Board Meeting Highlights - November 27, 2018
2017-2018 Audited Financial Statements
The Board passed a motion to accept the 2017-2018 Audited Financial Statements. This year’s audit confirmed that PLRD’s accounting practices are in keeping with both general accounting practices and provincial regulations for school divisions. The Auditor’s management letter confirmed that PLRD operates an open and transparent system with appropriate checks and balances, and transparent public reporting and financial management processes. The full report can be accessed on the PLRD Website at http://www.plrd.ab.ca/documents/general/2018%20Audited%20Financial%20Statement.pdf .
Fall 2018 Budget Update
The 2018-2019 fall budget update (required for submission to Alberta Education), was presented with a projected operating deficit of $211,162 as compared to the spring budget deficit of $416,172. The change results due to an increase in enrolment over the spring prediction and reduced use of school reserves.
PLRD #25 Combined Three-year Education Plan & AERR
The Board adopted the 2018 – 2021 PLRD Combined Three-Year Education Plan and 2017-2018 Annual Education Results Report (AERR).
This year the plan focuses on student achievement, health and wellness, division and school culture, and instructional leadership. Maximizing learning for every learner in inclusive classroom environments, and improved results on provincial examinations at the standard of excellence are two key focuses. PLRD’s results can be accessed at http://www.plrd.ab.ca/documents/general/PLRD%20Combined%20Three%20Year%20Education%20Plan%20and%20AERR%202018-2021%20Approved%20November%2027%202018.pdf .
ASBA School Board Innovation and Excellence Award
PLRD submitted a nomination to the ASBA for the School Board Innovation and Excellence award. This nomination was identified as a result of Michael MacKay’s maker-space classroom and the Authentic Learning Framework. The Authentic Learning Framework is dynamic, introducing new ideas, testing and evaluating them, and then applying them to future integrations. The goal of the framework is to be accessible, engaging and authentic to all learners and with that in mind, was a finalist for this prestigious award. The Board congratulates Michael MacKay for his success and hard work with this initiative.
For additional information please contact: Cam McKeage, Superintendent of Schools, Prairie Land Regional Division #25 403.854.4481