WRPS Board Highlights

  • Jan. 12, 2011 1:00 p.m.

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Vol 15, Issue 2, Leduc – Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer

The December meeting of the Wetaskiwin Regional Public School Board was brief and to the point.

– Proposed dates were decided for the August 2011 Board Self-Evaluation Workshop.

– Board Policy 16 was passed as revised to clarify understanding of the School Act legislation and intent of the board regarding transportation within towns, villages and hamlets.  Policy 16.7 reads “Under normal circumstances, busing will not be provided to students residing within the incorporated limits of a town/village/hamlet where a school is located unless the student is eligible for transportation by virtue of residing at a distance that is 2.4 kilometers or greater from the school.”  It was noted that urban transportation grants also use the 2.4 kilometer limit.

-The December Board Committees Meeting report:

-Reviewed the results of the June Provincial Achievement Test and the June Diploma Examinations.

-Decided that the New Trustee/Board Orientation/Public Consultation Review take place on January 11, and the Strategic Planning session be held on January 25.

-French Immersion: Terms of Reference for the French Immersion Ad Hoc Committee considering extending the current French Immersion program into the high school will be amended, and Terms of Reference for a separate French Immersion Ad Hoc Committee to investigate the viability and sustainability of the current K-9 French Immersion program will be developed.

-Human Resources report provided to the board.

-The School Councils’ and Parent Advisory Committees’ contact information will be checked and updated by the Trustees.

– In regard to possible increase to the postal rate charged for exchange library books in Canada, a letter had been sent to MP Blaine Calkins.  His sympathetic reply was circulated to the Board.

– Trustees gave oral reports on the meetings of the various community and other organizations which they attend as Board representatives.

 

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