1. Meeting Number 14

Public Board Minutes – August 23, 2017
B.1.
Minutes of the Regular Board of Trustees Meeting of
Grande Yellowhead Public School Division No. 77
Meeting Number 14
August 23, 2017 – 10:00 am
Education Services Centre, Edson, AB
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TRUSTEE ATTENDANCE:
S. Caputo
Present
B. DeClercq
Present
C. DeMong
Present
K. Fate
Present
B. Rosadiuk, Chair
Present
J. Stitzenberger
Present
J. Zaporosky, Vice Chair
Present
ADMINISTRATION ATTENDANCE:
C. Lewis, Superintendent of Schools
E. Murray, Chief Deputy Superintendent Leadership Services & Human Resources
K. Shipka, Assistant Superintendent Learning Services
J. Karén, Assistant Superintendent Business Services
N. Gilks, Manager Communications Services
B. Froese, Executive Assistant, Recording Secretary
DELEGATIONS PRESENT:
ATA – Absent
CUPE – Absent
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Chair Rosadiuk called the meeting to order at 1010 hours.
Chair Rosadiuk welcomed C. Lewis, the new Superintendent of Schools for Grande Yellowhead
Public School Division.
Moment of Reflection
2017-100
Agenda
Trustee DeMong moved that the Board approve the agenda, as presented.
Carried

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2017-101
Regular Board Meeting Minutes
Trustee Stitzenberger moved that the Board approve the minutes of the Regular
Public Board Meeting of June 21, 2017, as presented.
Carried
Delegations
ATA
● Absent
CUPE
● Absent
2017-102
2017 – 2018 Schedule for Superintendent’s and Monitoring Reports
Trustee Fate moved that the Board approve the 2017 - 2018 Schedule for
Superintendent’s and Monitoring Reports.
Carried
K. Shipka presented the working document of the schedule of reports for the
2017- 2018 school year.
2017-103
Borrowing Resolution
Trustee DeMong moved that the Board authorize the borrowing of up to
$400,000 with Alberta Treasury Branches (ATB) for the 2017 – 2018 fiscal year,
in accordance with s.183(1) of the School Act.
Carried
J. Karén presented the borrowing resolution for the authorization of short-term
borrowing in the event that disbursements exceed cash on hand at a particular
point in time during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.
2017-104
Supports for School Resource Office Program, Edson
Trustee Zaporosky moved that the Board approve a $30,000 one-time allocation
to support the continuation of the RCMP School Resource Officer program in
Edson.
Carried
K. Shipka shared the success of the pilot program for the 2016-2017school year
and the Board agreed to continue its support for the upcoming year by approving
funding from unrestricted net assets.

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2017-105
Policy 21 – Professional Growth of Support Staff
Trustee Caputo moved that the Board approve the revised Policy 21 –
Professional Growth of Support Staff.
Carried
Trustee Committee / Conference Reports
● Trustee Stitzenberger updated the Board on the status of TEBA. Notification
for negotiations have been presented to the local ATA.
● Trustee Zaporosky attended the CSBA conference in Whistler and shared
some key points.
● Trustee Fate attended PSBC in Lac La Biche and updated the Board on the
topics that were addressed.
● Chair Rosadiuk took part in local community parades representing GYPSD
while riding her horse.
K. Baluch joined the meeting at 1051 hours.
Monitoring Reports
2017 Welcome Back Events
B. Froese reminded the Board of the locations and times for the 2017
Welcome Back Events.
Superintendent’s Report
Grande Cache Community High School Modernization
K. Baluch updated the Board on the modernization project for Grande Cache
Community High School.
Mary Bergeron Elementary School Update
K. Baluch updated the Board on the construction project for Mary Bergeron
Elementary School Project.
K. Baluch left the meeting at 1127 Hours.
Accounts for June – July 2017
J. Karén presented a list of vendor payments for June and July 2017, as
information.
Meeting Dates
August 29 - 31, 2017
Welcome Back Zone Events
September 4, 2017
STAT – Labour Day

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September 5, 2017
First Day of School
September 6, 2017
Public Board Meeting
September 20, 2017
Public Board Meeting
September 23, 2017
Grand Trunk Graduation
Harry Collinge Graduation
Topics for Future Agenda
● Obtaining Solar Panels for GCCHS and MBES
2017-106
Adjournment
Trustee Fate moved adjournment at 1136 hours.
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Chair
Recording Secretary

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