|Fort Assiniboine School Council
February 11, 2010
Meeting called to order at 7:03 pm.
Agenda: No changes to the agenda. Leah Holmes motions to approve agenda. Carried.
Minutes: James Aitken motions to approve January 14, 2010 minutes as presented. Carried.
Treasure’s Report (Kim Cross):
Account remains unchanged.
Old Business (Peter Kuelken):
Update on future of Fort Assiniboine School
The school council requires the schools financial costs for the next 10 years based on an ideal high school in order to make a recommendation to Woodland County on what we are asking for. Richard Harvey and Tracy Meunier to have these figures for us by next week
The county committee will meet with the school council and Pembina Hills School board over the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, Richard Harvey is in talks with Alberta Education to find out if legally they will allow us to use the funds from Woodlands and if there is guidelines that we would be allowed to use the funds for.
There are two perspectives to focus on…
1 The School Board’s: What is in the best interest of the students?
2. Woodlands County’s: Are we doing this in the best interest of the municipality?
If municipal funding is allowed, the school board will still be in charge of ensuring that quality education is provided.
The community would have to invest in the school for around 10 years for any deal to make sense.
Our focus is to achieve that rural municipalities join with rural school boards in lobbying the province for changes in the funding formula.
New Business (Peter Kuelken / Allan Menduk):
What do we need to accomplish as school council?
1. Engage more parents, primarily those of elementary students.
2. Increase high school completion rate.
In order to accomplish these, the administration has looked at what has been successful at other schools.
Administration would like to present the “Alberta Education High School Flexibility Enhancement Project” to parents.
School Council asking for ideas on how to engage more parents in their child(ren)’s education.
County Perspective (Dale McQueen / Dale Kluin):
PHRD Perspective (Dale Schaffrick):
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.
Next Meeting: Thursday March 4th at 7:00 pm
Andrew Serba (Barrhead Leader)