E-Bulletin, January 29, 2013

1.Trustee Professional Growth

  • The final chapter from “Leadership for Student Learning” focused on “Staying the Course of Improvement”. Trustees discussed how this applies to the recent January 25th strategic planning.

2.Strategic Planning


  • The Board, Senior Administration and Principals met January 25th to review the GVSD strategic plan.
  • Capacity, existing goals progress reports, and possible future goals were explored.
  • The Board will meet February 7, 2013 to finalize divisional goals for the upcoming year.

3.Manitoba School Boards Association (MSBA) Region 2 Meeting Report

  • Highlights from the January 17th meeting in Carman were reviewed.  

4. GVTA Education Finance Presentation Review

  • The Board reviewed the presentation the Teacher Association made to the Executive on January 10. The Executive will discuss further at their January 31st meeting.

5. Provincial Education Funding Announcement

  • On January 28th the Minister of Education announced an education funding increase of 2.3% for 2013/14.

6.   Staff Appreciation / Employee Service Awards

  • During the month of February Trustees will visit all division sites, bring refreshments, and present service awards to employees who have reached service milestones.

7.   Operations Committee

  • With no cost difference and to ensure June delivery, GVSD will once again tender buses outside the provincial tender process.
  • The Board is looking at disposal options for the existing Maintenance Shop located next to the Winkler Elementary School.