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					                                    LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51
                                                 BOARD OF TRUSTEES
                                            REGULAR MEETING AGENDA

Tuesday May 11, 2010                    Board Room                         3:30 P.M.

3:30 p.m. 1. Approval of Agenda

3:32 p.m. 2. Approval of Minutes
                If there are no errors or omissions in the minutes of the Regular
                Meeting of April 20, 2010 it is recommended that the minutes be
                approved by the Board and signed by the Chairman.

3:33 p.m. 3. Business Arising from the Minutes

            4. Presentations
3:35 p.m.      4.1  Galbraith School Robotics Presentation         Enclosure #4.1
3:55 p.m.      4.2  Chinook High School Update                     Enclosure #4.2

          5. Action Items
4:10 p.m.    5.1   Locally Developed Courses Approval              Enclosure #5.1
4:20 p.m.    5.2   Policy 1005.3 Review– Advertising,
                   Distribution, and Merchandising In and
                   Through Schools                                 Enclosure #5.2

4:30 p.m.   Public Forum

4:40 p.m.     5.3   Board Priorities for 2010-2011                 Enclosure #5.3
4:50 p.m.     5.4   “A Public Education” Season 2                  Enclosure #5.4
4:55 p.m.     5.5   Superintendent Evaluation Report               Enclosure #5.5
5:05 p.m.     5.6   Electrical Contract                            Enclosure #5.6

5:10 p.m. 6. District Highlights

          7. Information Items
             7.1   Board Chair’s Report
5:15 p.m.          7.1.1 Alberta School Boards Association
                          (ASBA) Spring General Meeting
                          Policy Proposals                         Enclosure #7.1.1

              7.2   Superintendent’s Report
5:25 p.m.           7.2.1 Administration Appointments
                          for 2010-2011                            Enclosure #7.2.1
5:28 p.m.           7.2.2 Edwin Parr Award Zone Banquet            Enclosure #7.2.2
5:30 p.m.           7.2.3 Luncheon With Real Estate Agents         Enclosure #7.2.3
5:33 p.m.         7.2.4 Enrolment Summary – April 30, 2010   Enclosure #7.2.4
5:35 p.m.         7.2.5 Acknowledgement of Excellence        Enclosure #7.2.5
5:38 p.m.         7.2.6 Calendar of Events                   Enclosure #7.2.6

          8. Reports
5:40 p.m.    8.1  West Lethbridge Centre (WLC)
                  Steering Committee                         Enclosure #8.1
5:45 p.m.    8.2  Poverty Intervention Committee             Enclosure #8.2
5:50 p.m.    8.3  ASBA Zone 6 Executive Meeting              Enclosure #8.3
5:55 p.m.    8.4  Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA)
                  Local Council

6:00 p.m. 9. Correspondence – Enclosures

.           9.1   April 22, 2010 – Ms. Patty Dittrick

6:00 p.m. Adjournment
MINUTES FROM THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF
LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51 HELD APRIL 20, 2010.

IN ATTENDANCE:

            Trustees:   Gary Bartlett; Keith Fowler; Mich Forster;
                        Jan Foster; Lola Major; Lea Switzer

      Administrators:   Barry Litun; Wendy Fox; Don Lussier;
                        Tim Rollingson

                        Nellie Atchison (Recorder)

REGRETS:

            Trustee:    Tyler Demers
 
The Chair called the meeting to order at 3:35 p.m.


1. Approval of Agenda

    Remove: Items 8.4, 8.5 and 8.7
    Addition: Item 5.6 – Health and Wellness Program

    Trustee Lea Switzer moved:                             Approval of Agenda
    “that the agenda be approved as amended.”              5197/10
                                       CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

2. Approval of Minutes
   Trustee Jan Foster moved:                                       Approval of Minutes
   “that the minutes of the Regular Meeting held March 23, 2010 be March 23/10
                                                                   5198/10
   approved and signed by the Chair.”
                                        CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

3. Business Arising from the Minutes
   None

4. Presentations

    4.1 Second Quarter Financial Statement
        Director of Finance Ms. Christine Lee presented the
        Second Quarter Financial Statement and responded to
        questions from the Board.




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         Trustee Keith Fowler moved:                          Second Quarter
         “that the Board receive the Second Quarter Financial Financial Statement
                                                              5199/10
         Statement as presented.”
                                         CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

   4.2 Edwin Parr Nominations
       On an annual basis, each school jurisdiction is invited to          Edwin Parr
                                                                           Nomination
       submit the name of one first year teacher as its nominee for        Grant Bertamini
       the Edwin Parr Award, which is sponsored by the Alberta
       School Boards Association. Nominees from Zone 6
       jurisdictions will be recognized at the May 12th Zone 6
       ASBA meeting in Taber. One teacher from the zone will
       then be selected as the zone nominee for the Fall General
       Meeting of the ASBA.

         The Lethbridge School District nominee for the 2010 Edwin
         Parr Award is Mr. Grant Bertamini, a grade one teacher at
         Fleetwood-Bawden School. Associate Superintendent Mr.
         Tim Rollingson provided the following summary of Grant’s
         nomination.

         Grant was chosen for our Edwin Parr nominee because of
         his outstanding ability to relate to and to reach children. He
         is kind-hearted and cheerful and motivational in his ability to
         ensure children want to learn and have so much fun doing
         it. Grant works hard to make his lessons diverse and
         exciting. He goes the extra mile in all he does. We are
         indeed fortunate to have hired this amazing young teacher.
         District 51 is proud to have Grant represent us.

          Grant, accompanied by Fleetwood-Bawden principal Ms.
          Karen Rancier and assistant principal Ms. Teresa Loewen,
          attended the Board Meeting. Karen provided a
          summary of Grant’s accomplishments in his first year of
          teaching and also presented a five minute video that was
          created by Mr. Rik Jesse for the Zone 6 selection
          committee.

   4.3 Excellence in Teaching Nominee                               Excellence in
       Each year students, parents, members of the public as well Teaching Nominee
       as educational colleagues are invited to nominate teachers Wayne Filipenko
       for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Mr. Wayne Filipenko
       was nominated this year for his contributions to students at
       Dr. Probe School. Associate Superintendent Mr. Tim
       Rollingson provided the following summary of Wayne’s
       nomination.


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         Wayne was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching
         Award. Wayne is a high energy teacher. His students,
         their parents and his colleagues all love and respect Wayne
         because of his total commitment to their well-being as
         people and their learning as students. We are very proud
         to have Wayne work for District 51. He is an exceptional
         teacher and an amazing man!

         Dr. Probe School principal Mr. Bill Bartlett was in
         attendance at the meeting with Wayne. Bill shared some
         highlights of Wayne’s contributions to the school.

5. Action Items

   5.1 Middle School Montessori Program

         Representatives from the Montessori Society Joyce Lamb
         and Dr. Nancy Grigg gave a presentation to the Board
         regarding the Montessori Program.

          Trustee Keith Fowler moved:                                  Montessori Program
          “that beginning the 2010/11 school year, Montessori          5200/10
          programming in the district be offered for students in
          grades 1 – 5.”
                                          CARRIED

          For: Fowler, Foster, Major, Switzer, Forster
          Opposed: Bartlett

   5.2 Senator Buchanan School Heating Upgrade                Senator Buchanan
       Trustee Jan Foster moved:                              Heating Upgrade
       “that the Board award the contract for the Senator     5201/10
       Buchanan Heating Upgrade to Polar Bear Mechanical Ltd.
       in the amount of $301,000 plus GST.”
                                       CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

   5.3 Lethbridge Collegiate Institute (LCI) Fire Alarm Upgrade    LCI Fire Alarm
                                                                   Upgrade
       Trustee Keith Fowler moved:                                 5202/10
       “that the Board award the contract for the Fire Alarm
       Upgrade at Lethbridge Collegiate Institute to D.A. Electric
       Ltd. In the amount of $148,000 plus GST.”
                                         CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

   5.4 Review of District Policies




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         300.1 Administration Guiding Principles              300.1 Administration
          Trustee Lea Switzer moved:                          Guiding Principles
                                                              5203/10
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 300.1
          Administration Guiding Principles as presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          300.2 Administrative Organizational Structure               300.2 Administrative
                                                                      Organizational
          Trustee Lola Major moved:                                   Structure
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 300.2         5204/10
          Administrative Organizational Structure as presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          301.1 Superintendent of Schools Roles                       301.1
          and Responsibilities                                        Superintendent of
          Trustee Lola Major moved:                                   Schools Roles &
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 301.1         Responsibilities
          Superintendent of Schools Roles and Responsibilities as     5205/10
          presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          301.3 Evaluation Process for the Superintendent          301.3 Evaluation
          Trustee Lea Switzer moved:                               Process for the Supt.
                                                                   5206/10
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 301.3
          Evaluation Process for the Superintendent as presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          302.2 Secretary-Treasurer
                                                              302.2 Secretary-
          Trustee Lola Major moved:                           Treasurer
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 302.2 5207/10
          Secretary-Treasurer as presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          303.1 Administration Appointments                   303.1 Administration
          Trustee Lola Major moved:                           Appointments
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 303.1 5208/10
          Administration Appointments as amended.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          303.3 Administrator Growth, Supervision and Evaluation      303.3 Administrator
          Trustee Lea Switzer moved:                                  Growth, Supervision
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 303.3         and Evaluation
          Administrator Growth, Supervision and Evaluation as         5209/10
          amended.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY




