The Board appointed trustee McKamey as a Liaison to the local First Nations Communities of Leq:amel, Sq'ewlets, Kwantlen, and Matsqui. In the future, this position will have a placeholder, no matter who gets elected.
The Board decided to send correspondence to Minister Whiteside, and CC Minister of Finance, Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy requesting that going forward, the Ministry of Education fund school bus replacements at the full cost of electric school buses. You can read the letter here.
The Board approved extending the TTAC mandate, as the advisory committee provides valuable input for Trades Education in Mission. The Committee will be seeking new members from the community.
On November 10, 2021, the Board released a public statement about not implementing a Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate. You can read the statement here.
provided an update on the current COVID situation throughout SD75. Recent
exposures seem to be small children. Some classes had to isolate recently (CME,
Dewdney). There is a community outbreak in Deroche, and Fraser Health had a
response team attend.
Board reviewed the Quarterly Report from SD75 departments. You can read the report here.
The Board approved a new Bylaw, as the original Bylaw needed amending to include an electric charging station for the electric bus.
The Superintendent provided
Class Size averages for the School District based on October 2021 1701 data
for information. Staff reviewed a comparison of 5 years and provided a
summary within the Quarterly report (above).
The Board approved the above four policies in principle and initiated the formal public engagement in the review of the policies. Please provide your feedback through the engage.mpsd.ca/policies-procedures-bylaws-review-part2
The Board of Education will send a letter to parents outlining the benefits of the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) from the perspective of First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), for data to support Indigenous students. FNESC needs
about 80% participation to get some meaningful data. FNESC indicated that it is
extremely important to have data on how the children are doing. The letter will be shared.
Fraser Health reported a modest decline of Covid-19 in Mission and the rest of the region. 90% of COVID in
schools comes from students, not Staff. Functional Closure of Windebank Elementary has
taken place Oct 15-21, 2021 as there is not enough staff and the school reported constant
exposures since the end of September. SD75 is working with HR to hire non-certified teachers as substitutes in times of need.
The Board of Education has revised and approved the amended Annual Board Work Plan. You can access it here.
The Board of Education approved the Trustee Liaison positions for 2021-2022. You can review these appointments here.
The Board of Education approved the draft Trustee Professional Development Policy in principle and that the formal public engagement in review on http://engage.mpsd.ca be initiated.
The Board of Education approved the draft Trustee Remuneration, Benefits, and Expense Reimbursement Policy in principle as amended and that the formal public engagement in review on http://engage.mpsd.ca be initiated.
The Board of Education approved the draft Communications and Public Participation Policy in principle and that the formal public engagement in review on http://engage.mpsd.ca be initiated.
The Board of Education approved the draft Public Interest Disclosure Policy in principle as amended and that the formal public engagement in review on http://engage.mpsd.ca be initiated.
The Board of Education approved the draft Menstrual Products Policy in principle as amended and that the formal public engagement in review on http://engage.mpsd.ca be initiated.
The Board of Education approved the draft Management Professional Development Policy in principle and that the formal public engagement in review on http://engage.mpsd.ca be initiated.
1. $204,997 Addressing Learning Impacts
2. $500,000 Strategic Initiatives
3. $802,000 Local Capital
We are pleased to announce that Tracy Loffler has been re-elected as Board Chair and Randy Cairns has been elected as Vice-Chair. The School District would also like to thank our outgoing Vice-Chair, Shelley Carter for her time as Vice-Chair. Trustee Carter remains a School Trustee of the Board of Education for Mission Public Schools along with Trustee McKamey and Trustee Renkema.
The Board has approved the Public Sector Executive Compensation Report dated September 21, 2021 to be submitted to the BC Public School Employers' Association, along with an Attestation Letter signed by the Board Chair. See the Agenda, p. 49-58
The Board has authorized the Superintendent and Secretary-Treasurer to borrow on behalf of Mission Public School District (School
District #75) from the Scotia Bank for the 2021-22 operating year (annual operating procedure, page 59 of the Agenda).
On September 14, 2021, there was a Hold & Secure Incident at HMS. The Superintendent informed the Board and the Public that Staff and Police were very professional and everything went as smoothly as it could have possibly gone. All Staff and the Principal did an excellent job handling the situation.
Critical Incident Guide is available in the Parents section of the District Website. (click the link for details)
The Secretary-Treasurer started doing Policy work a year and a half ago. Some of this work has been on hold throughout COVID; however, the process has now restarted. Special Committee of the Whole meetings have been scheduled. MPSD Governance >> Meeting Information & Schedule website
Special Committee of the Whole Meetings have been scheduled to complete the review. Trustees are is in favour of continuing the process of the possible school catchment boundary realignment for the Durieu and Steelhead areas.
Mission Public Schools are starting to utilize a new public engagement portal, Engage MPSD. All of the Boundary Review Information shared at the Committee of the Whole will soon go to the http://engage.mpsd.ca portal for input from the community, so that the Board can make their decision with direct and current input.