Board Meeting Highlights June 24, 2014

CB McMurdo School Hoop Dancers Perform for the Board
A delightful group of CB McMurdo students under the leadership of Mrs. Marie Crier attended the Board meeting to perform the relevant cultural practice of Hoop Dancing.  This art displays a storytelling ritual where during the dance shapes are formed such as a butterfly, eagle, snake and coyote.  These shapes are all created with the hoops which symbolize the never ending circle of life.  A core group of six students started a very successful Hoop Dance group at C.B. McMurdo School this past year. 

Board Lobbies Alberta Transportation for Lighted Crosswalks
The Board of Trustees has written a letter to Alberta Transportation lobbying for lighted crosswalks at two separate locations, Highway 616 on the south side of Millet School and Highway 13 at Alder Flats School.

Board to Hold Two Board Meetings per Month
The Board of Trustees has determined that it will hold two Board meetings per month for the 2014-2015 School year.  The Board meetings will be held on the second and last Tuesday of each month and commence at 12:30 p.m.

Board Appreciation and Recognition
As a result of last year’s staff recognition and appreciation survey the Board established a committee to review the results and provide recommendations.  The committee presented recommendations to the Board of Trustees and as a result has revised the process for appreciation and recognition of service and retirement awards.  The revisions will include a smaller more personal event held for service award recipients of 20+ years as well as retirees. Service awards for 5 – 15 years of service will be presented at each school site.

Board Self Evaluation
The Board of Trustees completed a Board Self Evaluation at a workshop facilitated by the Alberta School Boards Association held on Monday June 23, 2014.  The Board approved the Self Evaluation Report as developed at the workshop.

Superintendent (CEO) Evaluation
The Board performed the Superintendent (CEO) Evaluation on Thursday June 19, 2014 and approved the Superintendent Evaluation Report that it developed during the evaluation workshop as an accurate accounting of the Superintendents performance for the period of June 21, 2013 – June 19, 2014. 

September 18, 2014 Professional Development Day
The Board has approved a two day Response to Intervention professional development workshop for teachers.  In order to accommodate this workshop schools will be closed on September 18, and 19, 2014. 

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