Liv­ing Wa­ters CSD board mes­sages

The McLeod River Post - - Education Matters -

The Board of Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic Schools have ap­proved their 2018‐2021 Cap­i­tal Plan with re­vi­sions. Pri­or­ity One for the Cap­i­tal Plan still iden­ti­fies a new Ele­men­tary School for the White­court Area, while Pri­or­ity Two iden­ti­fies the need for a Mod­ern­iza­tion of Vanier Com­mu­nity Catholic School in Ed­son. The Trustees of Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic Schools will con­tinue to ad­vo­cate for in­struc­tional space to meet the needs of all students.

ASBA Con­sul­tant, Terry Gun­der­son, fa­cil­i­tated the Board An­nual Self‐ Eval­u­a­tion on Septem­ber 13. The Board takes their fidu­ciary re­spon­si­bil­ity very se­ri­ously and wel­come the op­por­tu­nity to do a self‐eval­u­a­tion on a yearly ba­sis. In the process, the Board cel­e­brates its suc­cesses and sets the di­rec­tion for the new school year by iden­ti­fy­ing ar­eas for em­pha­sis. The Board iden­ti­fied the fol­low­ing as ar­eas for em­pha­sis:

1. Con­duct the Su­per­in­ten­dent com­pen­sa­tion re­view.

2. De­ter­mine trustee at­ten­dance process for unan­tic­i­pated meet­ings. 3. Re­sub­mit the Board’s Cap­i­tal Plan. The Board be­lieves these are ar­eas for em­pha­sis to be care­fully con­sid­ered by the in­com­ing Board:

1. Focus on Catholic val­ues and faith de­vel­op­ment.

2. De­velop stu­dent en­gage­ment pro­cesses.

3. Con­tinue to ad­vo­cate for stu­dent space in com­mu­ni­ties.

4. Focus on trans­par­ent com­mu­ni­ca­tion in all Board ac­tiv­i­ties.

5. Focus on the di­rec­tions out­lined in the Blueprint for the Fu­ture.

6. Em­brace knowl­edge and cul­tural aware­ness of the First Na­tions, Métis and Inuit per­spec­tives.

7. Focus on health and well­ness through­out the Divi­sion.

With the up­com­ing Elec­tion, the Liv­ing Wa­ters Board of Trustees would like to con­grat­u­late all can­di­dates who were ac­claimed in the White­court Ward and Slave Lake Ward and of­fer best of luck to the 3 can­di­dates run­ning in the Ed­son Ward. School Board Elec­tions are held in con­junc­tion with Mu­nic­i­pal Elec­tions on Oc­to­ber 16. A Fo­rum for Can­di­dates will be held at the Red Brick School in Ed­son on Oc­to­ber 11 at 7:00 p.m.. In­for­ma­tion about can­di­dates can be found on our Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic School Divi­sion web­site at w

The Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic School Board of Trustees are look­ing for­ward to the Grand Open­ing of the New École St. Joseph School sched­uled for Novem­ber 3, 2017 at 1:30 pm. Plans and ar­range­ments are be­ing made at this time to make it a cel­e­bra­tory event.

Liv­ing Wa­ters Trustees and Cen­tral Of­fice Ad­min­is­tra­tion were rec­og­nized for their com­mit­ment and ded­i­ca­tion to Liv­ing Wa­ters Catholic Schools at its Septem­ber 26th Board meet­ing. Long Ser­vice awards were pre­sented to White­court Trustee and Board Chair, Dana Kent­ner for 6 years of ser­vice, Ed­son Trustee and Vice Chair, Gemma Christie for 30 years of ser­vice, Deputy Su­per­in­ten­dent Trevor Mitchell for 12 years of ser­vice, and Su­per­in­ten­dent Jo‐Anne Lanc­tot for 30 years of ser­vice. The Board thanks you for your ser­vice and loy­alty to the Divi­sion.

In re­sponse to Bill 1, the Board of Liv­ing Wa­ters has ap­proved the process for waiv­ing fees as iden­ti­fied in Ad­min­is­tra­tive Pro­ce­dures 505: School Fees. Par­ents or Fam­i­lies meet­ing the cri­te­ria for hav­ing fees or a por­tion there of waived, will need to make ar­range­ments to meet with their child’s prin­ci­pal for more in­for­ma­tion.

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