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          303.3.1 Administrator Evaluation                             303.3.1
          Trustee Lola Major moved:                                    Administrator
                                                                       Evaluation
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 303.3.1        5210/10
          Administrator Evaluation as presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          303.4 School Principal
                                                                     303.4 School
          Trustee Lea Switzer moved:                                 Principal
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 303.4 School 5211/10
          Principal as presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          402.8.1 Harassment and Discrimination                 402.8.1 Harassment
          Trustee Lola Major moved:                             and Discrimination
          “that the Board adopt the revisions to Policy 402.8.1 5212/10
          Harassment and Discrimination as presented.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

          1005.3 Advertising, Distribution, and Merchandising          1005.3 Advertising,
          In and Through Schools                                       Distribution, &
          Trustee Mich Forster moved:                                  Merchandising in
          “to table Policy 1005.3 Advertising, Distribution, and       and through Schools
                                                                       5213/10
          Merchandising in and Through Schools.”                       Tabled
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

   5.5 Call for Proposed Policy Positions for 2010 Alberta
       School Boards Association (ASBA) Fall General Meeting        Call for Proposed
                                                                    Policy Positions for
       Our District will not be submitting any policy amendments to 2010 ASBA FGM
       the Zone for consideration at the Fall General Meeting.

   5.6 Health and Wellness Program
       Trustee Mich Forster moved:                                 Health and Wellness
                                                                   5214/10
       “that the Board write a letter to the Minister of Health in
       support of the District Health and Wellness Program.”
                                          CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

6. District Highlights
   None

7. Information Items

   7.1 Board Chair’s Report
                                                                       Meeting the Minister
   7.1.1 Meeting the Minister Dinner                                   Dinner
         MLA Greg Weadick along with the Lethbridge West and
         Lethbridge East PC Associations is hosting the annual


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           Meeting the Minister Dinner on Tuesday, May 4 at 5:30
           pm at the Lethbridge Lodge Hotel. The Honourable Ted
           Morton, Minister of Finance and Enterprise, is the featured
           speaker of the evening. Tickets are $125 per person or
           $1000 per table of 8.

           Trustees Jan Foster, Keith Fowler, Lea Switzer and Don
           Lussier indicated that they will be attending.

   7.1.2 Breakfast with the Board                                Breakfast with the
          Breakfast with the Board has been scheduled at the     Board
          Education Centre, on Wednesday, May 5 from 7:45 – 8:15
          am.

   7.1.3 Municipal Election Information                                  Municipal Election
         The Alberta School Boards Association is offering               Information
         information sessions across the province for people
         considering running for the office of school trustee in the
         municipal election in October, 2010. The session in
         Lethbridge will be held from 7.00 – 9.00 pm on May 26 at
         Country Kitchen Catering and will feature a retiring school
         trustee describing the role of the school trustee and basic
         information about eligibility requirements. There is no cost
         for the session, but for planning purposes, persons
         interested are asked to pre-register by completing a
         registration form that can be found on the Alberta School
         Boards Association website http://www.asba.ab.ca/ and
         emailing it to Noreen Pownall at npownall@asba.ab.ca or
         faxing it to 1.780.482.5659. For more information
         individuals can call Noreen at 1.780.451.7102.

   7.2 Superintendent’s Report

   7.2.1 Education Week: April 25 – May 1                                Education Week:
         Sunday, April 25 marks the beginning of Education Week          April 25 – May 1
         in Alberta. This year’s theme is Education – The Heart of
         our Communities.

          District schools have a variety of activities planned to
          celebrate Education week. In addition art work of District
          students will once again be featured on tray liners for
          seven Lethbridge restaurants. A total of 50,000 tray liners
          have been printed, with art work from 43 students being
          used.




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   7.2.2 Enrolment Summary: March 31, 2010                             Enrolment Summary
          The enrolment summary as of March 31, 2010 was
          reviewed.

   7.2.3 Acknowledgement of Excellence                                 Acknowledgements

Congratulations to the following District staff and students:
Winston Churchill High School students Tony Li & Rylan
Tailfeathers both scored 100% on the Pure Math 30 diploma exam
in January. Both students were taught by Janis Crighton.

Cole Penner from École Agnes Davidson competed in the
Provincial Pool Lifesaving Championship at NAIT and won a bronze
medal.

Jon Kay, from Gilbert Paterson Middle School has qualified for the
National team trials in Speed Skating.

The Lethbridge Football Club U14 soccer club won the gold medal
at the provincial tournament in March. Congratulations to the
following district students who are members of the team: G.S.
Lakie Middle School - Taylor Leeb, Harrison Hadford, Hayes
Wittrock; Gilbert Paterson Middle School Patrick Ajtai, Nathan
Burton, Aiden Krizan, and Callum Hakin.

The Lethbridge Football Club U16 soccer club received the gold
medal at the provincial tournament in March. Congratulations to the
following district students who are members of the team: LCI - Tyler
Deighton, Ryan Lamb, Colton Taylor; Winston Churchill High
School - Logan Tataryn, Nathan Miller, Emmanuel Ipaa; and
Allan Watson High School - Callum Magog.

The following students earned medals at the Judo Alberta Provincial
tournament held in March: Lakeview School - Blake Sudo, Tanner
Sudo; Agnes Davidson School - Makizak Peddle, Kiera Westlake,
Virginia Nemeth; Lethbridge Christian School - Liam Leblond;
Galbraith School - Adam Lau; Nicholas Sheran Community School
- Jack Stephenson; Fleetwood Bawden School - Stash Lysyk;
Wilson Middle School - Naithan Lau; G.S. Lakie Middle School -
Matt Stephenson; Gilbert Paterson Middle School - Theo Lysyk;
Winston Churchill High School - Brenden Lau and Shakeeb
Kazemipur; Lethbridge Collegiate Institute - Braydon Grenier.

Shubham Talwar from Winston Churchill High School captured a
gold medal in the regional science fair and will be advancing to the
Canadian Science Fair in Peterborough, Ontario. His science


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teacher is Jaime Roberts.

Winston Churchill student Becky Friesen will have a poem she
authored called “My Cottage” published in the Summer Edition of
the magazine What If?

LCI staff member Leona Kempt will be inducted into the Lethbridge
Sports Hall of Fame later this spring. Leona was a member of the
Canadian champion basketball team.

Former superintendent Mal Clewes will also be inducted into the
Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame later this spring in the Builders
Category.

The students of École Agnes Davidson School participated in a
school wide Spell-a-Thon in order to raise money for the Haiti Relief
Fund. The grand total was $10 072.44 and was presented to a
representative from the Canadian Red Cross Society.

Courtney deGorter and Alexa Reimer from École Agnes Davidson
School won 1st place in an international dance competition held in
Great Falls. They danced a Ukrainian Dance called Kolomika.
They have both won a dance scholarship that allows them to go to
Las Vegas this summer to learn more of their craft.

At the first annual Lethbridge Family Services Immigrant
Achievement Awards, Nicholas Sheran Community School assistant
principal Richard Tapajna received the award for contributions to
sports in the community, and Winston Churchill High School student
Betelham (Helen) Manaye won the award in the Outstanding Youth
category.

Congratulations to the LCI Clippers basketball team for receiving the
Alberta Schools Athletic Association Sportsmanship banner at the
4A Provincial Tournament. The team was coached by Jaylene
Lyons & Michaela Dilworth. At the provincial tournament Bruce
Carbert served as an assistant coach / trainer. The players are
Erica Hudson, Mackenzie Olsen, Paige Toly, Ariel Pavan, Karlee
Hatch, Erica Sheen, Lindsey Pierson, Cassidy Taal, Willow
Beck, Josee deGraaf, Sam Connolly, Dana Grandmont and
Mikaela Heyland.

Tanner Sudo from Lakeview won a gold medal in the provincial
judo tournament in Edmonton.

The Winston Churchill High School JV Boys Basketball team


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captured the Deep South Basketball Conference championship. T.
The players on the team are:Seth Needham, Trevor Molnar,
Devon Scriven-Williams, Austin Sedgewick, Ren Visser, Eric
Ankutowicz, Josh Lozano, Nathan Grigg, Lamont English,
Zohaib Altaf, and Joshua Herbert . The team is coached by Greg
Bowes and assistant coach Brennan Grover. The staff advisor is
Jason Wall.

