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School Board No. 5 NewsPosted: April 14, 2012

The following is a summary of board motions carried during the April 10 Southeast Kootenay School District School Board of Trustees meeting, held in Fernie.

Advocacy Letters

THAT the Board approves the amended draft letter to be sent to Minister Abbott regarding Community Links Funding.

THAT the Board sends a letter to the Minister supporting a wage increase for CUPE.

THAT the Board sends a letter to Environment Minister Lake on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).

Ad Hoc Committees

THAT the Board organizes a BC Education Plan stakeholder forum in order to develop a plan to send to the Ministry of Education.

The Forum will comprise of Trustees, District management, Administrators, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) representatives, District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC), teachers/union representatives, District Student Advisory Council (DSAC) students and community partner groups.

THAT the Board reconvenes the French Immersion Sub-Committee as soon as possible.


THAT the Board delete Policy 4.4 Planning the Budget and re-number Policy 4.24 Budget as Policy 4.4.

THAT the Board approves the Draft Policy Child Protection.


THAT the Board approves revised Policy 3.13 Student Records.

THAT the Board approves Policy 5.5 Curricular/Extra-Curricular Trips.

THAT the Board approves Mt. Baker Secondary School’s Field Trip Application to Turkey during Spring Break 2013.


THAT the Board approves the proposal from Matrix for the Long Range Facility Plan.

THAT the Board increases the District Scholarship for the top academic student from $3,500 to $4,000 to allow four $1,000 scholarships, one for each secondary school, based on criteria including provincial exams, citizenship and leadership.

THAT the Board approves the training/purchase/installation of automated external defibrillators (pictured above)  in schools and community centres in Fernie, Sparwood and Elkford.

THAT the Board continues providing bus service to Kids Club at no extra cost to the Board, providing space is available.

Courtesy of School Board Trustee Trina Ayling



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