Board Meeting Highlights May 12, 2015

Board Recognizes Two WCHS Students for Outstanding Achievement
The Board of Trustees recognized two Wetaskiwin Composite High School students who scored 100% on their January diploma exams.   The Board commended Ben Ripka who was awarded 100% in Math 30-1, and Sam Broadbent who was awarded 100% in Physics 30. The Board also commended Mr. Paul Way a Wetaskiwin Composite High School teacher who teaches Physics 30 and Math 30-1. Board Vice-Chair Robbyn Erickson presented each student with a $100.00 cheque from the Board in recognition of their achievement.

Parkland Fertilizer – Ambassadors in Agriculture
Pamela Ganske from Parkland Fertilizer presented a partnership opportunity that would allow them to reach out to the community by involving and educating students and teachers about agriculture. They have implemented an Ambassadors of Agriculture program to help create awareness about the industry and encourage students to consider one of the many careers agriculture has to offer.  An interactive blog is also available called Wheat Orbit.  

Christian Alternative Program Wetaskiwin
The Board determined that it will not offer a Christian Alternative Program commencing in September 2015. However, the Board will add the viability of a Christian Alternative Program as part of upcoming Board efficiency discussions to determine if it could be introduced in September of 2016. 

On-Line Student Fee Management System
WRPS will be implementing an on-line student fee management system. This new system will make it easier for parents to pay school fees. Parents will be able to make full or partial payments or set up a payment plan using debit, credit or electronic cheques.  The system also allows schools to administer permission slips and is synchronized with our student information system. 

Instructional Material Fees 2015-2016
Grades K-6 $40.00
Grades 7-9 $55.00
Grades 10-12 $80.00

Electricity Consortium
Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools agreed to purchase electricity for the next 25 years at a reasonable, predictable cost and agreed to pre-pay $100,000 in order to receive further cost reductions over the next ten years from the Bull Creek Wind Project.

View: Board Meeting Highlights May 12, 2015

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