Winston Churchill High School student Dan Dragland was named to
the Deep South Basketball Conference first all-star team.

LCI students Lindsey Pierson, Sam Connolly, Cassidy Taal, Clay
Gibb, Jace Hendry & Jarred Kotkas were recognized as league all
stars in the 4A Basketball League.


Several school groups and individual students had outstanding
performances at the Kiwanis Music Festival.

École Agnes Davidson: Alice Zhang - 1st place for level 3 piano;
Mia Lahiji – 1st place in grade 4 piano; Alexis Leishman – 1st place
in grade 2 piano; Senior Choir – 2 Excellent ratings;

Fleetwood-Bawden: Taylor Teyke – 1st place Violin; Chloe Bennett
– 1st Place (2 times) Vocal solo; Beth Sparrow-Clarke – 2nd Place
Vocal solo;

G.S.Lakie: Grade 6 Band – Superior rating; Grade 7 Band –
Superior rating; Grade 6 Choir – 2 Excellent ratings; Grade 7 Choir
– One superior, one excellent and recommendation to compete at
the Provincial / National Music Festival in Edmonton; Grade 8 Choir
– Excellent;

General Stewart: Grade 5 Handbell Group, Chris Ulrich, Jessica
Oguisten Michel, Riley Mitchell, Cooper Bell, Tessa Paskuski,
Jillian Burke, Sydney Kerr, Samantha Orr, Chloe Jaster, Sydney
Aos, Shyla Dyken and directed by Christine Slomp –

Gilbert Paterson Middle School; Grade 6 choir – 3 Excellent
ratings; Grade 7 choir – 3 Excellent ratings; Grade 8 Choir – 2
Excellent ratings; Select Choir – 2 Excellent ratings; Grade 6 Band
– Superior; Grade 7 Band – Excellent; Grade 8 Band – Superior;
Stage Band – Superior

Mike Mountain Horse School: Yumeka Ogia – Two 1st places in
Vocal & three 1st places in grade 1 piano; Amy Akiyama – Three 1st


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places in grade 4 piano; Jared Rollingson – 4th place in grade 2
piano; Ruthanne Wittke – 1st place, Minuet in B minor;

Lakeview School: Will Kwan - 2nd Place, Lyric Poetry & 2nd Place,
Solo Scene; Contemporary; Roshan Bidarianzadeh - 1st Place,
Narrative Dramatic Poetry, 2nd Place, Lyric Poetry, 2nd Place,
Canadian Poetry; Jacob Skretting - 1st Place, Violin Solo –
Romantic; Alayna McNeil - 1st Place, Violin Solo; Hannah Stewart
- 2nd Place, Baroque Violin Solo; Lauren Kwan - 1st & 2nd Place,
Speech; John Shim – Two 1st places, Cello; Maren Evanson –
Merit, Vocal Solo; Mackenzie Ash - 2nd Place, Violin Solo; Candace
Chan - 1st Place, Own Choice Piano Solo; Kalee Brittner - 1st
Place, Standard Piano Solo; Sara Stewart – Merit, Violin Baroque;
Paige Wichers – Merit, Piano Solo; Emma Takahashi - 1st Place,
Piano Solo & 2nd Place, Piano Solo; Jonathon Kwan - 2nd Place,
Boys Piano Solo Grade 3 Standard; Cassidy Loman - 3rd Place,
Folk Song

LCI Acting Principal Deb Yanota, Lethbridge Outreach Schools &
Programs assistant principal Wayne Pallet and retired LCI assistant
principal Max Zaugg were acknowledged as Lifetime Events Pass
Honourees by SAIAC for their contributions to southern Alberta
athletics through their careers.
                                                                      Calendar of Events
   7.2.4 Calendar of Events
          The Calendar of Events for the period April 19 – May 11,
          2010 was reviewed.

8. Reports

   8.1 District School Council                                        District School
       Trustee Jan Foster provided a written report on the District   Council
       School Council meeting that was held March 29, 2010.

   8.2 District School Council                                        District School
       Trustee Jan Foster gave an oral report on the District         Council
       School Council Meeting that was held April 19, 2010.

   8.3 Meeting with the Kainai Board of Education (March 31/10)       Meeting with the
       Trustee Lea Switzer provided a written report on the           Kainai Board of
       meeting with the Kainai Board of Education held March 31,      Education
       2010.

   8.4 Team Lethbridge Meeting                                        Team Lethbridge
       Trustee Lea Switzer distributed the Team Lethbridge            Meeting
       Newsletter and provided an oral report on the meeting.


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    8.5 Spirit of 51 Committee                                          Spirit of 51
        Trustee Lola Major provided a written report on the Spirit of   Committee
        51 Committee that was held March 24, 2010.

    8.6 Policy Advisory Committee
        The Policy Advisory Committee meeting of April 19th was         Policy Advisory
        cancelled. All of the policies scheduled to be reviewed for     Committee
        the 2009-2010 school year have been addressed.

9. Correspondence
                                                                        Correspondence
    9.1 March 9, 2010 – Honourable Dave Hancock
    9.2 March 30, 2010 – Honourable Dave Hancock
    9.3 April 12, 2010 – Debbie Morgan

Trustee Lea Switzer moved:                                              In-Camera Meeting
“that the Board move to an in-camera meeting at 6:20 p.m.”              5215/10
                                 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

Trustee Lea Switzer moved:                                              Regular Meeting
“that the Board move back to the Regular meeting at 6:30 p.m.”          5216/10
                                 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

10. Adjournment
   Trustee Keith Fowler moved:                                          Adjourned
   “that the meeting be adjourned at 6:30 p.m.”                         5217/10
                                 CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY



Gary Bartlett        Don Lussier, Associate Superintendent,
Chair                Business Affairs

 




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                                                      Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                              Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                                Enclosure #4.1


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:    Galbraith Robotics Presentation

Background
Mr. Luke Anderberg, a grade five teacher at Galbraith School, has established a
Robotics Club at the school. The students in the club have met through the course of
the year and subsequently participated in a regional competition held in Cardston earlier
this spring.

Adam Lau, Kyle Bodell and Jesse O’Conner earned first place in the competition and
qualified for a world competition to be held later this year in Michigan. While it is unlikely
that the Galbraith students will be attending the completion in Michigan, their
accomplishments are certainly worthy of acknowledgement.

Adam, Kyle and Jesse will attend the Board meeting along with Mr. Anderberg and
school principal Mr. Dean Hawkins. The students will provide a robotics demonstration,
and will share highlights of their participation in this unique co-curricular club. Mr.
Anderberg will share a presentation about the robotics club with trustees. Also attending
the Board meeting will be former Galbraith students, currently attending Wilson Middle
School, Max Magee (gr. 7) and Brandon Curcio (gr. 6). Max & Brandon have shared
their experiences to help out the Galbraith team and ultimately provide the necessary
guidance, skills and problem solving required for the competition by the Galbraith team.


Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board receive this report as information and congratulate Mr.
Anderberg and the students for their outstanding accomplishment.


Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #4.2


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   Chinook High School Update

Background
The construction at Chinook High School continues to proceed towards the opening
date of August 30, 2010. Principal Clark Bosch will attend Board meetings on a monthly
basis to provide trustees with an update with regards to planning for the school opening.

Arrangements will be made to provide trustees an opportunity to visit Chinook High
School prior to the June 29, 2010 Board meeting.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board receive this report as information and take the
opportunity to ask questions that arise.


Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                  Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #5.1


MEMORANDUM


May 11th, 2010


To:   Board of Trustees

From: Wendy Fox
      Associate Superintendent, Division of Instructional Services

Re:   Authorization of Locally Developed Courses


Background
Alberta Education requires that all locally developed senior high courses be authorized
for use by the Board of Trustees. District high schools would like to use the following
locally developed courses to enhance program offerings to students:

Developed by Calgary Public Board of Education

Advanced Acting/Touring Theatre 15-25-35
ESL Intro to Math 15 (Level 1 and 2)
Instrumental Jazz 15-25-35
Vocal Jazz 15-25-35
Yoga 15-25

Developed by Edmonton Public Schools

Physiology of Dance/Sport 35
Reading 15
World Literature 35

Developed by Lethbridge School District No. 51

Biology 25 IB
Chemistry 25 IB
Extended Essay 25 IB
Literature Studies Non-English 25-35 IB
Theory of Knowledge 35 IB
                                                  Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                         Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                          Enclosure #5.1


Permission has been granted by both the Calgary Board of Education and Edmonton
Public Schools to use their courses. Also, all Alberta Education requirements for
submission to the Board for approval have been met.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board of Trustees authorize the use of the following locally
developed senior high school courses by our District schools and approve the enclosed
local implementation components for each course:


Developed by Calgary Public Board of Education

Advanced Acting/Touring Theatre 15-25-35
ESL Intro to Math 15 (Level 1 and 2)
Instrumental Jazz 15-25-35
Vocal Jazz 15-25-35
Yoga 15-25

Developed by Edmonton Public Schools

Physiology of Dance/Sport 35
Reading 15
World Literature 35

Developed by Lethbridge School District No. 51

Biology 25 IB
Chemistry 25 IB
Extended Essay 25 IB
Literature Studies Non-English 25-35 IB
Theory of Knowledge 35 IB



Respectfully submitted,

Wendy Fox
Associate Superintendent
                                                  Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                         Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                          Enclosure #5.2


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   Policy 1005.3 Review

Background
Policy 1005.3 Advertising, Distribution, and Merchandising In and Through Schools was
reviewed by the District Policy Advisory Committee, and subsequently distributed to all
school councils and school staffs for comment. The Board considered the
recommended amendments to the policy at its April 20, 2010 meeting prior to a motion
to table for the May 11, 2010 meeting.

