School buses bought

The Clearview Public Schools Board approved replacing three 52-passenger buses and one 70-passenger school bus for $408,211.53.

The purchasing process and evaluation process was 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.

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

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

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

The exchange program is a two-part exchange with Kingston students being hosted in Alberta in May.

Head office report

Superintendent Barron provided a report at the Clearview board meeting on March 20 on the work moving forward on the Education Plan and creating a ‘First Choice’ learning environment for Clearview’s students.

Deputy Superintendent MacDonald is organizing learning sessions for staff on the curriculum in April, May – 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 staff from Central Office and school principals attended a two-day Leadership Quality Standard Training on March 7 – 8 in Edmonton.

 

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