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Posted: December 19, 2016

SD5 Board Notes

The following is a summary of School District No. 5 (SD5) board motions carried during the December 13 board meeting in Cranbrook.

Motions Carried

Annual Election of Chair and Representatives

SD5 board chair Frank Lento
SD5 board chair Frank Lento

Chair –Frank Lento, by acclamation

BCPSEA Rep –Bev Bellina, by acclamation

BCPSEA Rep –Curtis Helgeson, by acclamation

BCSTA Rep –Bev Bellina, by acclamation

BCSTA Alt. Rep – Gail Brown, by acclamation


That the Board approves Doug McPhee as the City of Cranbrook Wellness and Heritage representative.


That Policy 3.9 Alcohol or Drugs –Possession, Trafficking or Non-Medical Use be sent to the Board of Education for deletion.

That Policy 3.11 Drug Free Zone be sent to the Board of Education for deletion.

That Trustees Lento and Chris Johns meet with the Kootenay Athletic Academy to discuss further their proposal, which was presented at the November 2016 committee meeting.

That the Board tentatively provides approval for the Mount Baker Secondary School London/Harrogate, UK trip of April 12 – 20, 2017.

That the Board tentatively approves the Jaffray School Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand Trip April 8 – 17, 2017.

That the Board donate to the Salvation Army’s Christmas Hamper program in the amount of $1000 in Cranbrook and $700 in Fernie. This represents a donation of $100 on behalf of each of the SD5 schools in lieu of a gift to the staff of each school.

That SD5 receive and send a letter in support for recommendations 45 – 51 of the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services (SSCFGS).


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