Policy 1005.3 is included with this memo.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board adopt the revision to Policy 1005.3 as presented by
the Policy Advisory Committee or as amended.



Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51
                                                               Approved: January 27, 2009


1005.3      Advertising, Distribution, and Merchandising In and
            Through Schools

Policy

The advertising, distribution and/or sale in schools of non-school activities,
services, information and/or products shall occur only if they enhance the
ongoing educational program in the school.

Regulations

1. Advertising of community activities is permitted if approved by the school
   principal, with the exception of:
   1.1 Activities sponsored by alcohol or tobacco companies;
   1.2 Activities with a clear profit motive and no educational value to
       students.
2. The advertising of products or services by a commercial business,
   organization or agency is permitted at the discretion of the principal,
   provided that it contributes to the social or educational benefit of students
   or their families, with the exception of advertising for unlicensed child care
   services.
3. The advertising and sale of school-related services such as school photos,
   yearbooks, calendars, agendas, school clothing and jewellery are
   permitted at the discretion of the principal.
4. The advertising of educational products or services aimed at staff by a
   commercial business is permitted if the products or services may be of
   interest to staff and the school principal approves the specific print
   material. Such advertisements shall be restricted to the daybook, staff
   room or staff mailboxes.
5. Advertising in school publications such as newsletters and yearbooks shall
   be at the discretion of the principal.
6. Unsolicited advertisements of non-school commercial activities, products,
   or services will not be sent home with students. However, teachers may
   choose to offer participation in book clubs or incentive programs on the
   approval of the principal.
7. Sometimes business firms or organizations produce materials, products,
   websites, etc. which are of considerable value for school use, the
   production of which is designed to create general goodwill for the producer
   rather than to encourage directly the sale of a specific product or service.


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1005.3        Advertising, Distribution, and Merchandising In and Through
              Schools …
Such materials may be accepted for use in schools if all of the following
conditions are met:

   7.1 The materials are judged by the Superintendent and school principal
       to have sufficient educational or other value to justify their being used
       in schools;
   7.2 The advertising is inconspicuous; and
   7.3 The conditions of their use within the schools are determined solely
       by the principal and are not imposed by any outside agency.
8. The distribution of materials relative to fund raising for, or in conjunction
   with, community organizations or businesses, school or school-related
   fund raising shall be at the discretion of the principal, subject to the
   following:
   8.1 All fund-raising activities shall comply with the provisions of Policy
       1005.6 School Generated Funds.
   8.2 Release of lists of names and addresses of staff or students to any
       outside individual, company or organization is prohibited.
   8.3    Outside individuals or organizations are prohibited from selling,
         distributing, canvassing or collecting on Board property without the
         express permission of the Superintendent.
   8.4 The distribution of free admission tickets to students where the
       purchase of an adult’s ticket is required as a condition of use is
       prohibited.
   8.5 Any promotion, advertising, distribution of materials, goods or
       services by which any individual staff member might accrue any
       financial gain is prohibited.
9. Distribution of any materials, religious in nature, requires the approval of
    the Superintendent.
   9.1    Parents will be notified of the availability of materials through the
          school newsletter and/or by direct letter.
   9.2    Materials will not be made available to any student unless written
          consent has been received from the parent.
   9.3    Distribution of materials will occur outside of regularly scheduled
          class time and will take place outside of classrooms (i.e. library)
          and be supervised by an administrator of the school.




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1005.3         Advertising, Distribution, and Merchandising In and Through
               Schools …

10 . Authorization for the distribution of all other materials and/or products
   shall be left to the discretion of the Superintendent.


11. The distribution of material addressed in this policy through Education
   Centre without the prior approval of the Superintendent is prohibited.
12. Contractual arrangements with the District for school use of specific
   products and/or team or activity sponsorship is possible with the approval
   of the Superintendent.
   12.1 Only the District may enter into contractual arrangements.

   12.2 Donations from community businesses that involve ongoing public
        recognition are regarded as contracts and must be approved by the
        Superintendent.
13. Agreements for use of school space must comply with the provisions of
   Policy 1004.1 Community Use of Facilities and:
   13.1 be approved by the Superintendent;
   13.2 comply with the provisions of the Joint Use Agreement.




The Board delegates to the Superintendent the authority to develop the
procedures necessary to implement this policy.



References

Alberta School Act:    27(2)
District Policies:     802.2 Student Fees, Fines and Charges, 202.1.2
                       Conflict of Interest, 1004.1 Community Use of Facilities,
                       1005.6 School Generated Funds




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                                                  Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #5.3


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   Board Priorities for 2010/11

Background
There have been some modifications to Alberta Education’s expectations with respect to
District three-year education plans and annual education results reports. In the past the
education plan had to be formally approved by the Board in May, with the AERR
approved in November.

Beginning in 2010, the education plan and AERR can be combined into one document.
Boards must “have an updated three-year plan in place before the start of the school
year. The plans must be finalized after the new year of provincial achievement test and
diploma examination results are available in the fall and must be approved by the board
and posted by November 30.”

Given the expectation to have an updated education plan in place before the start of the
school year, the process of establishing priorities must take place under the same
timelines as in the past. Priorities for the upcoming year are one component of the
education plan.

As a result of suggestions from the Board Planning Retreat, the Board Priorities for
2010/11 have been streamlined and focused on specific areas. An initial draft of the
Board Priorities has been previously provided for Board review and feedback. A draft of
the Board Priorities was presented to the Administrators Committee in April for
feedback.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board Priorities for 2010/11 be approved as presented or as
amended.


Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                    Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                            Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                             Enclosure #5.3


                       LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51

                Annual Education Plan - Board Priorities for 2010/11
                                 (May 11, 2010)

Priority
To provide professional learning opportunities for staff in the areas of Assessment for
Learning, Differentiated Instruction and integration of 21st Century Technologies in order
to provide engaging learning environments for all students.
     Actions to be taken in 2010/11
         • Focus on professional learning that provides time for staff to meet with
            colleagues from other sites to share effective practices
         • Embedded collaborative planning time for staff
         • Implementation of a FNMI lead teacher position
         • Reinstate the FNMI Middle School Mentorship Program
         • Provide professional learning for staff providing ESL services
         • Collaboration with Lethbridge College so that some Lethbridge School
            District students will be able to access ESL support programs at Lethbridge
            College.
         • Work collaboratively with Immigration Services to provide a smooth
            transition into school for immigrant students new to Lethbridge.
         • Implement a centralized technology support model
         • Opening of Victoria Park High School to provide expanded opportunities for
            students pursuing an alternative / outreach based education
         • Implement a program to address the specific needs of elementary aged
            students who are identified as being ‘at risk’ for being successful.
     Ongoing Strategies
         • A District AISI coordinator and a District Technology Lead will be in place
            and will be responsible for building leadership capacity for all administrators
            in the District and for lead teachers from all schools.
         • Implement the Knowledge and Employability Programs at the grade nine
            and ten level at Chinook High School, LCI and Winston Churchill High
            School, with the intent to add one additional grade to the K & E programs at
            the three schools for the next two successive years.
                                                    Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                            Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                              Enclosure #5.3


Priority
Promote health & wellness for staff and students.
     Actions to be taken in 2010/11
         • Implementation of the Healthy Nutritional Choices Policy
         • Focus on holistic health initiatives (nutrition, activity, physical and emotional
             health)
         • Seek funding for a District Health & Wellness Specialist to coordinate Health
             & Wellness initiatives in District schools.
     Ongoing Strategies
         • Maintain a modified WHIP (Wellness & Health Incentive Program) initiative
             for staff
Priority
Effectively communicate District priorities, initiatives and challenges with our
stakeholders and community.
     Actions to be taken in 2010/11
         • Engage the University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Management to assist in the
             development of a District Communication Plan (January – April, 2011)
         • Board to Board discussions with the Kainai Board of Education
         • Fully implement District and school portals
         • Make Home Logic available to parents of students at all grade levels
         • Successful opening of Chinook High School
         • Successful completion of the Gilbert Paterson Middle School Modernization
     Ongoing Strategies
         • Annual Town Hall Meeting (February 1, 2011)
         • Annual Budget Community Round Table Discussions
         • Have a trustee serve as a representative on the FNMI Advisory Committee.
         • Focus on 51 staff newsletter published monthly.
         • Trustees, District administration and school based administration will meet
             with the District School Council and the District Student Advisory
             Committee.
         • Trustees attend monthly executive meetings of the ATA Local
         • Participate in the City of Lethbridge / Joint School Boards Committee
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                           Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #5.3


