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Board Meeting - November 8, 2016

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1.  Superintendent Brian Andjelic announced his retirement, effective July 31, 2017.  See media release for further details.

2.  The 2015-2016 Annual Education Report and 2016-2019 Three-Year Education Plan two-pager was presented as information.  The two-page report outlines general division demographic information, capital priorities, budget information, communication strategies and the Prairie Rose Wildly Important Goals.  The full document can be viewed on the Prairie Rose website.

3.  The June Achievement and Diploma exam results were presented.  Overall Prairie Rose continues to see success in Social Studies, Math and English, while Sciences continue to struggle.

Combined Diploma Results (January and June)
Prairie Rose scored higher than the province at the achievement level in 6 of 10 subjects while PRSD students only achieved higher than the province in 3 of 10 categories at the excellence level.

PATS Grade 6 (based on # of students writing)
Prairie Rose scored higher than the province at the achievement level in 4 of 4 subjects while PRSD students only achieved higher than the province in 2 of 4 categories at the excellence level.

PATS Grade 9 (based on # of students writing)
Prairie Rose scored higher than the province at the achievement level in 3 of 4 subjects while PRSD students only achieved higher than the province in 0 of 4 categories at the excellence level.

While there are a number of specific strategies in the education plan targeted at continuous improvement, admnistration believes the wildly important goals that are related to literacy and and wellness will be  helpful in time.

4.  The board voted in favour of upholding the Seven Persons attendance area boundary.  A request from two families had come forward asking for the board to cover the cost of bussing from the Seven Persons attendance boundary to the Bow Island attendance boundary.

5.  Duplex Teacherage Unit O8A&B in Oyen was sold at a price of $85,000.

6.  Prairie Rose along with MHCBE, MH76, Grasslands school divisions were successful in obtaining a Mental Health Literacy grant.  The grant is for $60,000 (split between all divisions) and will allow the staff to access training for Go to Educator and Mental Health Literacy resources.