In attendance:


Trustees:                      Trudy Bratland, Brent Buchanan, Pam Hansen, Luci Henry, Kelly Lowry, Lorrie Jess

Administration:           Jayson Lovell ( Superintendent), Roger Hall (Secretary-Treasurer), Jackie Haines (Recording Secretary), Vince Burke (Communications Coordinator)

Board Meeting Date  -  March 7, 2019

Minister Approves Superintendent Lovell Contract Renewal        

The Board was pleased to receive Ministerial Approval to renew Superintendent Lovell’s contract effective August 31, 2019 to July 31, 2024.

Inclusive Education in WCPS

The Board received an update from Danica Martin, assistant superintendent of Inclusive Education regarding an update on Inclusive Education in WCPS, including structure in schools, allocation, inclusion coaches and school social workers, and professional development.

4 Seasons of Reconciliation

The Board examined modules 5 and 6 of the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation with Shelagh Hagemann, WCPS First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student success coordinator. These modules cover treaties, residential schools, and truth and reconciliation.

Budget Deliberations

The Board approved its budget priorities in preparation for upcoming budget deliberations.

Edwin Parr Nominee

The Board nominated Rimbey Junior/Senior High School teacher, Kolt Bell as its Edwin Parr Nominee. The Edwin Parr Award is annually awarded to one first-year teacher in each zone of the Alberta School Boards’ Association (ASBA), who has demonstrated excellence in teaching. Each school division nominates one candidate, and a committee selects one of the candidates to receive the award for the zone. The Edwin Parr Award recipients are recognized at the ASBA Fall General Meeting.

Capital Plan Update and Approval

The Board approved its updated capital plan.

For more information, please contact:

Jayson Lovell, Superintendent of Schools, Ph: 403-783-3473 / Fax: 403-783-3483 / Email: