Highlights - March 20, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Events and Strategic Partnerships, Board Meeting Evaluation Review, Board Advocacy - Key Messages, Accountability Report Governance Review, District Investment Policy, Trustee Absences, Confidentiality of Correspondence, Dates for Organizational Meeting and Trustee Orientation, and Special Guests in schools.The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to establish an external committee for the purpose of reviewing Trustee Compensation and bring recommendations to the Board in June 2017. The Board approved to amend Policy 8 – Board Committees to add a new ad hoc committee on Trustee Orientation. The Board approved by agreement of a quorum of the Trustees present that second and final reading should immediately follow the first reading. The Board approved for 2nd and Final Reading to amend Policy 8 – Board Committees to add a new ad hoc committee on Trustee Orientation with the following terms of reference.

Highlights - March 15, 2017
Chair Low provided an update of meetings and events as follows: Attended the Rural Education Symposium on March 5-7, 2017 in Edmonton. On March 9, 2017, the Board hosted a combined Parent and Trustee Forum. School Board Trustees are elected officials and the next Civic Election is on Monday, October 16, 2017; nomination day is September 18, 2017. Bill 1, which is the Bill to Reduce School Fees was introduced on March 2, 2017. The Provincial Budget will be released on March 16, 2017. The Board based on evidence provided in the Student Welfare Accountability Report determined which Quality Indicators have been met to the current evaluation period. Superintendent Rawlek provided a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning in the district to the Board of Trustees. The Board approved that the new Catholic school in the Silverado Community will bear the name Holy Child. The Board of Trustees approved the 2018‐2021 Capital Plan Three‐year priorities list and summary commentary. The Board approved as required by the Minister of Education the New Acquired Locally Developed Courses Creative Writing and Publishing 15, 25, 35 (5 credits), Military Studies 25 (3 credits) and Competencies in Math 15 (3 and 5 credits). The Board of Trustees approved the submission to the municipalities and to the Minister of Education its requisitions.

Highlights - March 1, 2017
Chair Low provided an update of meetings and events. On Thursday, February 16, 2017 the Board along with Chief Superintendent Gary Strother, and the Superintendent of Finance & Business John Deausy, met with the David Eggen Minister of Education, and members of his staff. On Monday, February 27, 2017 members of the Board had the honor of attending the Installation Mass for Bishop William McGrattan. The Board reviewed the Accountability Report - Student Welfare. The Board approved that the School Council Chairs from Our Lady of the Assumption, Msgr. Hetherington, Blessed Cardinal Newman, Our Lady of the Rosary and Bishop Grandin schools will represent our district at the 2017 Alberta School Council Association Conference. The Board approved the new Catholic school in the Aspen Woods community will bear the name Guardian Angel. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to prepare a joint nomination with Consel Scolaire FrancoSud, Medicine Hat Catholic, Holy Spirit Roman Catholic, and Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, nominating Bishop Fred Henry for an Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association Honorary Life Membership Award. The Board directed the Chair to write a letter of response to Mayor Nenshi’s invitation to participate in “3 Things for Canada."

Highlights - February 27, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes motion to move in private to discuss: Fierce Conversations Module 1 and Board Priority Settings.

Highlights - February 22, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes motion to move in private to discuss Event and Strategic Partnership Document (Board Invites), Board Meeting Self-Evaluation, Dates for Board Orientation Pre and Post-Election, Accountability Report Debrief - Analysis of Quality Indicators (QIs), Trustee Absences - Policy Clarification of Determination of Excused/ Unexcused and Confidentiality of Correspondence.

Highlights - February 15, 2017
The Board determines that the Quality Indicators have been met relative to the current evaluation period. Superintendant Rawlek provides a summary regarding Infrastructure and notes that Sherwood Elementary / Junior High School was awarded and has moved to pre-construction. The Board approves First, 2nd and Final Reading to amend Policy 7 Board Operations. The Board approves new Catholic school in the Skyview Community to be named Apostles of Jesus. The Board support a joint submission with other Catholic Boards to nominate Bishop Fred Henry for the ACSTA Honorary Life Membership. Superintendent Deausy states that the work continues on the 2017-2018 District Operating Budget process leading up to Provincial Budget 2017. Chair Low provides an update of meetings and events. The Board approves the following amendments to Policy 8, Board Committees for 2nd and Final Reading.

Highlights - February 15, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: February 16, 2017 Minister Meeting and the February 17, 2017 MLA Meeting.

Highlights - February 1, 2017
The Board directs the Chief Superintendent on matters relating to the ASBA Report. Superintendent Diduch presents feedback on the January Parent and Trustee Forum. The Board reviews the Accountability Report - Personnel Management. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. Chief Superintendent Strother states that the 2017-2018 Budget process has commenced. Board Chair Cheryl Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended.

Highlights - January 25, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Interim Key Role Evaluation, Review of Governance Structure, Policies and Procedures and Trustee Professional Development.

Highlights - January 18, 2017
The Board determines that quality indicators have been met for the Accountability Report on Faith Leadership. The Board approves the closure of the St. Anthony School Congregated Learning Disabilities program at the end of the 2016 -2017 school year. The Board approves bylaws relating to ward boundaries. The Board approves the Professional Development Request Form for Trustee Martin to attend the ASBA Bargaining Bootcamp. The Board directs the Chief to do a Request for Proposal for Audit Services. Trustee Teppler's report will be submitted to ACTSA. The Board approves five School Council Chairs to attend the ASCA Conference. Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. The Board refers to a Governance Session in regards to developing a Board Investment Policy. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary pages regarding district Infrastructure, Land and Planning.

Highlights - January 16, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Modernized Municipal Government Act (MMGA).

Highlights - December 15, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Proposed Ward Boundaries and Audit Committee, Request for Proposal/Audit Committee Policy Review.