Priority
Advocate for adequate funding for programs, operations & maintenance, and capital
projects.
     Actions to be taken in 2010/11
         • Participate in the Team Lethbridge excursion to Edmonton to meet with
           government ministers and provincial MLA’s
         • Encourage advocacy by the ASBA at the zone and provincial levels for the
           government to fulfill its commitment to fully fund the salary costs related to
           the Alberta Average Weekly Earnings Index (AWEI)
         • Host an annual ‘State of the District’ media briefing
     Ongoing Strategies
         • Annual meetings with Lethbridge MLA’s
         • Annual review of the District Capital Plan
         • Advocate, through the Alberta School Boards Association, for a different
           provincial funding model for capital construction.
         • Seek capital funding for new schools to address significant population
           growth in west and south Lethbridge
         • Seek capital funding modernizing schools that do not meet current
           mechanical, electrical and/or air handling standards.
         • Advocate, with Alberta Education and Alberta Infrastructure, for approval for
           the 11 of 19 Modular Classrooms requested in 2008/09 that have not yet
           been received.
                                                    Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                           Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                             Enclosure #5.4


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:    A Public Education Season 2

Background
During the current year the Board has been part of a joint venture, “A Public Education,”
a unique television series about the people, programs, innovations and achievements in
Lethbridge and area schools. The monthly 30 minute television show is aired the final
Saturday of each month, and subsequently shown twice per week on local cable
television the following month. The show has featured 5-6 vignettes each month. The
partners in this initiative are the Lethbridge School District ATA Local, Holy Spirit Roman
Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 and its ATA Local, Palliser Regional Schools
and its ATA Local and the Faculty of Education at the University of Lethbridge.

Executive Producer Mr. Erv Fehr has done an outstanding job of featuring all aspects of
public education. Mr. Fehr has proposed a second season of “A Public Education.” His
proposal is shown below.


“A Public Education” - Season Two

Proposal:

   • To produce a second season of “A Public Education”, a unique television
     series about the people, programs and innovations and achievements in
     Southern Alberta schools.
  • To add approximately 50 new stories about education to our existing library of 70
     stories from season #1 and our past commercial ads.
  • To continue growing and developing the series website www.apubliceducation.ca
     .
Concept:
  • To produce 8 new half hour episodes. Each episode will include up to 7 new
     education stories that will be suggested by the funding partners.
  • To re-package 2 additional half hour programs comprised of stories from season
     #1.
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #5.4


   •   To broadcast the series from September 2010 through June 2011 on Global
       Television, Shaw Cable and www.apubliceducation.ca


Financial:
   • Funding for season #2 requires the same commitment from each partner as
      season #1…$9200.00 plus GST.

Contact:
  • Erv Fehr, Producer 403-381-2001 efp@shaw.ca

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board confirm its participation in the Season 2 “A Public
Education” partnership.

Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #5.5



MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Lea Switzer
      Chair, Superintendent Evaluation Committee

Re:   Superintendent Evaluation Report

Background
Provincial regulations and Board Policy requires the Board to evaluate the
Superintendent on an annual basis. The Superintendent Evaluation Committee is
comprised of Chair Lea Switzer, Board Chair Gary Bartlett and trustee Lola Major.

The regulations of the District Superintendent Evaluation Policy 301.3 state that a
summative evaluation will be conducted during the first full school year of employment
and in the year prior to the final year of the Superintendent’s term of appointment.

Policy 301.3 further states that the evaluation:
    • Be directly related to the responsibilities of the Superintendent (301.1
       Superintendent of Schools Roles and Responsibilities)
    • Be related to District success with regard to outcomes of the Annual Education
       Plan
    • Focus on the Annual Professional Growth Plan developed by the Superintendent
       in September of each year
    • Incorporate input from all stakeholder groups
    • Incorporate a self-evaluation component
    • Reflect the position of the Board as a whole, rather than of any individual trustee
    • Culminate in a report to be written by the Chair of the Superintendent Evaluation
       Committee, approved by the Board and filed in the Superintendent’s personnel
       file and the Board Chair’s Confidential File
    • Have provision for a written response to the evaluation by the Superintendent
       that will become part of the evaluation.

The Board contracted Mr. Gordon Welch to conduct the summative evaluation of the
superintendent. Mr. Welch conducted a similar evaluation during the first year of the
superintendent’s contract, in 2006/07.
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                                                                             Enclosure #5.5


Mr. Welch surveyed trustees, all members of the Administrators Committee (Principals,
Assistant Principals and Education Centre administrators), School Council chairs and
District School Council members. In addition he reviewed the superintendent’s
professional growth plan, and conducted interviews with the superintendent.

Mr. Welch met with the Superintendent Evaluation Committee on May 4, 2010 and
shared the findings of his results.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board:
     • receive the superintendent’s evaluation report prepared by the consultant and
     • direct the chair of the Superintendent Evaluation Committee to write a summary
         letter to the superintendent and provide opportunity for response by the
         superintendent.

 A copy of the evaluation report and letter is to be included in the superintendent’s
confidential personnel file.

Respectfully submitted,

Lea Switzer
Chair, Superintendent Evaluation Committee
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                         Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                         Enclosure #5.6


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Don Lussier
      Associate Superintendent, Business Affairs

Re:   Electrical Contract


The District currently has a contract with Enmax that expires December 31, 2011. Bob
McMann and I have been in negotiations with Enmax to have a contract that would run
from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014. This would provide the District with a
price for electricity that is fixed over that period and would make our budgeting in
Operations and Maintenance more certain.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board approve the load following contract with Enmax to
cover the three year period January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2014.


Respectfully submitted,


Don Lussier
Associate Superintendent
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                           Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                          Enclosure #7.1.1


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   ASBA Spring General Meeting Policy Proposals

Background
The ASBA Issues, Budget and Bylaws Bulletin is included with this agenda. The Budget
and proposed bylaw amendments will be addressed at the business meeting of the
ASBA Spring General Meeting on Monday, June 7, 2010.

The ASBA Issues, Budget and Bylaws Bulletin will be reviewed at the ASBA Zone 6
meeting in Taber on May 12, 2010.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board establish its preliminary position on the following:

Motion 1B/SGM10 – ASBA Budget 2010-2011
      Proposed Budget 2010-2011
      Proposed Membership Fees 2010-2011

Motion 2A/SGM10: Proposed Amendment to Bylaw 4.4(b) – Election of
the Board of Directors

Motion 3A/SGM10: Proposed Amendment to Bylaw 4.5(e) – Election of
the Board of Directors

Motion 4A/SGM10: Proposed Amendment to Schedule A Bylaw 6 – Zone
Executive

Motion 5A/SGM10: Proposed Amendment to Bylaw 9 – Representation
and Voting at General Meetings 51

Proposed Policy Postponed to SGM10
Motion 6P/SGM10: Revise Weighting of Diploma Exams 55

Respectfully submitted,
Barry Litun, Superintendent
                                                    Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                            Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                            Enclosure #7.2.1


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:    Administration Appointments for 2010-11

Background
Since the April 20, 2010 Board meeting the following administration appointments for
2010-11 have been confirmed. The District is fortunate to attract a very strong
contingent of applicants for administration positions, as evidenced by the total of 50
candidates for the five assistant principal positions. Of that total, 22 applicants were
District staff members.

Marg Jenkins has been appointed principal for Westminster School. Marg will be
returning to the District from her current secondment as Coordinator of Programs with
the Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium. Prior to her secondment
with SAPDC, Marg served as vice-principal and principal at Fleetwood Bawden School.
Previous administrative experiences include 10 years as an administrator at Foremost
School prior to joining our District in August 2000.

Marg received her Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Lethbridge, and
subsequently studied at San Diego State University to earn her Master’s degree. She is
known for her integrity and her dedication to a student-centered philosophy. Her
background in the areas of Assessment for Learning and Differentiated Instruction were
key in establishing an excellent learning environment at Fleetwood-Bawden School.
Marg is committed to working with staff, students and the parent community of
Westminster so that all children will be successful.

Nancy Brown has been appointed as assistant principal for Wilson Middle School.
Nancy is currently the English as a Second Language Lead Teacher for the District, a
position she has held since 2008. Nancy has administrative experience as an acting
principal, assistant principal, curriculum leader and District Technology Specialist with
the Calgary Board of Education.

Nancy earned her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees at the
University of Calgary. She began her teaching career in Calgary as a special education
teacher in grades 5/ 6. Nancy has played an integral role in building capacity in the area
of ESL instruction in our District. Her background in special education, ESL and
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technology combined with her commitment to support all students and her ability to
develop collaborative relationships with staff and parents will serve her well in her new
position.

