The August 25th board meeting was held at the PHSD Regional Office in Barrhead.
Resignation of Trustee Jackie Carson
The Board of Trustees accepted a letter of resignation from Westlock South Trustee Jackie Carson, as she and her family will be relocating and she will become ineligible to remain as a trustee. As municipal elections are to be held October 18th, 2021 the board decided not to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy at this time. Vice chair Wendy Scinski will temporarily serve as the board representative for the vacancy in Westlock South in addition to her role as the trustee for the Town of Westlock.
We wish Trustee Carson and her family all the best as they move closer to extended family and work. Thank you Trustee Carson for your dedicated service to the students and communities of Pembina Hills School Division.
Rates for Travel, Expenses and Honorariums unchanged for 2021-2022
Each year, the board reviews the rates to reimburse travel expenses for board members and employees, as well as the honorariums paid to board members for attending board or committee meetings.s
After reviewing the current rate schedule and comparing it with reimbursement rates for similar school divisions, the board opted to leave the rates unchanged at this time. View the approved rates annex here.
Board meeting broadcasts
In December 2020, the board passed a motion to livestream regular board meetings held at Regional Office for the 2020-2021 school year. Given the beginning of the new school year, the board reviewed this practice and debated the best path forward.
Rather than continuing with livestream, the board decided to record meetings where possible and will then post the recordings to the division website.
The next school board meeting is at the Regional Office on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m.