Highlights - December 14, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. The Board directs the Chair to submit the ASBA Strategic Plan Survey. The Board approves the Trustee Professional Development request for Chair Low. The Board directs the Chair to submit input received from Trustees on Catholic Education Sunday Best Practices. The Board approves the agenda for Parent and Trustee Forums and Three Year Education Plan Development Process and Timelines. The Board approves the Borrowing Resolution. Brad MacDonald provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. Superintendent Diduch states when the November Parent and Trustee Forums occured and provides a proposed agenda for the January and March combined forums. The Board nominates the CCEF for the ACSTA Appreciation Award. The Board submits the Calgary Catholic FNMI Student Success initiative for the ASBA Premier's Award.

Highlights -December 12, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Alberta School Boards Association Strategic Plan, Communication Procedures, Review of Board Invites and Events Spreadsheet, Review of Board Meeting Self-Evaluation, A Request for Religion Curriculum Professional Development for Trustees and Confidential Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association Correspondence.

Highlights - November 30, 2016
The Board approves the 2015-2016 Year-End Audited Financial Statements. The Board approves the final draft of the Combined Annual Education Results report 2015-2016 and Three-Year Education Plan 2016-2019. Chair Low provides an update of meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his report on recent events and initiatives in the district. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. The Board directs the Board Chair and Chief Superintendent to send various letters of thanks and congratulations.

Highlights - November 15, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Collective Agreement Review.

Highlights - November 15, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Catholic Education with Bishop Henry.

Highlights - November 9, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Superintendent Deausy provides a budget update and an update on the sale to the City of a portion of Holy Trinity School land. Information regarding the November Parent and Trustee Forum was shared. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his report of recent events and initiatives in the district. Brad MacDonald, Director of Facilities provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. The Board approves to submit a respponse to the City Charter Overview. Chief Superintendent Strother discusses the review of Board Policy 11 and the recommendation. The Board appoints Trustee Cathie Williams as the ASBA Director for the term of November 2016 - December 2018. The Board directs the Chief on business arising from the discussion and approves several letters of thanks, welcome and congratulations to be sent.

Highlights - November 7, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board met with the president, vice-president and director of ACSTA to discuss Catholic education in Alberta.

Highlights - October 24, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Annual Work Plan, Board Advocacy Plan/Board Development Plan, Engagement Strategies, School Event Attendance by Political Representatives, Joint Advocacy, Agenda for ACSTA Executive Meeting on November 7, 2016, Written Response to the Proposed City Charter Overview, and Date Selections for Collective Agreement Review/Ward Boundaries.

Highlights - October 19, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother provides the Board with the Accountability Report for Student Learning. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his Chief Superintendent Report detailing recent events and initiatives in the district. The Board approves that Administration take all neccessary actions and proeedings to address the closure of the St. Anthony School Congregated Learning Disabilities Program at the end of the 2016 - 2017 year. The Board directs the Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education regarding the City Charter and Modernized Muncipal Government Act. Chief Superintendent Strother and Superintendent Diduch discuss the November Parent and Trustee Forum. The Board directs the Chair to invite the Minister of Education to meet with the Board. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. Superintendent Deausy discusses the city ward boundaries and legal requirements for district ward boundaries. Superintent Deausy provides a budget update. Superintendent Diduch discusses feedback from the School Council Chair and Trustee General Meeting.

Highlights - October 17, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Annual Work Plan, Board Operations, Media Approach and Board Advocacy Plan/Board Development Plan.

Highlights - October 5, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother provides an update on the response to the Child and Youth Advocate Act Review. The Board directs the Chief to prepare a proposed agenda for the November Parent and Trustee Forums. Superintendent Diduch provides feedback on the School Council Chair and Executive Orientation held on September 20, 2016. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his Chief Superintendent Report detailing recent events and initiatives in the district. The Board Chair will contact ACSTA with preferred dates for a meeting with the Board. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning.

Highlights - September 21, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother and Superintendent Deausy discuss the benefits of the use of Acorn, an online fee payment application system. Chief Superintendent Strother delivers his Chief Superintendent Report. The Director of Facilities/Construction provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. The Board approves the proposed agenda for the School Council Chair and Trustee General Meeting. The Board approves the name change for Blessed Mother Teresa School to St. Teresa of Calcutta School. The Board discusses city ward and district ward boundaries. The Board approves the move of a Special Board Meeting (Governance).

Highlights - September 7, 2016
The Board of Trustees directed the Chief Superintendent to submit feedback related to the Official Languages Consultation Roundtable to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Chief Superintendent Strother stated that Alberta Education offered financial assistance to school authorities who accepted displaced students by the Fort McMurray wildfires. Administration advised the Ministry that Calgary Catholic would not be submitting a request for incremental funding. The Chief Superintendent provides his report. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees approved as required by the Minister of Education the New Acquired Locally Developed Courses.

Highlights - June 24, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Municipal Land Usage and Joint Use Agreement.

Highlights - June 22, 2016
Superintendent Deausy states that the approved 2016 - 2017 District Operating Budget and Report are available on the district website. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. The Board approves that future meetings will begin with a territorial acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation. Chair Low reports on an annual facilitated evaluation for the Chief Superintendent. Chair Low reports that an annual externally facilitated Board self-evaluation process shall be completed. The Board designates the Chair to engage the services of ASBA for a personnel matter. Chair Low provides her report. The Chief Superintendent provides his report. The Board provides feedback and suggestions to the ASBA Director for consideration. The Board will provide feedback to the ACTSA Director. The Board directs the Chair and Chief to prepare various letters, surveys and nomination packages.

Highlights - June 22, 2016 - Organizational Meeting
Trustee Cheryl Low is acclaimed as Board Chair and Trustee Margaret Belcourt as Vice-Chair for the 2016 - 2017 term. The Board approves the calendar of Regular Public Board Meetings for the 2016 - 2017 term. The Board acclaims Trustee Linda Wellman as the Audit Committee Chair and Trustees Scarpino and Belcourt are appointed to sit as members of the Audit Committee. The Trustees are appointed to various Trustee Associations, External Boards and Agencies.

Highlights - June 14, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Board of Trustees' Self-Evaluation and personnel matters.

Highlights - June 13, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Chief Superintendent's Evaluation.