Robbie Innes-Forbes has been appointed as assistant principal for Dr. Probe School.
Robbie is currently the Special Education teacher at Winston Churchill High School. She
has previous teaching experience at D.A. Ferguson Middle School in Taber and
completed her practicum at a primary school in Australia, being actively involved in the
school’s Early Literacy and Early Numeracy Program Committees.

Robbie earned Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education Degrees at the
University of Lethbridge, and will be completing her Master of Arts degree in Leadership
and Administration through Gonzaga University in 2011. Robbie’s proven ability to work
collaboratively with all staff and a large support team at Winston Churchill plus her
commitment to ensuring the educational needs of all students are met will enable her to
develop strong relationships with the students, staff and parents of Dr. Probe School.

Rochelle Neville has been appointed as assistant principal for Park Meadows School.
Rochelle has been the Acting Early Childhood Services Consultant for the District for
this past year. She has teaching experience at Galbraith School and Raymond School,
and has also taught English as a Second Language classes during the summer months
at Lethbridge College. Prior to her teaching career Rochelle worked as a support worker
and crisis worker, providing service for youths experiencing mental health issues.

Rochelle earned her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees at the
University of Lethbridge. She returned to the U of L to complete her Master of Education
degree. Rochelle has demonstrated an ability to develop strong relationships with
community agencies as well as students, staff and parents throughout her career. This
ability to develop relationships combined with her extensive background in ECS and her
experiences working with young people in difficulty will enable Rochelle to be a strong
addition to the Park Meadows School community.


Jessica Rumer has been appointed as assistant principal for G.S. Lakie Middle
School. Jessica is currently the Vice Principal of Westview Public School (Grades K-8)
in Fort McMurray, a position she has held for two years. Prior to moving to Fort
McMurray, Jessica was the Special Education teacher at G.S. Lakie. She has
experience as a behavioral therapist for autistic children and as an English teacher in
Korea.

Jessica has earned Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Education and Master of
Education degrees at the University of Lethbridge. She also completed a Level III Sign
Language program at Lethbridge College. Jessica’s range of teaching and
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administrative experiences will compliment her ability to engage G.S. Lakie students,
colleagues and parents in order to build strong relationships in her role as assistant
principal.


Richard Tapajna has been appointed as assistant principal for Nicholas Sheran
Community School. Richard has been the Acting Assistant Principal at the school this
year. Previous to this year he was the Special Education Resource teacher at Nicholas
Sheran. Richard began his teaching career with our District at Gilbert Paterson Middle
School, working as a grade 6 home room teacher and also as a special education
teacher. Prior to his teaching career Richard was a behavioral therapist in a pre-school
program in Denver, Colorado.

Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ottawa, and
subsequently earned a B. Ed and Special Education Certificate from the University of
Windsor. He will be completing a Master of Education degree at the University of
Lethbridge in 2011. Richard’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching and education, his
experience assisting students with special education needs, and his ability to
collaborate with parents, colleagues and students will continue to serve him well in his
administrative position.


Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board receive this report as information.




Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                  Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                        Enclosure #7.2.2


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   Edwin Parr Award Zone Banquet

Background
The ASBA Zone 6 Edwin Parr Award Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 12 in
Taber. A reception will begin at 5.00 pm followed by a banquet at 6.00 pm. Mr. Grant
Bertamini, a grade one teacher at Fleetwood-Bawden School, is the District nominee for
the Edwin Parr Award that acknowledges an outstanding first year teacher.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board receive this report as information.




Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                    Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                           Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #7.2.3


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   Luncheon with Real Estate Agents

Background
On May 27th the District will host a luncheon for all realtor’s in the city of Lethbridge.
Trustees and members of the Administrators Committee have also been invited to
attend the luncheon, which is intended to provide the realtors with information about the
District and registration / transportation information that can be provided for families
moving to Lethbridge this summer. Last year approximately 80 realtors attended the
lunch and presentation.

The luncheon will begin at 11.45 a.m. with a brief presentation scheduled for 12.15 p.m.
At the luncheon information brochures outlining contact information for each of the
district schools will be distributed. The brochures also contain information about
programming, boundaries and bussing, and will be made available to families who move
into Lethbridge over the next four months.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board receive this report as information.


Respectfully submitted,
Barry Litun




Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                 Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                        Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                       Enclosure #7.2.4


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   Enrolment Summary April 30, 2010

Background
Included with this memo is an enrolment summary for District schools, broken down by
grade, as of April 30, 2010.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Board receive the summary as information.




Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                                                           ALL SCHOOLS ENROLLMENT BY GRADE:April 30, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Total
                                              Pre-Kindergarten*                   ECS*                                                            Grades 1 - 12                                                    Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FTE
SCHOOL                                      Apr 30 Sep 30        Diff    Apr 30   Sep 30   Diff   Gr 1   Gr 2   Gr 3   Gr 4   Gr 5    Gr 6   Gr 7    Gr 8    Gr 9   Gr 10   Gr 11   Gr 12 Apr 30 Sep 30   Diff    Apr 30 Apr 30
                                             2010 2009                    2010     2009                                                                                                    2010 2009               2010   2010
                                                                                                                                                                                           1-12   1-12           PreK-12 PreK-12
Allan Watson                                                                                                                                                  20     39      37      37    133    150     -17     133      133.0

LCI - Total Students                                                                                                                                         398    336     376     356    1466   1506    -40     1466     1466.0

LCI - French Immersion                                                                                                                                        21     22      20      22     85     88     -3

WCHS                                                                                                                                                         257    212     235     225    929    997     -68     929      929.0

G S Lakie                                                                                                                             234    255      238                                  727    732     -5      727      727.0

Gilbert Paterson - Total Students                                                                                                     185    180      196                                  561    561      0      561      561.0

Gilbert Paterson - French Immersion                                                                                                    34    30       49                                   113    115     -2

Gilbert Paterson Montessori                                                                                                            8      5                                             13

Wilson                                                                                                                                190    207      176                                  573    572      1      573      573.0

Lethbridge Christian                                                        29     30      -1     10     21     13     23     21       17    23       19                                   147    145      2      176      161.5

Agnes Davidson - Total Students                                             67     69      -2     82     71     62     76     70                                                           361    357      4      428      394.5

Agnes Davidson - French Immersion                                           46     48      -2     61     55     48     51     51                                                           266    269     -3

Dr. Probe                                                                   59     57       2     61     69     69     67     69                                                           335    319     16      394      364.5

Fleetwood Bawden                                                            31     34      -3     41     38     49     39     48                                                           215    210      5      246      230.5

Fleetwood Bawden Montessori                                                                       19     20     19     14     17                                                            89

Galbraith                                                                   51     49       2     53     30     65     58     63                                                           269    265      4      320      294.5

General Stewart                                30       27        3         18     18       0     19     17     16     23     24                                                            99    104     -5      147      123.0

Lakeview                                                                    80     78       2     75     74     71     69     59                                                           348    337     11      428      388.0

Mike Mountain Horse                                                         92     91       1     100    84     61     80     76                                                           401    401      0      493      447.0

Nicholas Sheran                                84       85        -1        69     68       1     61     79     59     63     64                                                           326    330     -4      479      402.5

Park Meadows                                                                34     34       0     39     33     36     33     40                                                           181    179      2      215      198.0

Senator Buchanan                               39       21       18         35     40      -5     46     34     30     43     37                                                           190    195     -5      264      227.0

Westminster                                                                 42     39       3     32     21     27     26     24                                                           130    129      1      172      151.0

SUB TOTALS                                    153      133       20        605     607      0     619    571    558    600    595     626    665      629    675    587     648     618    7391   7489    -98     8151     7771.0
*ECS count does not reflect the district-wide special needs preschool students

Stafford Ridge                                                                                                                                                2              3              5      4       1       5        5.0

Harbour House                                                                                      1                    1                                     1      1                      4      6      -2       4        4.0

Pitawani                                                                                                                                      2        2      1      2       1              8      4       4       8        8.0

Community Outreach School                                                                                                                     1        7      4                             12     12      0       12       12.0

CAMP                                                                                                                           1                       1             2       1              5      3       2       5        5.0

Downtown LA                                                                                                                            1      1        1      2      2       2       2      11     11      0       11       11.0

LOHS                                                                                                                                                          1      42      72     129    244    207     37      244      244.0

SUB TOTALS                                                                                                                                                                                  289    247    42      289       289

                                                                                                                                     TOTAL STUDENTS / FTE ENROLLED AS OF APRIL 30, 2010:                          8440     8060.0

                                                                                                                                     TOTAL STUDENTS / FTE ENROLLED AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2009:                      8468     8098
                                                 Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                        Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                       Enclosure #7.2.5


