Board Meeting Highlights - March 20, 2017
2018-2019 Budget: Beliefs and Guiding Principles
The Board passed a motion to adopt the 2018-2019 Budget Beliefs and Guiding Principles to be used in the development of the 2018-2019 operating budget. The 2018-2019 Budget Beliefs and Guiding Principles are located on the PLRD website at http://www.plrd.ab.ca/documents/general/2018-2019%20Approved%20Budget%20Beliefs%20%20Guiding%20Principles.pdf .
2018-2021 Three-year Capital Plan
The Board passed a motion to approve the 2017-2021 Three-year Capital Plan and concurrently the most pressing structural needs throughout the division within our facilities. The Delia School rebuild/modernization still remains our top priority as a result of the identified structural issues that presents itself. Morrin School has been recognized as our second priority as a result of heaving floors and foundational issues under the gymnasium. The next items that have been identified are J.C. Charyk Hanna School roofing replacement as this process was not a part of the school modernization project; Altario School building envelope and mechanical upgrade, and finally the Youngstown School building envelope upgrade.
PLRD Board Advocacy Plan and Strategic Plan
The Board reviewed the revised Board Advocacy and Strategic Plan. Trustees have identified three key goals that will create positive change for students within PLRD as a result of their Advocacy Plan. During their 2017-2021 term, the Board will be advocating for appropriate funding for rural school divisions, creating an understanding both locally and provincially for the value of one publically funded system, and creating partnerships and relationships with municipalities and other local organizations. The Division Strategic Plan has identified the three Division Focal Points (Teaching and Learning, Health and Wellness, and Culture) for the 2018-2021 Three-year Divisional Improvement Plan.
Archery Provincial Champions
The Board of Trustees would like to acknowledge and congratulate the students from Altario and Consort Schools whom received gold, silver and bronze medals at archery provincials in Edmonton. Congratulations to the students on their achievements.
For additional information please contact: Cam McKeage, Superintendent of Schools, Prairie Land Regional Division #25 403.854.4481