This is a long meeting, containing a fall budget update, the presentation of audited financial statements, the annual education results report and the three year education plan.
0:00 Welcome, O Canada, Emily Follensbee school presentation, trustee reports
35:05 Public question by Trina Hurdman: “As reported in several media stories, the CBE used the additional provincial funding to add 158 FTE teachers. Could you please provide a breakdown of how many of those positions were classroom teachers and how many were learning leaders or other teaching specialists? Can you also provide the final average class sizes for K-3, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12?” The answer, in brief, was: The CBE doesn’t have that information.
42:00 Stakeholder report by Trevor Dreher, chair of Terrace Road school council, requesting that the consideration of closure be delayed
45:00 Stakeholder report by Jennifer Andrews, parent, questioning why academic standards vary so greatly between schools
48:45 Stakeholder report by Marie Belanger, parent, questioning the focus on character and citizenship to the detriment of academic success
52:30 Trustee inquiry by Trustee Taylor: “Are there any policies in place at the Calgary Board of Education that specifically offer protection to sexual minorities, also commonly referred to as LGBTQ students? If yes, please detail how the policies operate to ensure a respectful, welcoming environment for each and every student. If not, are any policies being developed and when will they be implemented?”
The answer, in brief, was: Personal and sexual harassment are prohibited.
57:35 Presentation and consideration of audited financial statements. Approved unanimously.
1:40:55 Combined Annual Education Results Report and Three Year Education Plan. Approved with five trustees in favour, Trustees Bazinet and Taylor opposed.
3:05:45 Terms of reference of the Board Evaluation Committee questioned by Trustee Taylor. Approved unanimously.
3:19:27 Locally Developed Courses report questioned by Trustee King
3:25:02 Trustee notice of motion by Trustee King: “To amend Board of Trustee processes in order that the Board receives authentic stakeholder input and inquiries.”
3:25:30 Board moves in camera