June 23, 2021 Board Meeting News

June 24th, 2021

Regional Office –

Superintendent Recruitment Update

The Board of Trustees received 13 applications from across the country for the position of Superintendent. On June 3rd the board met with consultant Jim Gibbons to shortlist the candidates, and the board interviewed four individuals on June 16th and 17th.

At the June 23rd meeting, the board passed a motion indicating that a successful candidate has been chosen, and they will request approval by the Minister of Education. Once approval has been received, an announcement will be made. The new superintendent will start their position on September 7, 2021.

Anthony Calliou receives Honourable Mention: Honouring Spirit Indigenous Student Award

Each year, the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) receives nominations from school divisions across the province for the Honouring Spirit Indigenous Student Awards. These awards recognize First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who model strength and commitment in the pursuit of their personal education path and embrace their own gifts, strengths and potential while celebrating the ways of their people. This year, the ASBA received 204 student nominations and twelve students received the prestigious award in a Virtual Presentation on June 21st.

Chair Tuininga had the pleasure of presenting Barrhead Outreach student Anthony Calliou a certificate of Honourable Mention. During the meeting, Chair Tuininga shared details of Anthony’s nomination which was submitted by First Nations, Métis and Inuit Liaison Darleen Olson and Teacher Joanne Wallace. Although Anthony was unable to attend the meeting due to work commitments, Wallace attended the meeting in person and accepted the certificate on his behalf. Congratulations Anthony!

Diploma Exam Fee in effect for Adult Students at VVS

Alberta Education has indicated that Vista Virtual School is responsible for diploma exam supervision for adult students. The board adopted the proposed non-refundable fee of $50 for exam supervision for adult students at Vista Virtual School who register to write a diploma exam.

Check out the board meeting agenda and minutes for more information.

The next school board meeting is at the Pembina Hills Regional Office on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m.