E-Bulletin, February 13, 2018

e bulletin 31.  Prairie Dale School Presentation
• Principal David Hoeppner, joined by the following staff - Anny Froese, Vern Wall, Rick Sawatzky, Mike Lewis, and Carla Wiebe - provided an overview of the Response to Interventions at Prairie Dale School.

• It was noted that teachers are working together to achieve the school-wide goal of 80:80 for literacy and numeracy – 80% of students will achieve a grade of 80 or higher.
• The school has developed numerous intervention strategies and processes to support student learning growth when students are not meeting the school goal.

2.  2018-2019 Provincial Funding Announcement
• On February 8, 2018 the Minister of Education announced an increase of 0.5% or $6.6M in provincial funding for public Education for the 2018/19 school year.
• Although there will be no new funding from the province for Garden Valley School Division, additional funding will be realized due simply to increased enrolment and projected increased expenditures.
• After receiving further budget information, the provincial funding increase for Garden Valley School Division is estimated at approximately $620,000 or 2.4%.
• The Board has scheduled a Budget Consultation meeting on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Parkland Elementary School in Winkler, starting at 7:00 pm.

3.  Pine Ridge Elementary School
• The tender for construction closed on February 13, 2018. The construction award will be announced in the next week or so.
• Pine Ridge Day Care – Garden Valley School Division will be accepting requests for proposals (RFP) to operate the new daycare center at Pine Ridge Elementary School. Proposals will be accepted until noon April 25th, 2018.

4.  Community Catchment Meetings
• In September 2019, Pine Ridge Elementary School (K-8) will be opening and the school division will need to decide which children will attend the new school.
• Upon further deliberations and gathering of information, the Board of Trustees will host 2 community catchment meetings on April 17th & 19th:
     o For families who currently attend Winkler Elementary or Parkland School - April 17th @ 7:00 pm at Winkler Elementary School.
     o For families who currently attend JR Walkof or Emerado Centennial School - April 19th – 7:00 pm at Emerado Centennial School.