New school buses replace aging fleet

Proposals by vendors for the purchase of school buses were provided to the Clearview Public Schools Board of Trustees for approval on Wed. March 20.

The purchasing process and evaluation (rating) process were done in accordance with Board Policy and New West Partnership Trade Agreement (a trade partnership with the Governments of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan to ensure fair purchasing practices).

Based on the findings, the Board approved to replace three 52-passenger buses, and one 70-passenger school bus for $408,211.53 including tax.

The incoming buses will include air ride systems which provide benefits for safety and rider experiences for both staff and students.

Superintendent highlights

Clearview Public Schools Superintendent Peter Barron provided a report on moving their education plan forward and creating a “first choice” learning environment for Clearview’s students.

Deputy Superintendent MacDonald is organizing learning sessions for staff on curriculum moving to a concept based-focus on knowledge transfer.

Early Learning and Literacy Coordinator Coppock has been meeting with school councils throughout the division on balanced literacy.

Director of Inclusive Learning Gosse is meeting with all schools to review each student who may be requiring additional assistance.

Clearview supported 14 Educational Assistants to attend the Battle River EA conference.

Nine central office directors and school principals staff attended a two-day Leadership Quality Standard Training on March 7 and 8 in Edmonton.

Clearview announced a partnership with the Town of Stettler and County of Stettler to resurface the running and walking track in Stettler.

Archery competition

Wm. E. Hay Stettler Secondary Campus and Gus Wetter School received final approval from the Board of Trustees to travel to Regina, Sk. in May 2019 to participate in the Archery Nationals competition.

Big Valley School was also approved for their trip to Kingston, Ont. June 4 – 11, 2019.

The exchange program is a two-part exchange with Kingston students being hosted in Alberta in May and the Big Valley students travelling to Ontario in June.

Board principles and priorities for 2019-2020

Following the strategic planning workshop with Clearview leaders and school principals on Feb. 13, 2019 and a strategic planning workshop with trustees on March 19 the Board of Trustees approved the updated Board Principles and Priorities for 2019-20 as follows.

For principles: We believe Clearview Public Schools is the best education option for students in our communities.

We believe positive relationships and meaningful connections with students and our communities, are foundational to our success.

We value all students and their potential to have a positive impact on our future.

We make decisions in the best interests of all students.

We believe in and support our quality staff and their passion for learning and professional growth.

We embrace, promote and work to enhance our rural experience.

Board Priorities include a First-Choice Learning Environment by celebrating our learning environments which are so engaging, welcoming and successful that parents and students choose Clearview over any other education alternatives.

Our other main priority is to increase our students’ opportunities for success by ensuring their high performance on provincial examinations at all levels and meet the needs of all students with the provision of high-quality CTS and CTF programming

 

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