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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. April 20, 2010 Page 1 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. April 20, 2010 Page 2 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 April 20, 2010 Page 3 300.1 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 April 20, 2010 Page 4 303.3.1 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 April 20, 2010 Page 5 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. April 20, 2010 Page 6 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 April 20, 2010 Page 7 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 April 20, 2010 Page 8 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 April 20, 2010 Page 9 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. April 20, 2010 Page 10 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 April 20, 2010 Page 11 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. 1000 – School/Community Relations 1/3 LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51 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. 1000 – School/Community Relations 2/3 LETHBRIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 51 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 1000 – School/Community Relations 3/3 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 email@example.com 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. Lethbridge School District No. 51 Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010 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 Lethbridge School District No. 51 Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010 Enclosure #7.2.1 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 Lethbridge School District No. 51 Regular Meeting – May 11, 2010 Enclosure #7.2.1 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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