Assurance Plan Results
The BRSD Board of Trustees heard a review of the school division’s most recent Assurance Plan Results at their October 13 meeting. The Assurance Plan Results are a summary of information about student achievement and parent satisfaction with the division’s educational program and are used to inform our Three Year Education Plan process.
As in all school divisions, BRSD students have experienced real disruptions in recent years. According to Deputy Superintendent Shan Jorgenson-Adam, we need to continue to support our students who are still in need of mental health and wellness supports.
BRSD is also continuing to assess our students in relation to literacy and numeracy and our staff are working to ensure gaps that have resulted in learning are being addressed.
We are certain connections between students, students and teachers and schools and community partners will strengthen now that our buildings are once again “open for business".
The board approved the use of up to $700,000 from the Transportation budget for the purchase of school buses. This should allow the addition of 5 or 6 new buses to the BRSD fleet.
Board Committee Terms of Reference
On an annual basis the Board reviews and updates the Terms of Reference for each of its committees.
At the October 13 meeting the Terms of Reference were reviewed for each of the Executive, Community Engagement, Student Affairs, Appeals and Negotiations committees.
Allan Johnstone Building
The BRSD Board supports the development of a joint use agreement with the Town of Hardisty, for the Allan Johnstone building and grounds. BRSD Administration will be working to develop a proposed agreement for Board approval.
School Bus Safety Week
October 17 to 21 is School Bus Safety Week in Alberta. BRSD Bus Drivers do an excellent job of keeping children safe as they travel to and from school each day. You can help. Passing a school bus, from either direction, when it is stopped with lights flashing, is illegal and dangerous. It could cost you 6 demerits, $567, and possibly a child's life.