Highlights - June 8, 2016
Superintendent Deausy provides a copy of the draft of the 2016-2017 District Operating Budget and the 2016-2017 Budget Report to the Board of Trustees, who approved the budget. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. The Board receives accountability data provided for Quality Indicators 5.1 and 5.4. The Board approves the 2016-2017 meeting date schedule as presented for the Parent and Trustee Forums. Chair Low presents the Board Chair's Report for 2015-2016. Trustees provide information on their advocacy work with the Municipal Government Act. Chief Superintendent Strother provides an update on various events in the district. The Board of Trustees has been invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration via video conference.

Highlights - May 25, 2016
Superintendent Deausy provides a draft of the 2016 -2017 District Operating Budget to the Board and explains how it is organized. The Carbon Tax Levy has been put forward as a Proposed Policy Position for the ASBA Spring General Meeting. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. Superintendent Svoboda explains the Edwin Parr Award and nominees are introduced. Superintendent Svoboda also welcomes Deana Helton and Kevin DeForge who were recognized as part of Canada's Outstanding Principal Program. Chair Low provides a report. Chief Superintendent Strother provides updates on events in the district. The Board directs action on business arising from discussion of item 12.1 and 12.3.

Highlights - May 19, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Strategic Planning.

Highlights - May 18, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss a variety of items. The Board also directs the Chief to provide the statistics on population, the number of schools and the number of students based on the new City ward boundaries that will come into effect in October 2017.

Highlights - May 11, 2016
The Student Advisory Council (SAC) provides input about their experiences and the primary topics they discussed during the past school year. Superintendent Deausy states that the budget for the 2016-2017 school year is balanced and proposes several changes to accommodate mandated and uncontrolled costs. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. Chair Low provides a report on recent activities/initiatives. Board members will attend Municipal Government Act (MGA) Review Meetings. Board agrees that advocacy for Syrian refugees should come through the provincial organization ASBA. Chief Superintendent Strother states that to date 137 students from Fort McMurray are registered in 45 of our schools and the district is hoping to raise $105,000 for the relief effort. Board agrees that advocacy for the restoration of funding for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts should come through ASBA. Superintendent Diduch provides the Board with a proposed schedule for the School Orientation and Parent Trustee Meeting dates for the 2016-2017 school year. Chair Low reports on her attendance at the ASCA Conference.

Highlights – April 27, 2016
Superintendent Deausy provides an overview of the 2016 provincial budget presented on April 14, 2016 by Finance Minister Joe Ceci and the impacts on CCSD. The Board of Trustees passes a motion to continue the discussion on budget in private.The Board approves the selection of group 3 for submission to Dr. Sloan, Senior Education Advisor, Alberta School Board’s Association for the purposes of the Chief Superintendent Leadership Practices interviews as per Policy 12. In relation to Item 12.3 the Board directs the Chair to submit to the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Policy Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) by May 1, 2016, the proposed emergent policy position as discussed in-private.

Highlights - April 20, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Accountability Reports and Quality Indicators.

Highlights - April 19, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Board Strategic Planning.

Highlights - April 13, 2016
The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-2, Compensation and Benefits. The Board directs the Chief Superintendent to make available to Trustees an electronic copy of the Municipal Government Act - Implications for School Jurisdictions as well as provide costing details in regards to the two Parent and Trustee Forums held off Board property for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Deausy provided an update on the budget and ThoughtExchange process. The Board accepts the evidence provided in Monitoring Report EL-7, Risk Management. The Board approves the prepared submission regarding Teacher Quality Standard and School Leader Standard. The Board rescinds the Board Policy Statements, effective April 13, 2016. The Board directs the chair to write a letter of thanks to ASBA and other individuals in thanks for their guidance through the policy development process.

Highlights – March 22, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Draft Board Policy Handbook Review and the Draft Administrative Procedures Manual Review.

Highlights – March 16, 2016
The Board approves several new locally developed courses. The Board accepts the recommendations from the New School Naming Committees in Auburn Bay, south Cranston, New Brighton and Evanston. The Board accepts a letter from Alberta Education. The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-15, Fundraising. The Board rescinds Motion #206-16 made at the March 2, 2016 meeting. The Board directs the Chief to share the district experience in FNMI relationships as well as highlights of good news stories in the district. Superintendent Deausy provides a budget update. The Board approves the submission to the municipalities and to the Minister. The Board approves the 2017-2020 Capital Plan three-year priorities list and summary commentary. The Board supports the district submission to the Education Ministry as requested for policies related to sections 16.1 and 45.1 of the School Act. The Board directs the Chief to provide a submission as requested by ASBA. The Board directs the chair to send a letter of congratulations to Dr. Gerry Turcotte.

Highlights – March 7, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss a Staffing Update.

Highlights – March 2, 2016
The Board determines that several Quality Indicators have been met regarding Monitoring Reports EL-13. The ThoughtExchange process is going well with a lot of participant input on the budget. Superintendent Diduch stated that the March Parent and Trustee Forum will be held on March 14, 2016 with a focus on student success. The Board approved the request from Chair Low to attend the ASCA Conference and Annual General Meeting in April. The Board directed the Chair to draft a letter to the Chief of Staff to Minister Larivee, following up on their Municipal Government Act discussion.

Highlights – February 17, 2016
The Board determines that several Quality Indicators have been met regarding Monitoring Reports EL-7 and EL-8, but will require additional evidence to fulfill the requirements of certain indicators. Board Chair Low will look at available dates for the Board to review the Board Policy Manual and Administrative Procedures. Superintendent Deausy provides a budget update. based on revenue and expenditure assumptions. The Board referred the issue of survey data related to Faith Day to the Governance Session on March 22, 2016. Chief Superintendent Strother provided feedback regarding District Day with the Hitmen. The Board directed the Chair to write a letter to MLAs expressing key concerns with the MGA and City Charter.

Highlights – February 3, 2016
The Board approves a new acquired locally developed course. The Board will request Ministerial approval for transferring the Saddlebrook title to CBE. The Board determines that several Quality Indicators had been met regarding Monitoring Report EL-3. The Board supports the funding of five School Council Chairs to attend the 2016 ASCA Conference. The Board directs the Chief Superintendent to provide administrative support for the completion of reports for external organizations. Superintendent Deausy states that Administration is contemplating changes to the 2016-2017 District Operating Budget document. Superintendent Diduch provides feedback from the January 19, 2016 Combined Parent and Trustee Forum. The Board directs the Chair to send a letter to parents providing information on inclusive communities. The Board directs the Chief Superintendent to produce supporting documents regarding the MGA for the Board to use for advocacy. The Board completed the Strategic Plan Survey as requested by ASBA and submitted the survey online.

Highlights – February 1, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – January 25, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA).

Highlights – January 20, 2016
The Board determined that the Quality Indicators had been met for Monitoring Report E-2 and EL-10. Chief Superintendent Strother states that the 2016-2017 budget process has commenced with a number of processes occurring simultaneously. The Board of Trustees requests that the ASBA Strategic Plan Survey be added to the February 3, 2016 Regular Board Meeting.

Highlights – January 13, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – December 16, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – December 9, 2015
The Board approves a Borrowing Resolution and a Memorandum of Understanding. Bill 8 has passed and the next step will be drafting regulations to support the bill. The Board will continue to be consulted and will participate in any opportunities to provide input. The Board directed the Chair to request bylaw clarification from ASBA. The Board empowered the ASBA Director to request the discussion of the role that ASBA may play in advocating for refugee students. Administration has made the decision to place a moratorium on all international travel for the remainder of the 2015/2016 school year. The Board reviews quality indicators for various monitoring reports.

Highlights – December 8, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Governance Structure, Policies and Processes.

Highlights – December 2, 2015 - Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – November 25, 2015
The Board approves the 2015-2016 Year End Audited Financial Statements. Superintendent Deausy states that changes to the Staffing Guidelines will be incorporated into the 2016-2017 Staffing Guidelines if there are no cost implications. The Board defers the incorporation of Quality Indicators for Monitoring Reports E-1, EL-1, EL-4 and EL-5 to the December 9, 2015 meeting. The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-10. The Board approves the closure of the Primary and Middle Years Programme in the International Baccalaureate Programme at St. Michael School at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The Board approves the Combined Annual Education Results Report 2014-2015 and Three Year Education Plan 2015-2018.The Board approves the New Locally Developed Course Production Field Operations (PFO) 15.

Highlights – November 4, 2015
The Board approves Policy GP-18 and reaffirms Policy EL-3. The Board approves Monitoring Reports E-1 and EL-1. Chief Superintendent Strother states that the Provincial Budget (Budget 2015) was presented to the Legislature on October 27, 2015. The impact on the district’s 2015-2016 Operating Budget is negligible. Students and staff from St. Damien share their experiences with “Cooking up Kindness” where they prepared meals for families. Superintendent Diduch stated that as per the September 23, 2015 Board Memo, “Framework for November, January and March Parent and Trustee Forums, the November P&T Forums will continue building parent awareness and knowledge on resilience, wellness and student success.

Highlights – October 29, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: EL-3, Communication and Support to the Board; GP-18, Teacher Hearings; Future Board Education Topics; Review of Time Allocation-Board Meetings; Trustee Referral Form and Perpetual Planner Review.

Highlights – October 29, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Education Act Discussion – October 30, 2015.

Highlights – October 28, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Governance Structure, Policies and Processes.

Highlights – October 21, 2015
Chief Superintendent Strother states that the 2015 Provincial Budget will be tabled in the Legislature on October 27, 2015. Superintendent Deausy states that the 2016-2017 Stakeholder Input project with ThoughtExchange has commenced. The Board approves that Policy GP-18 be referred to at the next Governance Session. The School Chair and Trustee Meeting was held on October 8, 2015. Administration proposed an agenda for the March 14, 2016 Parent and Trustee Forums.

Highlights – October 20, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Chapter 9 Shepherd Leadership Review, Chapter 7 Shepherd Leadership and Board Work Allocation and Planning.

Highlights – October 7, 2015
The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-4. The Board approves the 2015 Financial Audit Plan. The Board reaffirms Policies EL-5 and EL-6. Superintendent Diduch provides feedback on School Council Orientations. Board Chair Low states that herself and Chief Superintendent Strother attended a meeting with Education Minister David Eggen on October 5, 2015. The Board participated in an Alberta Education Collective Bargaining Consultation Update. The Board approves that the Board engage the consulting services of ASBA Governance support to review the district’s governance structure. Board Chair Low and Trustees Belcourt and Martin attended the Alberta School Boards Association Day of Advocacy and provide an update.

Highlights – October 1, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Conversation and Finalization of Board Advocacy – Minister Eggen Meeting, Chapter 9 Shepherd Leadership Review, Chapter 7 Shepherd Leadership Review and Board Work Allocation and Planning.

Highlights – September 28, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Alberta Education Bargaining Consultation and Board Advocacy – Minister Eggen meeting.

Highlights – September 25, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Hearing File No. 0615-0915.

Highlights – September 23, 2015
The Board discusses the Academic Theme Success for All Students which has evolved into the academic theme for 2015-2016 Success for All Students – Student Wellness (mental health/resiliency) and Assessment (supporting academic excellence). Superintendent Diduch provides the Board with the agenda for the September 24 and September 29 School Council Chair and Executive Orientations. Superintendent Deausy states that the district received the template for the 2015 Fall Update to the 2015-2016 Budget, generally presented to the Board in early November and submitted to the Ministry of Education prior to the November 30, 2015 deadline. Superintendent Diduch states the School Council Chair and Trustee General Meeting will be held on October 8, 2015 at WinSport Canada Olympic Park. Superintendent Diduch also states that all Parent and Trustee Forums begin with Trustee Updates followed by specific sessions based on parent feedback and district direction. The Board reaffirms Policies EL-4 and GP-7.

Highlights – September 21, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Meeting Objectives and Board Governance Review and Direction.

Highlights – September 9, 2015
The Board discusses the 2015-2016 Faith Theme, “Walk Humbly with God,” Board Chair Low presents the Board Chair’s Report for the 2014-2015 school year, the Board approves Monitoring Report EL-5, the Board refers Policy EL-3 to the next governance session, the Board approves Policies GP-5, GP-20 and GP22. Superintendent Diduch provides information on the School Council Orientation dates and sessions. Chief Superintendent provides information on The Bishop’s Dinner. Chair Low discusses the monthly column that the Board will provide to Great West News and other community newsletters. Chair Low states that now is a great time for the Board to meet with their MLAs. Superintendent Deausy discusses the process for stakeholder input into the 2016-2017 budget. Superintendent Rawlek states that the CCSD has started construction on four schools and two modernizations. Chief Superintendent states that Opening Mass took place on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Superintendent Ross shares information on the 7th Annual Calgary Catholic Run & Walk. Chief Superintendent provides update on 2015 Students Learning Assessment Pilot. Superintendent Rawlek provides summer construction and maintenance update.

Highlights - September 2, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
Board of Trustees pass a motion to move in private to discuss: Board Governance Issue, Meeting with Minister Eggen Debrief and response, Request from Alberta Government for Budget Input, Exempt Staff Update and Deferred other items to a future meeting.

Highlights – June 24, 2015 – Organizational Meeting
Trustee Cheryl Low was elected as Board Chair and Trustee Margaret Belcourt was elected as Vice-Chair for the 2015 – 2016 term. Board approves the calendar of Regular Public Board Meetings for the 2015 – 2016 term. Trustees were appointed to various Trustee Associations, External Boards and Agencies.

Highlights – June 24, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report E-3, Contributors to Society; re-affirms Policies EL-2, Compensation and Benefits and GP-4, Board Job Contributions; approves Policy BC-5, Monitoring Executive Performance for First, 2nd and Final Reading; approves Policy GP-15, Board Planning and Agenda Control for 2nd and Final Reading. The Board approves the 2015-2016 District Operating Budget. Representatives from Ascension of our Lord School presented their school’s Kindness Challenge – a year-long project based on this year’s faith theme.

Highlights – June 23, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
Board went into a private meeting at 9:30 a.m. to work on their Governance model, the meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

Highlights – June 10, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report EL-14, Treatment of Volunteers; approves that Policy GP-5, Code of Conduct be referred to at the next Governance Session on June 23, 2015; approves Policies GP-15, Board Planning Cycle and Agenda Control for First Reading; approves Policy GP-20 Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and Procedures for First, Second and Final Reading; approves Policies GP-3, Governance Leadership; GP-6, Policy Development Process; GP-7, Board Chair’s Role; GP-8, Board Task Force Principles; GP-9, Trustee Compensation and Expenses; GP-10, Investment in Governance; GP-14, Board Linkage With Other Organizations; GP-17, Handling of Apparent Policy Violations; GP-19, Teacher Hearings; GP-22, Trustee Elections; EL-1, Treatment of Staff; EL-3, Communication and Support to the Board; EL-5, Financial Planning; and BC-2, Corporate Authority for First, 2nd and Final Reading.The Board approves the repeal of Policy GP-18, Board Meeting Procedures. Volunteers from St. Bernadette were recognized. Superintendent Deausy provides a revised version of the Draft 2015-2016 Operating Budget, which will be approved by the Board at the June 24, 2015 meeting.

Highlights – May 27, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report EL-12, Linkages with Other Agencies, approves that Policy EL-1, Treatment of Staff be referred to at the next Governance Session of June 3, 2015 and approves Policy GP-3, Governance Leadership for the First, Second and Final Reading. Luigi Fortini, Supervisor Diverse Learning and Anna McMilan, Seasoned DLCT spoke about how the professional development series has built their capacity and that of the teachers they work with. Superintendent Deausy stated that the deadline for the submission of the 2015/2016 Operating Budget has been extended to June 30. The Board approves the Chief Superintendent’s Evaluation Report. Superintendent Diduch provides a revised proposed School Council/Parent and Trustee Meeting dates for the 2015/2016 school year.

Highlights – May 13, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report EL-11, Information Management, reaffirms Policy EL, General Executive Constraint, approves that Policy GP-3, Governance Leadership be referred to at the next Governance Session of May 19, 2015 and approves the new Acquired Locally Developed Course, Physics (AP) 35 (3 credits). The Board approves a Communications Task Force for a holistic communications strategy for Trustees. Superintendent Deausy provided a draft of the 2015-2016 District Operating Budget to the Board and stated that the reporting of the Budget has been extended to June 30, 2015. Superintendent Diduch provided proposed dates for School Council / Parent and Trustee Meeting dates for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Diduch stated that the Board approved a $2,500 budget for five School Council Chairs to attend the ASCA Conference on April 24-26, 2015.

Highlights – April 22, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
Board waived the notice requirements for the calling of a Special Board meeting. Chair Wellman stated that Employee Matter No. 1 was resolved and would not be addressed. The Board passed a motion excusing Trustee Williams from voting on Case File # 151521 as per her declaration of a bias in the matter.The Board passed a motion to support the recommendation of the Chief Superintendent regarding Employment Matter bearing Case File # 151521 and directed the
Chief Superintendent to communicate this decision to the complainant.

Highlights – April 22, 2015
Chief Superintendent Strother and The Board of Trustees presented district Chaplain Father Eric with a commemorative plaque and thanked him for his service. The Board of Trustees approves Monitoring Reports EL-2, Compensation and
Benefits and EL-9, School Councils. The Board approves Policies BC-3, Accountability of the Chief Superintendent, BC-5, Monitoring Executive Performance and GP-14, Board Linkage with Other Organizations for 2nd and Final Reading. The work of theTrustee Website Task force is considered completed and is henceforth disbanded. Superintendent Deausy states that the Board’s budget is proposed to decrease 1.37% (from $1,135,314 in the 2014-2015 budget to $1,119,798 in the 2015-2016 Budget).The Instructional Services team zeroes in on Chemistry 30 analysis, data, and contributing factors, and an action plan was created on moving forward. Superintendent Diduch provided the Board of Trustees with the results of the School Council Survey Feedback on the yearly Parent and Trustee Forum meetings.

Highlights – March 18, 2015
Board approves EL-15 Monitoring Report; Approval of Policies BC-3, BC-5 and GP-14 for first reading; Approval of Policies BC-4 and EL-3 for second and final reading; New Locally Developed Course: Self-Directed Learning 15 approved; New Acquired Locally Developed Courses: Advanced/Touring Theatre (15, 25, 35), Technical Theatre (15, 25, 35) and Geology 25 approved; Province will announce budget on March 26, 2015; Budget approval to send five School Council Chair members along with Trustee Williams and Superintendent Diduch to Alberta School Councils Association Conference; St. Henry Principal Marcie Gomes recognized for being one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals this year.

Highlights - March 4, 2015
Approval of EL-13 Monitoring Report, New staffing system will be utilized in time for the 2015-2016 school year, Learning Commons spaces will form in each school and involve reimaging library spaces, overview of Junior ATB program taking place at St. Isabella School.

Highlights – February 18, 2015
Approval of EL-7, EL-8 Monitoring Reports, Board completes Alberta Government budget survey.

Highlights – February 4, 2015
Approval of Monitoring Report EL-3, Feedback presented about January’s Parent and Trustee Forum, Announcement that ACSTA spring retreat has been cancelled, information to be gathered by stakeholders soon regarding the 2015-2016 budget.

Highlights – January 21, 2015
Budget update, Approval of Monitoring Report E-2, Locally Developed Courses approved by Board, Board publically acknowledges Ted and Shirley Valentine and Thomas Hickey for receiving the ACSTA Appreciation Award, Board publically acknowledges Chief Rick Hanson for receiving the ASBA Friends of Education Award, Board approves ratification of Mediator’s Recommended Terms of Settlement between CCSD and Unifor local 1990.

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Highlights - March 20, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Events and Strategic Partnerships, Board Meeting Evaluation Review, Board Advocacy - Key Messages, Accountability Report Governance Review, District Investment Policy, Trustee Absences, Confidentiality of Correspondence, Dates for Organizational Meeting and Trustee Orientation, and Special Guests in schools.The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to establish an external committee for the purpose of reviewing Trustee Compensation and bring recommendations to the Board in June 2017. The Board approved to amend Policy 8 – Board Committees to add a new ad hoc committee on Trustee Orientation. The Board approved by agreement of a quorum of the Trustees present that second and final reading should immediately follow the first reading. The Board approved for 2nd and Final Reading to amend Policy 8 – Board Committees to add a new ad hoc committee on Trustee Orientation with the following terms of reference.

Highlights - March 15, 2017
Chair Low provided an update of meetings and events as follows: Attended the Rural Education Symposium on March 5-7, 2017 in Edmonton. On March 9, 2017, the Board hosted a combined Parent and Trustee Forum. School Board Trustees are elected officials and the next Civic Election is on Monday, October 16, 2017; nomination day is September 18, 2017. Bill 1, which is the Bill to Reduce School Fees was introduced on March 2, 2017. The Provincial Budget will be released on March 16, 2017. The Board based on evidence provided in the Student Welfare Accountability Report determined which Quality Indicators have been met to the current evaluation period. Superintendent Rawlek provided a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning in the district to the Board of Trustees. The Board approved that the new Catholic school in the Silverado Community will bear the name Holy Child. The Board of Trustees approved the 2018‐2021 Capital Plan Three‐year priorities list and summary commentary. The Board approved as required by the Minister of Education the New Acquired Locally Developed Courses Creative Writing and Publishing 15, 25, 35 (5 credits), Military Studies 25 (3 credits) and Competencies in Math 15 (3 and 5 credits). The Board of Trustees approved the submission to the municipalities and to the Minister of Education its requisitions.

Highlights - March 1, 2017
Chair Low provided an update of meetings and events. On Thursday, February 16, 2017 the Board along with Chief Superintendent Gary Strother, and the Superintendent of Finance & Business John Deausy, met with the David Eggen Minister of Education, and members of his staff. On Monday, February 27, 2017 members of the Board had the honor of attending the Installation Mass for Bishop William McGrattan. The Board reviewed the Accountability Report - Student Welfare. The Board approved that the School Council Chairs from Our Lady of the Assumption, Msgr. Hetherington, Blessed Cardinal Newman, Our Lady of the Rosary and Bishop Grandin schools will represent our district at the 2017 Alberta School Council Association Conference. The Board approved the new Catholic school in the Aspen Woods community will bear the name Guardian Angel. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to prepare a joint nomination with Consel Scolaire FrancoSud, Medicine Hat Catholic, Holy Spirit Roman Catholic, and Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools, nominating Bishop Fred Henry for an Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association Honorary Life Membership Award. The Board directed the Chair to write a letter of response to Mayor Nenshi’s invitation to participate in “3 Things for Canada."

Highlights - February 27, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes motion to move in private to discuss: Fierce Conversations Module 1 and Board Priority Settings.

Highlights - February 22, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes motion to move in private to discuss Event and Strategic Partnership Document (Board Invites), Board Meeting Self-Evaluation, Dates for Board Orientation Pre and Post-Election, Accountability Report Debrief - Analysis of Quality Indicators (QIs), Trustee Absences - Policy Clarification of Determination of Excused/ Unexcused and Confidentiality of Correspondence.

Highlights - February 15, 2017
The Board determines that the Quality Indicators have been met relative to the current evaluation period. Superintendant Rawlek provides a summary regarding Infrastructure and notes that Sherwood Elementary / Junior High School was awarded and has moved to pre-construction. The Board approves First, 2nd and Final Reading to amend Policy 7 Board Operations. The Board approves new Catholic school in the Skyview Community to be named Apostles of Jesus. The Board support a joint submission with other Catholic Boards to nominate Bishop Fred Henry for the ACSTA Honorary Life Membership. Superintendent Deausy states that the work continues on the 2017-2018 District Operating Budget process leading up to Provincial Budget 2017. Chair Low provides an update of meetings and events. The Board approves the following amendments to Policy 8, Board Committees for 2nd and Final Reading.