MEMORANDUM

May 11, 2010

To: Board of Trustees

From: Barry Litun
      Superintendent of Schools

Re:   Acknowledgement of Excellence

Background:
The Board has a long standing practice of acknowledging the efforts of students and
staff whose commitment to excellence has resulted in outstanding achievement. Details
of accomplishments of note are provided as information. Congratulations to the
following District staff and students:

Caresse Nadeau of Winston Churchill High School received the Volunteer Excellence
Award for the Age 16 – 18 category. A large number of District students were nominated
for the Volunteer Excellence Award, a demonstration of the outstanding citizenship
demonstrated by the students. Nominees included:
Age 5 – 11: Ashley Firth, Park Meadows, Cayley Fleischman, Agnes Davidson; AJ
Hill, Dr. Probe; Austin Kamnerer, Park Meadows; Beau Knowlton-North Peigan,
Park Meadows; Meghan Orich, Agnes Davidson; Zachary Paxman, Agnes Davidson;
Alex Styra, Galbraith; Jared Tienkamp, Galbraith; Jessica Zarowny, Nicholas Sheran;
Cole Penner, Agnes Davidson; Danika Schmidtke, Agnes Davidson
 Ages 12 – 15: Breanna Baugh, Gilbert Paterson; Elani Bykowski, GS Lakie;
Breanne Deg, WCHS; Cierra Ginter, WCHS; Abbey Hakin, LCI; Darien Halden,
Gilbert Paterson; Alli Herauf, GS Lakie; Jafer Kamoonpuri, WCHS; Shelbie Lorincz-
Zuback, LCI; Jade McNab, Gilbert Paterson; Ian Mmbando, WCHS; Amy Oliver,
Wilson; Arhea Robinson, Gilbert Paterson; Abby Schwengler, GS Lakie; Ghazal
Singh, GS Lakie; Haley Weinmann, Gilbert Paterson; Chelsey Zaplachinsky, LCI;
Connor Reid, Gilbert Paterson; Caileigh Sheppard, Gilbert Paterson
16 – 18: Tanner Campbell, WCHS; Jocelyn Castro, WCHS; Crystal Denecky, LCI;
Janelle Dobing, LCI; Becky Friesen, WCHS; Jocelyn Hamilton, WCHS; Kathy
Hong, WCHS; Lane Jones, Allan Watson; Steven Khuu, WCHS; Kalsey Korthius,
WCHS; Anna Kovalchuk, WCHS; Diana Le, WCHS; Megran Lui, LCI; Cindy Ly ,
WCHS; Joyce Mmbando, WCHS; Ashton Morelli, Allan Watson; Lynn Nguyen,
WCHS; Jarrett Ooms, Allan Watson; Janet Poplawski, WCHS; Teddi Reynolds, LCI;
Tavleen Singh, WCHS; Rayne Yellow Horn, Allan Watson
Ages 19 – 24: Amber Desmarais, Allan Watson
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                           Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                          Enclosure #7.2.5


A number of students and staff participated in the Lethbridge College 10 mile / 4 mile
road race last month. In the 10 mile race Larissa Dalton of LCI finished first (19 &
under age category), and staff member June Takeda of Mike Mountain Horse finished
fourth in her age category. Top three finishers in the 4 mile race were: 10 & under age
category: Berkley Heggie (Lakeview, 2nd), Owen Stewart (Lakeview, 1st), Dean
Stewart (Lakeview, 3rd); 11 – 15 age category: Elani Bykowski (GS Lakie, 1st),
Adrienne Gomes (Gilbert Paterson, 2nd), Christian Epp (LCI, 1st), Braden Bloudoff
(GS Lakie, 2nd), Noel Vanderzee (Fleetwood-Bawden, 3rd); 16 – 19 age category:
James Cazal (LCI, 3rd).

Winston Churchill High School staff member Dianne Violina recently won the Alberta
Open Ladies Singles 5 Pin Bowling Championship, the sixth time she has done so!
Dianne will be competing in the Canadian Championship in Winnipeg in early June.

A number of District students earned medals at the Regional Skills Canada completion.
The names of the students, the event they participated in and their teachers’ names are:
Melissa Carson (LCI), Silver medal in Baking, teacher - Karli Okubo; Breonna
Sikking (LCI), Gold medal in Fashion Technology, teacher – Karen Philpott; Hope
Auger (LCI), Gold medal & Jade Coughlin (LCI), Bronze medal in Hairstyling, teacher
– Bonnie Houston; Megan Wilson (WCHS), Bronze medal in Graphic Design,
teachers – Donna James & Karen Morden-Babick. Hope and Breonna will be
competing in the provincial Skills Canada competition in Edmonton later this month.

A number of Winston Churchill students set a Guiness World Record for the longest
volleyball game, playing non-stop from 9:00 a.m. on Friday, April 23rd until 11:00 p.m. on
Sunday, April 25th, a total of 62 hours. This broke the previous record set in Amsterdam
by 7 hours. The event was a fundraiser to support the earthquake victims in Haiti. Two
teams had two sets of players who would play for three hours straight and then rotate
with the second team. The students involved were: Kathy Hong, Jocelyn Castro, Amy
Go, Mackenzie Maynes, Connor Dooley, Seth Needham, Josh Lozano, Teagan
Lambert, Kayla Schwartzenberger, Taylor Thompson, Steven Khuu, Keaton
Bosch, Steven Kirk, Alex Korthuis, Hannah Lee, Bailey Osberg, TJ Grant, Nils
Reger, Alex Goedhart, Leigh Muirhead, Angelia Wagner, Dalyce Hamilton, Pam
McCallum, Dean Briggs, Ashley Funk, Shilo Zeller, Alex Kramer and Ash Roland
Lemire. The organizer was Churchill staff member Brady Hway. Coaches were Nick
Cooper, Amy Schweitzer, Jaclyn Dudas, Stacey Bolton, Janay Hamilton & Mark
Leitch. Supervision was provided by Darran Lorne, Larry Thaxter, Lisa Leclaire &
Ricky Avelar.

Fleetwood-Bawden staff member Carlie Ramotowski recently completed her Master’s
degree from the University of Alberta and will be convocating in June.
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                           Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                          Enclosure #7.2.5


Winston Churchill High School student Jocelyn Boere entered an essay contest and
earned a $2000 scholarship at the University of Ottawa. The essay responded to the
question, “Why I think competition is important?” and was written in French. Jocelyn’s
French teacher is Margita Witzke.

Gilbert Paterson student Janine Deys placed second in the Intermediate Poetry
category of the Royal Canadian Legion’s National Literacy Contest.

The Wilson Middle School Stage Band, conducted by Keith Griffioen, won the Nick
Kuchera Memorial Band Award at the Kiwinis Festival.

Medalists at the South Zone Badminton Championship included:
Gold – Korey Fenz & Cassidy Deringer (LCI), Chris Staples & Lauren Gallimore
(WCHS), Taylor Fenz & Tyler Johnson (LCI),
Silver – Blaire Harley & Christi Blalik (LCI), Steven Gillis & James Cazal (LCI),
Jessica MacIntyre & Sarah Thompson (LCI)
Bronze – Belinda Liu (LCI)
The Zone gold medalists qualified for the provincial tournament.

Alexis Iwaasa of Galbraith School won Gold in the U10 Division and Silver in the U12
Division at the Canadian Junior Racquetball Championship in Burlington, Ontario on
May 1. Coby Iwaasa of Wilson Middle School won silver in the U14 and U16 Divisions.
Coby and Alexis have been selected to be part of Team Canada to compete at the
World Junior Racquetball Championships to be held in Los Angeles, California on
November 15th this year.

Gilbert Paterson staff member Jen Tymofichuk captained the Lethbridge Fillies
broomball team to a fourth place finish and the sportsmanship award at the Canadian
championship held in Arnprior, Ontario. This is the first time in 27 years Lethbridge has
qualified for the National Championships.



Respectfully submitted,

Barry Litun
Superintendent
                                                Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                        Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                       Enclosure #7.2.6


Dates that may be of interest to the Board:
May 10, 2010- May 28, 2010

May        10th     Executive Council Meeting – 8:30 a.m., Education Centre

           11th     Board Meeting - 3:30 p.m., Education Centre

           12th     ASBA Zone 6 Meeting -10:30 a.m., Palliser Regional Schools

           12th     Edwin Parr Awards Banquet - 5:00 p.m., Heritage Inn, Taber

           13 – 14th CASSIX Meeting – Medicine Hat

           17th     Executive Council Meeting – 8:30 a.m., Education Centre

           19th     Education Centre Leadership Team Meeting – 9:00 a.m., Education
                    Centre

           20th     WLC Steering Committee Meeting – 7:30 a.m.

