Board Highlights - June 12, 2019
The Board of Trustees is pleased to provide you with the highlights of our board meeting held on June 12, 2019. To view full highlights, click here.
Deputy Superintendent MacDonald 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:
- June is a busy time with exams and schools wrapping up the year.
- Superintendent Barron has been busy with staffing changes, transfers and interviews.
- The Board reviewed the success in finding great leaders for our schools for 2019-20, including Principal Pat Martin for Botha School and Principal Jeff Lee for Erskine School. Also, Principal Mark Siemens will be starting in his new role as Division Principal.
Projected (Spring) Budget to continue supporting students and staff
In preparation for the June 30 deadline, Senior leadership have been engaged in budget conversations with division leaders, school leaders, and trustees since February to review opportunities and strategic initiatives for 2019-20 that will best support student success. To move forward with the planning for 2019-20, the Board has provided the following budget directions to date:
- Increase supports for students through increased Family School Liaison Workers supports
- Increase Inclusive Supports allocations to schools
- Support schools and school leaders through establishing a division principal position
- Increase supports for professional learning that will support all staff
- Provide a fund for staff wellness in 2019-20, continuing a focus to ensure Clearview is a first-choice employer
- Increase central supports for Aboriginal learners
- Ensure supports are in place for Transportation Services and Facilities Services in 2019-20
The budget process is planned to be finalized by the end of June. Please click HERE for more information.
Financial Services Annual Update
Associate Superintendent Neale provided the Board with the Financial Services Annual Update. For the full report, please click HERE.
WEHSSC Concert Band Trip Presentation
Band teacher Eric Rahn and Grade 8 students, Chloe Eddy, Austyn Radford and Carter Olson and Grade 10 student Madison Radford, presented highlights and a slide show to the Board of trustees from the Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus concert band trip to Honolulu, Hawaii in May 2019. The sixty-one band students attended a concert band clinic at the University of Hawaii, performed at the Ala Moana Centerstage shopping mall, Hickam Naval Base Elementary School and the USS Missouri Battleship Memorial. To view the slide show, please click HERE.
Education Act being planned for September
Bill 8: The Education Amendment Act, 2019 has been introduced on June 5, 2019 to update the Education Act, which was passed in 2012 after widespread consultation, but was not brought into force. If passed, the Alberta Government communications shared that the amended Education Act would improve student success, strengthen parental rights, enhance local decision-making for school boards, increase education choice and improve accountability within the system. For more information on the changes, click HERE.
Clearview first-year teacher wins Edwin Parr award!
The Alberta School Board Association (ASBA) held their awards ceremony for Zone 4 on May 27, 2019 in Innisfail. Gus Wetter School first-year teacher, Rebecca Clarke, won the Edwin Parr Award for Zone 4 which is handed out on a yearly basis to first-year teachers who show exemplary dedication and commitment to the education of their students. Congratulations Rebecca Clarke, and thank you for being part of the Clearview team! Click HERE for further details.
Rotary and Stettler Youth Interact donate generously to support community recreation track!
President Pat Roach and Vice-President Collin Georget from the Rotary Club of Stettler presented $10,000 on May 23, 2019 for the Stettler Community Recreation Track. The donation was provided as a shared sponsorship from both the Stettler Rotary Club and the Stettler Youth Interact Club.
As the resurfacing project is being planned for the summer or fall of 2019, any groups, individuals, or companies interested in helping to support this initiative and helping to create a lasting benefit for the Town of Stettler and County of Stettler, please contact Peter Neale (Associate Superintendent, Clearview) at 403-742-3331 or E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any financial help is appreciated, and charitable donation receipts are available for donations at or over $25.00. Corporate or service group sponsorship opportunities are available and will be considered on an individual basis (see http://bit.ly/CSDTrack for sponsorship opportunities)