Board Meeting Highlights | September 19, 2023
The Board of Education and Senior Staff meet in the evening once a month for the Public School Board meeting. This year, the Mission Secondary School Culinary Staff and Students chose to prepare meals for the Board, allowing students the opportunity to showcase their culinary talents. Preparing these meals fosters creativity, teamwork, and a sense of accomplishment.
We are very grateful to the students and staff at MSS for being so accommodating and thank them very much.
Election of the Board Chair
Trustee SHELLEY CARTER was declared to the office of Chair for the Board of School Trustees for School District No. 75 (Mission).
Election of the Board Vice-Chair
Trustee LINDA HAMEL was declared to the office of Vice-Chair for the Board of School Trustees for School District No. 75 (Mission).
Board Meeting Dates and Locations
The Board of Education changed the date of the planned April Public Board Meeting from April 23, 2024, to
April 16, 2024 and confirmed the locations of the Board meetings
- September 19, 2023 - Heritage Park Middle School
- September 26, 2023 (Special Public Meeting) - Heritage Park Middle School
- October 17, 2023 - Dewdney Elementary School
- November 19, 2023 - Hatzic Middle School
- December 19, 2023 - Mission Central Elementary School
- January 23, 2024 - Riverside College
- February 20, 2024 - Cherry Hill Elementary School
- March 12, 2024 - Silverdale Elementary School
- April 16, 2024 - Fraserview Learning Centre
- May 21, 2024 - Mission Senior Secondary School
- June 18, 2024 - Christine Morrison Elementary School
Preliminary School Opening Report
The Superintendent provided that MPSD enrolment is up 171 students, compared to the 127 originally budgeted for, creating pressures on some schools, as the district is nearing 7000 students overall. Two Integrated Child and Youth clinical counsellors and one support worker have been hired.
Summer Learning Report
The Superintendent shared that over 170 students enrolled in 30 various Math and Humanities courses. 89% of students successfully completed Summer school, compared to 69% last year.
2023 Financial Statements
The Board of Education has accepted the audited School District No. 75 (Mission), June 30, 2023, Financial Statements.
2024 Multi-Year Financial Plan
The 2023-2024 Multi-year Financial Plan for the years 2023-2024, 2024-2025, and 2025-2026 was approved.
Minor Capital Program 2024/2025 Requests
The 2024/2025 Minor Capital Project Funding request report was approved to be submitted to the Ministry of Education for consideration of funding in 2024-2025:
|Playgrounds ||$ 195,000|
|SEP Projects||$ 775,000|
|CNCP Projects||$ 815,000|
Annual Executive Compensation Disclosure
The Public Sector Executive Compensation Report dated September 19, 2023, was approved to be submitted to the BC Public School Employers’ Association, along with an Attestation Letter signed by the Board Chair.
2023-2024 Borrowing Resolution
The Superintendent and Secretary-Treasurer have been authorized to borrow on behalf of Mission Public School District (School District #75) from the Scotia Bank for the 2023-24 operating year, up to:
$1,500,000 in an Operating Line of Credit
$750,000 in a revolving term / Scotia leasing.
*This resolution is an annual requirement, and the district has not needed to draw on this funding since the current Senior Staff started with SD75.
Pilot Project ADST Kits for upper elementary
The Board of Education had decided to consider the Trades Training Advisory Committee’s recommendation for the school district to pilot Applied Design Skills and Technology (ADST) kits in Intermediate grades in up to three elementary schools.
Riverside College: EA and Plumbing Program update
A small technical change has taken place, the Community Support Worker (CSW) part of the program has been removed from the Education Assistant (EA) program.
The Plumbing course got the SkilledTradesBC designation. This is a first-year apprentice-level course and also contributes to Grade 12 graduation.
Community Wellness Strategy
FSA Letter was sent to Grade 4 and Grade 7 Parents
You can read the letter here. Fist Nations Education Steering Committee's Letter (2021)
Land acknowledgment was updated
All district communication/email signatures should now be using the updated version of the acknowledgement, as new plaques displayed at school entrances declare we embrace our commitments to strengthening partnerships and relationships with all First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities.
Il stl’i kw’els spipetstexw kw’eset ite xwelmexwelh stexwlaq temexws ye Stó:lō mestiyexw.
Mission Public School District is located on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unsurrendered, and Shared territories of Stó:lō people, of Leq'á:mel, Semá:th, Máthxwi, Sq'éwlets and Qwó:ltl'el First Nations, stewards of this land since time immemorial. Halq'eméylem is the language of this land and of Stó:lō ancestors.
The place from where Halq’eméylem (Upriver dialect) originates is Leq’á:mel. The language comes from the land, and it has been this way since time immemorial.
Le Conseil scolaire de Mission est situé sur les terres traditionnelles, ancestrales, non cédées et partagées du peuple Stó:lō, des Premières nations, Leq'á:mel, Sema:th, Matheqwí, Sq'éwlets et Qwó:ltl'el, peuples de cette terre depuis des temps immémoriaux.
Supervising for Safety
All Trustees have completed the WorkSafe Training Course.