It was a month full of listening and learning, sharing ideas and projects with our staff, our community and our fellow elected governments. The list is long, but all are noteworthy. The role of a trustee is an important one, and we all take that role seriously.
Our mission states that we support and inspire each student to experience joy and fulfillment in realizing their potential as a knowledgeable, confident, and contributing citizen in the global community. We, as a board, have to mirror that mission in ourselves. This last month has been testament to that. Following are some of the events and opportunities the board took part in, in an effort to gain knowledge and contribute locally, provincially, nationally and yes, in some cases even globally.
There are a few changes to the Board Report this month. In addition to just the Chair reporting updates, the trustees themselves will have a voice in their own official activities. Our trustees work hard to walk the talk of our vision, mission and value statements.
After a short hiatus, the Board is eager to get back to work. Our staff, of course, have been busy behind the scenes, keeping everything running like clock-work. This month’s agenda-setting was chock-full of reports and items for discussion and updates for the board. Luckily, through our communications plan, which follows our values and goals as set out in the new Strategic Plan, we are able to see what goes where and when.
I’m afraid I don’t have a lot to report in regards to May. I would like to thank Vice-Chair Leech for taking over the helm whilst I was away for the better half of the month. During that time the District of Sechelt hosted the Intergovernmental meeting, to which we were a part. It is always good to be able to share ideas, and to keep the lines of communication open with our fellow elected officials.
Submitted by Vice-Chair Leech: April was a busy month for SD46 trustees with our regular meetings, the District Student Leadership Team forum and the BC School Trustees Association AGM. Trustees are also attending the SCTA and the CUPE collective agreement bargaining meetings. Chair Ruth was also in attendance at the Industry Training Authority Gala on April 9th to acknowledge the work of increasing the numbers of students in these training programs.