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Special Board Meeting Highlights - Jan 24th

Board Meeting Agenda

  1. The board approved a motion to consider the closure of New Brigden School.  The motion does not necessarily mean the school is closing, only that the board can undergo the public consultation process to help gather feedback before making a decision.  As part of the process, a meeting will be held at New Brigden School on March 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  A final decision regarding the future of the school will take place at the April 11, 2017 Regular Board Meeting.  New Brigden School has two students enrolled from grades 1-9 for the 2016-2017 school year.
  2. A motion was passed announcing the nomination and election dates of by-elections in Ward 1 (New Brigden, Oyen, Acadia Valley) and Ward 4 (Redcliff, Ralston, Jenner).  The by-election in Ward 1 includes two trustees and Ward 4 includes one trustee.  Nomination day is set for February 9, 2017 with the by-elections being held on March 9, 2017.  At least one by-election is required, as a result of three trustee resignations since the 2013 fall General Election, to meet the requirements of the School Act.  A second motion was approved to appoint Secretary-Treasurer Ryan Boser as the Returning Officer for the by-election and 2017 Fall General Election.
  3. The board defeated a motion to direct administration to use public consultation to determine whether the division should undertake an electoral boundary review, in preparation of the fall 2017 General Election.  The motion was put forward by trustee C. Hogg, who was the only trustee to vote in favour.  The defeated motion means the board will continue to operate as an eight member board moving into the fall 2017 General Election.