Highlights - February 15, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: February 16, 2017 Minister Meeting and the February 17, 2017 MLA Meeting.

Highlights - February 1, 2017
The Board directs the Chief Superintendent on matters relating to the ASBA Report. Superintendent Diduch presents feedback on the January Parent and Trustee Forum. The Board reviews the Accountability Report - Personnel Management. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. Chief Superintendent Strother states that the 2017-2018 Budget process has commenced. Board Chair Cheryl Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended.

Highlights - January 25, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Interim Key Role Evaluation, Review of Governance Structure, Policies and Procedures and Trustee Professional Development.

Highlights - January 18, 2017
The Board determines that quality indicators have been met for the Accountability Report on Faith Leadership. The Board approves the closure of the St. Anthony School Congregated Learning Disabilities program at the end of the 2016 -2017 school year. The Board approves bylaws relating to ward boundaries. The Board approves the Professional Development Request Form for Trustee Martin to attend the ASBA Bargaining Bootcamp. The Board directs the Chief to do a Request for Proposal for Audit Services. Trustee Teppler's report will be submitted to ACTSA. The Board approves five School Council Chairs to attend the ASCA Conference. Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. The Board refers to a Governance Session in regards to developing a Board Investment Policy. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary pages regarding district Infrastructure, Land and Planning.

Highlights - January 16, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Modernized Municipal Government Act (MMGA).

Highlights - December 15, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Proposed Ward Boundaries and Audit Committee, Request for Proposal/Audit Committee Policy Review.

Highlights - December 14, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. The Board directs the Chair to submit the ASBA Strategic Plan Survey. The Board approves the Trustee Professional Development request for Chair Low. The Board directs the Chair to submit input received from Trustees on Catholic Education Sunday Best Practices. The Board approves the agenda for Parent and Trustee Forums and Three Year Education Plan Development Process and Timelines. The Board approves the Borrowing Resolution. Brad MacDonald provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. Superintendent Diduch states when the November Parent and Trustee Forums occured and provides a proposed agenda for the January and March combined forums. The Board nominates the CCEF for the ACSTA Appreciation Award. The Board submits the Calgary Catholic FNMI Student Success initiative for the ASBA Premier's Award.

Highlights -December 12, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Alberta School Boards Association Strategic Plan, Communication Procedures, Review of Board Invites and Events Spreadsheet, Review of Board Meeting Self-Evaluation, A Request for Religion Curriculum Professional Development for Trustees and Confidential Alberta Catholic School Trustees Association Correspondence.

Highlights - November 30, 2016
The Board approves the 2015-2016 Year-End Audited Financial Statements. The Board approves the final draft of the Combined Annual Education Results report 2015-2016 and Three-Year Education Plan 2016-2019. Chair Low provides an update of meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his report on recent events and initiatives in the district. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. The Board directs the Board Chair and Chief Superintendent to send various letters of thanks and congratulations.

Highlights - November 15, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Collective Agreement Review.

Highlights - November 15, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Catholic Education with Bishop Henry.

Highlights - November 9, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Superintendent Deausy provides a budget update and an update on the sale to the City of a portion of Holy Trinity School land. Information regarding the November Parent and Trustee Forum was shared. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his report of recent events and initiatives in the district. Brad MacDonald, Director of Facilities provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. The Board approves to submit a respponse to the City Charter Overview. Chief Superintendent Strother discusses the review of Board Policy 11 and the recommendation. The Board appoints Trustee Cathie Williams as the ASBA Director for the term of November 2016 - December 2018. The Board directs the Chief on business arising from the discussion and approves several letters of thanks, welcome and congratulations to be sent.

Highlights - November 7, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board met with the president, vice-president and director of ACSTA to discuss Catholic education in Alberta.

Highlights - October 24, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Annual Work Plan, Board Advocacy Plan/Board Development Plan, Engagement Strategies, School Event Attendance by Political Representatives, Joint Advocacy, Agenda for ACSTA Executive Meeting on November 7, 2016, Written Response to the Proposed City Charter Overview, and Date Selections for Collective Agreement Review/Ward Boundaries.

Highlights - October 19, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother provides the Board with the Accountability Report for Student Learning. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his Chief Superintendent Report detailing recent events and initiatives in the district. The Board approves that Administration take all neccessary actions and proeedings to address the closure of the St. Anthony School Congregated Learning Disabilities Program at the end of the 2016 - 2017 year. The Board directs the Chair to write a letter to the Minister of Education regarding the City Charter and Modernized Muncipal Government Act. Chief Superintendent Strother and Superintendent Diduch discuss the November Parent and Trustee Forum. The Board directs the Chair to invite the Minister of Education to meet with the Board. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. Superintendent Deausy discusses the city ward boundaries and legal requirements for district ward boundaries. Superintent Deausy provides a budget update. Superintendent Diduch discusses feedback from the School Council Chair and Trustee General Meeting.

Highlights - October 17, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Annual Work Plan, Board Operations, Media Approach and Board Advocacy Plan/Board Development Plan.

Highlights - October 5, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother provides an update on the response to the Child and Youth Advocate Act Review. The Board directs the Chief to prepare a proposed agenda for the November Parent and Trustee Forums. Superintendent Diduch provides feedback on the School Council Chair and Executive Orientation held on September 20, 2016. Chief Superintendent Strother provides his Chief Superintendent Report detailing recent events and initiatives in the district. The Board Chair will contact ACSTA with preferred dates for a meeting with the Board. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning.

Highlights - September 21, 2016
Chair Low provides an update on recent meetings and events attended. Chief Superintendent Strother and Superintendent Deausy discuss the benefits of the use of Acorn, an online fee payment application system. Chief Superintendent Strother delivers his Chief Superintendent Report. The Director of Facilities/Construction provides a summary page regarding Infrastructure, Land and Planning. The Board approves the proposed agenda for the School Council Chair and Trustee General Meeting. The Board approves the name change for Blessed Mother Teresa School to St. Teresa of Calcutta School. The Board discusses city ward and district ward boundaries. The Board approves the move of a Special Board Meeting (Governance).

