Chair Louise Johnston called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m. with a reading of the LRSD Land Acknowledgement, LRSD Vision and Mission and then welcomed guests to the meeting.
Ingrid Pedersen, Coordinator of Arts Education, Warren Hart, Teacher from the Learning from Home School, and Melissa Burns, Teacher from Archwood School, made a presentation to the Board regarding the Digital Music Project.
Trustee Nemeth provided a verbal report from the Community Engagement Committee. The 'LRSD Community Information on Bill 64' Facebook page has more than 400 followers. There are 18 schools who have planned school community conversations on Bill 64 including trustees in the conversation or as a key speaker.
Trustee Nemeth submitted the year-end report on behalf of the Riel-Evate Endowment Fund Committee. The fund is currently valued at approximately $147,000. Work completed this year included development of an informational brochure, updating the committee terms of reference, a dedicated landing page on the Louis Riel School Division (LRSD) website, and multiple spotlight stories. Proceeds from the fund this year will support bursaries to a graduating student at each LRSD high school and the Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre.
The Board engaged in conversation on Pillar 1 of the BEST strategy, which focuses on Governance and Accountability for results.
The Board also received information on:
- pandemic related updates
- the Nelson McIntyre Family of Schools Town Hall of April 21
- the recent LRSD leadership team meeting
- community conversations related to future planning in the southeast portion of the school division.
The next public meeting of the board is Tuesday, May 18. All are welcome to attend.