Sunday, February 21, 2010

Board meeting- Tuesday, Feb. 23

Below is a summary of the agenda, with comments from me in red.

If you want to read any of the reports, please go here: and click on Board Meeting #11, February 23.

Board Meeting #11. Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 6:00 p.m.
McCauley Chambers (2nd floor)
Centre for Education (AKA Blue building across from Royal Alex Hospital)
One Kingsway Avenue. Free parking underground.

If you wish to address the board regarding an agenda item, you need to register with Anne Sherwood, Board Secretary by noon on Tuesday. ( You will have 3 minutes to speak. Alternately, you can speak without registering at ITEM G- Comments from Public and Staff Groups.

A. O Canada
B. Roll Call
C. Communications from the Board Chair
D. Communications from the Superintendent of Schools
E. Minutes:
    1. Board Meeting #10 - February 9, 2010
    - These minutes will be posted February 24, 2010.
F. Improving Student Achievement
    2. Improving Student Achievement by Supporting Successful Transitions from High School
G. Comments from the Public and Staff Group Representatives 
     (Anyone can speak here, no need to register, you will have 3 minutes.)
H. Reports
     3. Report #2 from the Audit Committee (From the Meeting Held February 16, 2010)
     (KPMG recommended to continue contract with EPSB)
     4. Report #8 from the Conference Committee (From the Meeting Held February 16, 2010)
     (Includes focus for Edmonton Foundation on early intervention)
     5. Motion re Long-Term Space Rationalization
      (Trustee Colburn's detailed motion on the long term plan for school closures- worth reading)     6. Removal of Coronation School and Grovenor Schools from Continuation Review
      (Recommendation to include these schools in West 1 Sector Review instead)
     7. Annual Implementation Plan: 2010-2011
     (Recommendation for Sector Reviews for West 1, Central and South Central to start in Spring 2010)
    8. Reviewed Board Policies Recommended for Affirmation, Minor Wording Changes or Rescission
    9. Presentation from Staff Group Representatives re 2010-2011 Budget:
     - Edmonton Public Teachers (NO ENCLOSURE) (7:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)
     10. Responses to Board Requests for Information
     (Good info on energy conservation efforts in the District)
     11. Committee, Board Representative and Trustee Reports (NO ENCLOSURE)

I. Trustee and Board Requests for Information

J. Notices of Motion

K. Meeting Dates

L. Adjournment

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