           21st     Professional Learning Day, School Based

           24th     Victoria Day Holiday

           25th     Board Meeting - 3:30 p.m., Education Centre

           27th     Realtors Luncheon – 11:45 a.m., Education Centre

           27th     Administrators’ Committee Meeting

           28th     Administrators Retirement Luncheon – 12:30 p.m., Education
                    Centre
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                           Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                            Enclosure #8.1


             WEST LETHBRIDGE CENTRE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
                            UPDATE REPORT
                              April 22, 2010

The following items were discussed since the last update report:

CONDOMINIUM PLAN AND BYLAWS
The condominium plan and bylaws will be based upon 3 bare land condominium unit
model. The final draft has been reviewed by the City Solicitor and Insurance companies
and is ready for legal submission to comply with the Condominium Act.

The Management Committee has a final draft of the Mechanical Plant Service and
Facilities Agreement. It is understood that Alberta Infrastructure/Auditors are satisfied
as to Ownership requirements if this agreement includes wording regarding guaranteed
access (All owners have access to their equipment). The final draft is being reviewed
by the City solicitor.

JOINT USE/OPERATING AGREEMENT

Work has begun on the Joint Use Agreement and is proceeding.

MOVING IN
The Management committee has begun planning and coordinating the sequence and
required steps to allow for sequential moving into the schools and library. This includes:
   • Co-ordination with sub-division work to allow access early in the New Year,
   • Co-ordination of interim substantial completion(s) in order to satisfy Builders Lien
       Law, deficiency remedial work, and turn over of building(s) and areas thereof to
       the Owners.
   • Co-ordination of project insurance to Owner insurance,
   • Co-ordination of site security.
   • Co-ordination of mechanical commissioning including air flushing. Air flushing
       scheduled to occur the August long weekend.

See schedule provided by Ward Bros for January 19, 2010 meeting. The road system
should be available to the general public at the beginning of February 2010. An opening
day traffic management plan should be prepared with all parties participating. The plan
should involve an education component.

SITE VISITS
The new site visit protocol is in place.

LEEDS – STATUS REPORT
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                          Enclosure #8.1


LEEDS Silver is 33 to 38 points. We currently have 31 points that are for sure and 7
points that attainable but not confirmed. We will not be successful on all 7.

SNOW STORM – WEDNESDAY APRIL 14, 2010
The site did not lose power and a limited amount of work was done. The site is very
wet, however, and all landscaping projects are to be delayed two weeks. The
contractors are sure that they can make up the time and that the landscaping will be
finished for opening day.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT PROGRESS REPORT (APRIL 13, 2010)

PUBLIC SCHOOL (CHINOOK):
  • Steel studs 98% complete on both levels.
  • Drywall is 98% complete on both levels.
  • LAT ceiling tiles is 95% complete.
  • 98% of cladding is completed.
  • Brick veneer is completed.
  • Ceramic tile is 85% complete.
  • Flooring installation is 95% complete, base boards are 98% complete.
  • Millwork installation is 96% complete.
  • Painting is ongoing throughout the building and is expected to be complete mid-
      March.
  • Mechanical and electrical ongoing.
  • Light fixture installation is 90% complete.
  • Library track installation complete.
  • Elevator installation is complete.
  • Gym hardwood installation is 98% complete.
  • White board and tack board installation is 90% complete.
  • Kitchen equipment installation is complete.
  • Gym equipment installation started March 2.
  • Permanent doors are 98% complete.
  • Data and phone 80% complete

PUBLIC SCHOOL – PHASE 2:
  • Roofing is 98% complete,
  • Structural steel is 98% complete.
  • Fire spray retardant application is ongoing,
  • Mechanical is 65% complete
  • Electrical is 80% complete,
  • Boarding and taping 90% complete.
  • Metal cladding is 98% complete.
  • Sprinklers 96% roughed in.
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                         Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                         Enclosure #8.1


   •   Acoustic ceiling tile is 60% complete.
   •   Window/glazing is 85% complete.
   •   Roof top units have been installed.
   •   Brick veneer is 98% complete.
   •   Painting has started on the second floor.
   •   Light fixture installation is ongoing.
   •   Phone and data 35% complete.
   •   Sun shades 50% complete.
   •   Priming and first coat painting ongoing.

CATHOLIC SCHOOL:
  • Interior masonry is 98% complete.
  • Exterior brick veneer 99% complete.
  • Hollow Metal door installation is on-going.
  • Exterior window frames and glazing 98% complete.
  • Mechanical is 80% complete.
  • Electrical is 85% complete.
  • Exterior cladding is 95% complete.
  • Roofing is 98% complete.
  • Slab on Grade concrete placement complete.
  • Gym slab on grade preparation is complete.
  • Gym hardwood has been delivered, installation to start mid-April.
  • Drywall installation and taping is 95% complete.
  • Acoustic ceiling tiles installation is 90% complete.
  • Painting is 75% complete. Finished painting starts mid-March.
  • Flooring is 85%% complete.
  • Millwork installation 50% complete.
  • Radiation panels are 90% complete.
  • Sprinkler rough in is on-going.
  • Sidewalks 95% complete

PUBLIC LIBRARY:
  • Steel Framing is completed
  • Glulam installation finishing 98% complete.
  • Metal deck is complete.
  • Roofing is 98.% complete
  • Roof drain tie-ins completed
  • Sprinklers are 98% complete,
  • Windows frames and glazing installation is 95% complete.
  • Exterior cladding installation is 98% complete,
  • Steel stud installation is 98% complete, Drywall installation 98% complete,
                                                  Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                            Enclosure #8.1


   •   Acoustic ceiling tile 98% complete.
   •   Painting is 70% complete. Finished painting to start end of March.
   •   Access flooring is 98% complete.
   •   Radiant panel installation is 80% complete.
   •   Mechanical Plant 85% complete.
   •   Electrical is 85% complete.
   •   Cooling tower is 95% complete.

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE’S REVIEW OF PROJECT STATUS

PROJECT SCHEDULE:
Current Status – September 2010 opening is still anticipated as per Ward Bros letter.

PROJECT BUDGET:
Each partner is monitoring the budget as it relates to their portion of the project and
none of the partners have expressed concern that their portion of the Project Budget is
seriously off budget.

NEXT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING DATE:
        • April 27, 2010

Respectfully submitted,
WLC Management Committee

Current Members of the WLC Management Committee

Bary Beck, City of Lethbridge
Karrie Nightingale, City of Lethbridge
Todd Gnissios, Lethbridge Public Library
Don Lussier, Lethbridge School District #51
Bob McMann. Lethbridge School District #51
Ray Viel, Holy Spirit School Division
                                                   Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                          Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                           Enclosure #8.2



                  POVERTY INTERVENTION COMMITTEE REPORT

                                Tuesday, May 11, 2010


On Monday, April 26th, 2010, the Poverty Intervention Committee hosted an
Appreciation Luncheon for donors, sponsors and school based facilitators at the Board
Office. A number of community members attended and watched a Powerpoint
presentation as well as hearing from 4 school administrators (Galbraith, Westminster,
Senator Buchanan and Nicholas Sheran) about the many programs in the schools
assisting students and families faced with poverty. A newly developed brochure was
distributed as well as school profiles listing the numerous programs and services offered
in their school.

Following the luncheon, there was a meeting of school based facilitators and the
committee members. The Poverty Intervention committee projects for 2009-2010 were
reviewed as well as the Terms of Reference for the committee.

John Loree presented the Guidelines for Schools to access funding for
Breakfast/Lunch/Snack programs as well as revised guidelines for schools to access
funding for “Poverty Intervention Projects”.

There was discussion from school facilitators about what is happening in their school.
There was a request made for more up to date pictures for the committee to place in the
brochure and on the powerpoint presentation.
The role of the school facilitators was discussed.

The Appreciation Luncheon was reviewed and it was agreed to continue holding these
events at least once a year, following the same format.



Respectfully submitted,

Jan Foster, Trustee
                                                    Lethbridge School District No. 51
                                                            Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010
                                                                             Enclosure #8.3


                    ASBA ZONE 6 EXECUTIVE MEETING REPORT

                                 Tuesday, May 11, 2010



Zone 6 ASBA Executive Meeting was held Wednesday, April 21, 2010.

Chair Colleen Deitz reported on upcoming Spring AGM in Red Deer on June 6-8, 2010.
There is no nominee from Zone 6 for Friends of Education Award.

Dexter Durfey gave financial report and Audit Review letter was reviewed.

Edwin Parr committee reported – there are 10 nominees from Zone 6 this year. The
action plan was reviewed and discussion regarding the interviews and presentations.
Committee will be conducting interviews on Friday, April 23, 2010 at the Palliser Board
office.

May 12th Zone 6 General Meeting – in Taber. The ASBA budget will be presented.
Also elections for Zone Director and alternate will be held. Meeting will begin at 1:00
P.M.

Edwin Parr Award Evening – will begin with No Host Reception at 5:00 P.M. on May 12th
(following general meeting). Dinner at 6:00 P.M., followed by nominee video
presentations and award.

Boards shared their recent activities and also discussed budget difficulties for
2010/2011.


Respectfully submitted,

Jan Foster, Trustee and Board representative to Zone 6 ASBA

				
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