Whitesand Colony School established

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The Clearview Board of Trustees approved the establishment of Whitesand Colony School for 2016-17 as a school of the Clearview Public Schools, located at the Whitesand Hutterite Colony and within school division boundaries.

Education Plan
Superintendent Barron provided a report on the work in Clearview Public Schools which is moving our Education Plan forward and creating a “First Choice” learning environment for Clearview’s students.
A workshop for the board and principals was held Jan. 6.  The blanket exercise was interesting and proved to be foundational in the rest of the day’s discussion regarding communication.
Kurtis Hewson, from Jigsaw Learning, shared with the Board of Trustees his work in Clearview on the implementation of the Collaborative Response Model (CRM).
CRM invites teachers to work together on a regular basis to introduce interventions to meet the needs of all students.

Infrastructure projects
During October and November 2016, Russ McKay, Director of Facilities, met with school principals and conducted site visits to determine possible Infrastructure Maintenance Renewal (IMR) projects.
Management also reviewed facility audits conducted by Alberta Infrastructure to determine needs.
In general, $1,060,165 is available to address all known needs.  A roofing project is being reviewed for Erskine School which is estimated at $175,000.

Calendar Plans
Draft learning calendars for each of the 2017/18, 2018/19, and 2019/20 school years have been created. These calendars have the first day of school after Labour Day and maintain a minimum 183 instructional days.
Parents are encouraged to provide their feedback on the 2017-2018 Learning Calendar to school council chairs.

Enrollment distribution
Annually, Associate Superintendent Peter Neale provides a report to the Board of Trustees outlining enrollment data for the Clearview Public Schools, and the education enrollment choices made by parents and students in the jurisdiction.
Eighty-five per cent of students within our jurisdiction chose Clearview Public Schools as their “First Choice” for education in 2016-17.

excerpts from Spotlight by Superintendent Barron

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