Living Waters CSD board messages
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.