E-Bulletin, April 3, 2012

1.  MCC Donations

  • Trustees approved a donation of older surplus supplies to MCC for use in Mexico.
  • Schools in the division provided supplies and equipment that was no longer being used in their schools that could be very helpful to MCC.

2.  Projects Update

  • NPC – the east classroom brick work is well underway, as is the block work on the west wing.
  • Maintenance Shop - Planning is well under way and package should be complete for spring start.
  • Border Valley Staff Room Renovations – Preliminary planning has started and an initial meeting with the architect has occurred.

3.  Used Bus Tender

  • GVSD will participate in a bid on some used buses from Louis Riel School Division.
  • These buses are slightly used and could be used to replace some of GVSD’s older buses.
  • This is in addition to the 5 new buses approved in the 2012-13 budget process.


4.  Literacy Coordinator

  • The draft position description for the newly created Literacy Coordinator was reviewed.
  • It is the objective of the Board of Trustees to provide exemplary literacy programming within the schools of GVSD.
  • The position is currently posted.


5.  Trustee Professional Growth

  • The time focused on “Aiming for the core: improving instruction for each student”.
  • It was noted that school divisions who make significant gains in achievement understand that teaching has the greatest impact on student learning.


6.  High School Catchment Public Focus Group Meetings

  • Trustees have received feedback from various stakeholder groups - staff, students, Advisory Councils, and parents. The information is currently being compiled.
  • This feedback will be considered by the board as they deliberate on the catchment decision.
  • The final decision will be made in October 2012.