview plans to ensure technology devices in all schools
Technology Services is seeking the Board of Trustees support to proceed, in accordance with budget, the purchase of chromebooks and network switches.
Clearview is estimating to replace 400 to 500 of the current inventory of Chromebook devices. These devices are scheduled to replace part of the inventory of 1,300 chromebooks purchased in August 2015. Also, Clearview will be seeking to proceed with the renewal of all network switches: this equipment (purchased by Clearview approximately eight (8) years ago) is now at end of life. Clearview is seeking have a large quantity of switches which provides for a volume discount consideration. The results of the request for proposals will be provide for the Board of Trustees on May 22, 2019 for their approval. Click HERE for the full report.
Trade Show showcases Clearview as the first choice for our communities
The Board of Trustees shared the success of hosting a booth at the Stettler Trade Show in April 2019. Highlights of the showcase for attendees included our educational successes, sponsorship opportunities for the Stettler Recreation Track renewal, a reading area for children, and giveaways such as water and apples to promote a well and healthy lifestyle. Based on the success in 2019, the Board is already committed to and planning for 2020!
Board Policies Update
The Board of Trustees made changes to the Board policies, effective May 1, 2019. For a list of the revised Board Policies showing the changes, click HERE.