Board Meeting Highlights – June 14, 2021
The Covid-19 situation in one KSD school became problematic and Mary Duncan School was closed due to several teacher isolation requirements. Students and parents were immediately notified of the change in status. The change was also posted on websites, radio and voice messaging. Lessons were adapted to meet student needs. Students who were not required to quarantine or scheduled for assessment were accommodated. Principals continue to monitor their school situations carefully.
Student psychological assessment have been completed. Due to the number of reports required some may be delayed until July. Resource teachers will contact parents who may be affected. Speech and language assessments for some students at Kelsey and Opasquia Schools will be contracted out for the rest of June and again in September.
Retirements/Resignations for the 2020-2021 School Year
The Board received and recognized staff retirements and resignations at the end of this school year. They are: Devin Snow, Shelly Trampe, Kristine Ogrodnick, Ambreen Naz (Kelsey); Karen Simon, Wayne Collins, Louise Loewen, Erin Crakewich (Mary Duncan) Iris Dozsa, Tracy Janz; Penny Stoltz (Scott Bateman); Caileigh Muilenburg, Kristy Klym, Garret Olson, Rosemary Haggstrom (Opasquia); Scott McConnell-Hore Kathi McConnell-Hore, Angelika Bate, Debbie Leeper, Judy Alyea, Vince Ogrodnick, Allyson Giardino (Margaret Barbour); Jeannette Freese, Joanne Fulford, Cody Crozier, Marina Vinnik (Division Office); Vince Kerr (Division Garage); Wendy Cull (Sept. 2021) (Scott Bateman). The Board is grateful for the many years of service provided to the Kelsey School Division by these employees, and wishes them well in the next phase of their lives.
MBCI Grad 2021
The principal updated the recent changes to the protocol required for the graduation ceremony. Restrictions are somewhat tighter than last year and will be conveyed to the grads.
KSD encourages community members to become familiar with the impact that Bill 64 (Education Modernization Act) would have on the local education system. It is possible to register to make your views known (virtually) at the Bill’s committee hearings this fall by calling 204-945-3636. Visit the Local Voices/Local Choices website at https://www.mbschoolboards.ca/localVoices.php
Recognition Awards 2020-21
The Board of Trustees announced the granting of Recognition Awards to three employee groups operating in the school division. It was the unanimous opinion of the Board that the involvement of these employee groups during the COVID-19 pandemic, their dedicated efforts to comply with the ever-changing government parameters for school and school division operations, and the members’ personal commitment to supporting the education of students directly and indirectly was indeed memorable. The group awards were granted to the Kelsey Teachers Association, the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local #1596, and the KSD Office Staff Association.
Upon the recommendation of the selection committee, the Board ratified the appointment of the following school replacement positions for 2021-22:
MBCI Principal Trevor Lane, and École Opasquia School Assistant Principal Krista Moisan.
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