Board of Trustees Key Messages
Following are the Board of Trustees Key Messages from the Regular Board Meeting held on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.
1) The Board of Trustees approved the 2017-2018 Infrastructure Maintenance and Renewal Expenditure Plan (IMR) at their November 14, 2017 meeting. One of a school jurisdiction's highest priorities regarding their school facilities is to ensure that health, safety and essential upgrading needs, including emergent projects, are completed as required. IMR funding is provided to meet these needs and eliminate deferred maintenance. IMR funding is only provided for government owned facilities and is not provided for privately owned buildings. To deal with emergent projects as they arise, school jurisdictions should consider setting aside contingency funding.
IMR funding may be spent only for approved purposes. Jurisdictions may use the funds to: -ensure school facilities meet all regulatory requirements, particularly as they pertain to providing a safe and healthy learning environment; -preserve and improve the quality of the learning environment by: - replacing building components that have failed, -prolonging the life of the facility through planned, proactive replacement of major components; and -upgrading of the educational areas to meet program requirement; -meet the facility requirements of students with special needs; and -replace or upgrade building components to improve energy conservation and efficiency and to achieve costs savings as a result.
2) The Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Associate Superintendent Ken Sampson as Deputy Superintendent for the 2017-2018 school year. This position serves as the Acting Superintendent at the request of, or in the absence of Darryl Seguin, Acting Superintendent.
3) Wes Wescott, Colony Schools' Principal presented the Colony Schools' Annual Results Report and Plan to the Board of Trustees. Livingstone Range School Division has 13 colony schools within the division and Mr. Wescott oversees the 13 teachers who teach at our colonies and works with the German Teacher and Minister at each colony. Mr. Wescott reviewed some background information on colony schools, enrollments and provided information on how a German School operates. Additionally Mr. Wescott reviewed different sources of the colony schools' data; the Accountability Pillar, PAT results, Fountas and Pinnell Results as well as CAT Results. Mr. Wescott and the Colony Teachers have set two goals for improvement which they have been working towards, 1) Literacy, and 2) Numeracy. Mr. Wescott reviewed these goals and spoke on strategies and evidence achieved to date. The presentation also included celebrations, two of which were taken from high results from the Colony Schools' Accountability Pillar Results; 1) Preparation for Lifelong Learning, World of Work, Citizenship, and 2) Parental Involvement. Every December Trustees visit the colony schools and look forward to attending again this year to deliver candy canes to the students.