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Board Meeting Highlights January 9, 2018

By-Election Division 3 – Notice of Nomination Day
Nomination Day is January 29, 2018 for the election of a candidate for the vacancy in Rural Electoral Division 3.  Nominations will be received between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon on January 29, 2018 at the Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools Division Office 5515-47A Avenue, Wetaskiwin, Alberta.   Candidate information packages are available at the WRPS Division Office. 

Job Embedded Collaboration Time
The Board will be considering moving to a school year calendar that will include job embedded collaboration time.  Since 2014 Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools has been implementing the Response to Intervention (RTI) model at all our school sites.  A very important component of the RTI model is the development of Professional Learning Communities, where teachers are given opportunity to work together improve instructional practice and services to students. 

The Leadership Team explained the value of including time for professional learning collaboration and embedding it into the school year calendar.   Teachers continually face challenges in their classrooms where conditions of practice continue to be characterized by the growing complexity of student needs and expectations to improve learning opportunities for all students.   Professional Learning Community practices provide school staff with a way to achieve the mission of learning for all students by working together.  It was explained to the Board that dedicated, frequent and ongoing collaboration is the final piece in implementing RTI throughout Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools.

The Board will discuss job embedded collaboration time further after the calendar consultation is complete on January 12, 2018.  The Board will take the job embedded collaboration time calendar recommendation into account when they approve the final 2018-2019 school year calendar.

Falun School Parent Council Request to Build Toboggan Hill
The Board approved the construction of a toboggan hill at the Falun School site and will have the Director of Facilities work with the School Principal and school council to determine the best location for the hill.

PLACE – New Building at Falun Skating Rink
The Board approved a request from the Pigeon Lake Athletic, Cultural and Educational Society (PLACE) to build an additional cold equipment storage building at the Falun Skating Rink site.

View: Board Meeting Highlights January 9, 2018

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