Board set to hold November board meeting at Red Earth Creek

Board set to hold November board meeting at Red Earth Creek

 On November 1, 2016, the board of trustees will hold their regular board meeting in the community of Red Earth Creek, at Red Earth Creek School.

“We held two board meetings in the community last year with good response from the school communities and the board wants to continue this practice” says Board Chair Darren Kuester. “It provides the opportunity for the board and public to connect and engage as well as brings greater understanding and awareness of school board operation and governance.”

The meeting will begin at 10:00 am at Red Earth Creek School and the board of trustees encourages the public to attend.

The regular board meeting structure will remain similar to PRSD regular board meetings with the exception of the addition of a question and answer period beginning at 11:30 am where attendees can ask general questions and engage with the board.

The meeting will begin with a review of the agenda, addressing action items which require decisions and motions to be made, an ‘in-camera’ session where the board discusses personnel and other legal or sensitive matters in private, policy development, a recap of committee meetings trustees attended, the highlighting of items in various senior management reports to the board, financial reports and the review of correspondence addressed to the board.

As always, should the public wish to address the board on a specific educational topic, they can apply to do so by contacting Corporate Secretary Denise Fortier at fortierd@prsd.ab.ca prior to October 20, 2016. The public will be given ten minutes to make their presentation, followed by a five minute question period. This portion is traditionally called a “delegation” and is separate from the question and answer period outlined previously. Delegations will begin at 1:00 pm.

“Whether you have or have had a student in the school system, are a community member, business member, staff, student or curious about the role of a school trustee, we hope that you can join us” says Kuester.

The agenda will be made available to the public on Friday, October 28, 2016 and will be posted on the divisional website at www.prsd.ab.ca on the “board of trustees” webpage.