Board holds April 4 regular board meeting in Grimshaw

Board holds April 4 regular board meeting in Grimshaw

For immediate release
March 16, 2017—
On April 4, 2017, the Peace River School Division (PRSD) board of trustees will hold their regular board meeting in the community of Grimshaw at Grimshaw Jr. Sr. High School (GHS). The meeting will begin at 10:00 am and the board of trustees encourages the public to attend.

“Our goal is to provide our communities with opportunities to gain a better understanding of school board operation, school board governance and it also provides an opportunity for the board and the public to connect and engage” says PRSD Board Chair Darren Kuester. “This will be the fourth board meeting held in our school communities since the start of the last school year.”

Previous PRSD community board meetings have been held in Manning, Cleardale and Red Earth Creek. 

“The board wants to engage and connect with our communities and by having board meetings in the community, it makes it more accessible and inviting for the public to attend” says Kuester.

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.

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.

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 March 28, 2017. 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.