Board of Trustees Key Messages
Following are the Board of Trustees Key Messages from the Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, September 19, 2017.
1) The Regional Council of Student Leaders will embark on a Leadership for Teens training project for LRSD students in an effort to increase LRSD student sense of belonging and help reduce student anxiety. The project will begin with 50 students from across the Division engaging in intense leadership training over the course of the 2017-18 school year. As students work on their self-leadership growth they will collaborate to generate school based projects that will cultivate ways of impacting school culture in a positive manner, influence student health and wellness, build confidence in students to stand up for what is positive and right, and develop and hone student time management, communication and decision making skills. Along with the student / school leadership growth, 7 LRSD staff members will be trained as 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teen Workshop Facilitators in an effort to build staff capacity and enable sustainability of future projects and initiatives. Funding has been secured for the majority of this ambitious project but a small portion remains unfunded. At the September 19, 2017 Board Meeting the Board of Trustees approved support for this project in the amount of $3,900.00.
2) The Board of Trustees reaffirmed their support of the current division's goals; (1) Literacy and Numeracy, 2) Success for All Learners, and 3) Transitions in order for administration to continue their work on providing high quality student learning throughout our division.
3) On June 16, 2017 Terry Gunderson from the Alberta School Board Association led the Board of Trustees through the annual evaluation of the Superintendent of Schools, Mr. Dave Driscoll as well as the annual Board of Trustees Self-Evaluation. The Board of Trustees approved both evaluations at the September 19, 2017 Board Meeting.