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0:00 Welcome, singing of O Canada, introductions, and approval of the agenda
3:05 Report from trustees about events they’ve attended
6:05 Report from the Chief Superintendent
11:50 Public question period. Answer to one of the two questions asked at the last board meeting. The question posed by ARTICS chair, Larry Leach at the last board meeting about why the 13-page legal opinion regarding pecuniary interest has not been released by trustees was not answered.
14:25 New public questions on trustee expenses and a list of non-school based positions with a salary of over $100,000. The CBE said that a response will be provided in writing as soon as possible after the meeting and read into the minutes of a future board meeting.
15:50 Establishment of planning committee. Trustees unanimously voted to change their weekly informal planning sessions to formal committee meetings.
26:20 Presentation on Knowledge and Employability (K&E) courses.
1:00:25 Questions about the presentation
1:29:15 Questions on 2011/2012 Transportation Fees for Kindergarten, Junior High, High School, Special Needs and Family Maximum (Note: the first 15 minutes of the question period were accidentally not recorded)
1:59:00 High school transportation fees. Unanimously approved to increase from $357.50 to $392.50 per year
2:05:45 Kindergarten transportation fee to increase from $200 to $215 per year. Approved by Trustees King, Cochrane, Ferguson and Bowen-Eyre. Opposed by Trustee King.
2:10:42 Eligible special needs students (grades 10-12) transportation fee to increase from $200 to $295 per year. Unanimously approved
2:15:28 Conditional charter transportation fee amended by Trustee Bowen-Eyre to increase from $200 to $335 per year. Unanimously approved.
2:21:15 Junior high charter and transit transportation fee amended by Trustee Lane to increase from $200 to $335 per year. Trustees Lane, King and Bowen-Eyre approved. Opposed by Trustees Cochrane and Ferguson.
2:48:24 Family maximum. Trustees decided to deal with elementary before returning to the family maximum.
2:58:48 Elementary transportation fees to increase from $200 to $295 per year. Unanimously approved.
3:02:05 Family maximum amended by Trustee Ferguson to be removed altogether. Approved by Trustees Lane, King, Ferguson and Bowen-Eyre. Opposed by Chair Cochrane.