Highlights - September 7, 2016
The Board of Trustees directed the Chief Superintendent to submit feedback related to the Official Languages Consultation Roundtable to the Minister of Canadian Heritage. Chief Superintendent Strother stated that Alberta Education offered financial assistance to school authorities who accepted displaced students by the Fort McMurray wildfires. Administration advised the Ministry that Calgary Catholic would not be submitting a request for incremental funding. The Chief Superintendent provides his report. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees approved as required by the Minister of Education the New Acquired Locally Developed Courses.

Highlights - June 24, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Municipal Land Usage and Joint Use Agreement.

Highlights - June 22, 2016
Superintendent Deausy states that the approved 2016 - 2017 District Operating Budget and Report are available on the district website. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. The Board approves that future meetings will begin with a territorial acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation. Chair Low reports on an annual facilitated evaluation for the Chief Superintendent. Chair Low reports that an annual externally facilitated Board self-evaluation process shall be completed. The Board designates the Chair to engage the services of ASBA for a personnel matter. Chair Low provides her report. The Chief Superintendent provides his report. The Board provides feedback and suggestions to the ASBA Director for consideration. The Board will provide feedback to the ACTSA Director. The Board directs the Chair and Chief to prepare various letters, surveys and nomination packages.

Highlights - June 22, 2016 - Organizational Meeting
Trustee Cheryl Low is acclaimed as Board Chair and Trustee Margaret Belcourt as Vice-Chair for the 2016 - 2017 term. The Board approves the calendar of Regular Public Board Meetings for the 2016 - 2017 term. The Board acclaims Trustee Linda Wellman as the Audit Committee Chair and Trustees Scarpino and Belcourt are appointed to sit as members of the Audit Committee. The Trustees are appointed to various Trustee Associations, External Boards and Agencies.

Highlights - June 14, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Board of Trustees' Self-Evaluation and personnel matters.

Highlights - June 13, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Chief Superintendent's Evaluation.

Highlights - June 8, 2016
Superintendent Deausy provides a copy of the draft of the 2016-2017 District Operating Budget and the 2016-2017 Budget Report to the Board of Trustees, who approved the budget. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. The Board receives accountability data provided for Quality Indicators 5.1 and 5.4. The Board approves the 2016-2017 meeting date schedule as presented for the Parent and Trustee Forums. Chair Low presents the Board Chair's Report for 2015-2016. Trustees provide information on their advocacy work with the Municipal Government Act. Chief Superintendent Strother provides an update on various events in the district. The Board of Trustees has been invited to appear before the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration via video conference.

Highlights - May 25, 2016
Superintendent Deausy provides a draft of the 2016 -2017 District Operating Budget to the Board and explains how it is organized. The Carbon Tax Levy has been put forward as a Proposed Policy Position for the ASBA Spring General Meeting. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. Superintendent Svoboda explains the Edwin Parr Award and nominees are introduced. Superintendent Svoboda also welcomes Deana Helton and Kevin DeForge who were recognized as part of Canada's Outstanding Principal Program. Chair Low provides a report. Chief Superintendent Strother provides updates on events in the district. The Board directs action on business arising from discussion of item 12.1 and 12.3.

Highlights - May 19, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Strategic Planning.

Highlights - May 18, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss a variety of items. The Board also directs the Chief to provide the statistics on population, the number of schools and the number of students based on the new City ward boundaries that will come into effect in October 2017.

Highlights - May 11, 2016
The Student Advisory Council (SAC) provides input about their experiences and the primary topics they discussed during the past school year. Superintendent Deausy states that the budget for the 2016-2017 school year is balanced and proposes several changes to accommodate mandated and uncontrolled costs. Superintendent Rawlek provides a summary page of the Infrastructure, Land and Planning to the Board. Chair Low provides a report on recent activities/initiatives. Board members will attend Municipal Government Act (MGA) Review Meetings. Board agrees that advocacy for Syrian refugees should come through the provincial organization ASBA. Chief Superintendent Strother states that to date 137 students from Fort McMurray are registered in 45 of our schools and the district is hoping to raise $105,000 for the relief effort. Board agrees that advocacy for the restoration of funding for the Alberta Foundation for the Arts should come through ASBA. Superintendent Diduch provides the Board with a proposed schedule for the School Orientation and Parent Trustee Meeting dates for the 2016-2017 school year. Chair Low reports on her attendance at the ASCA Conference.

Highlights – April 27, 2016
Superintendent Deausy provides an overview of the 2016 provincial budget presented on April 14, 2016 by Finance Minister Joe Ceci and the impacts on CCSD. The Board of Trustees passes a motion to continue the discussion on budget in private.The Board approves the selection of group 3 for submission to Dr. Sloan, Senior Education Advisor, Alberta School Board’s Association for the purposes of the Chief Superintendent Leadership Practices interviews as per Policy 12. In relation to Item 12.3 the Board directs the Chair to submit to the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Policy Development Advisory Committee (PDAC) by May 1, 2016, the proposed emergent policy position as discussed in-private.

Highlights - April 20, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Accountability Reports and Quality Indicators.

Highlights - April 19, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss Board Strategic Planning.

Highlights - April 13, 2016
The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-2, Compensation and Benefits. The Board directs the Chief Superintendent to make available to Trustees an electronic copy of the Municipal Government Act - Implications for School Jurisdictions as well as provide costing details in regards to the two Parent and Trustee Forums held off Board property for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Deausy provided an update on the budget and ThoughtExchange process. The Board accepts the evidence provided in Monitoring Report EL-7, Risk Management. The Board approves the prepared submission regarding Teacher Quality Standard and School Leader Standard. The Board rescinds the Board Policy Statements, effective April 13, 2016. The Board directs the chair to write a letter of thanks to ASBA and other individuals in thanks for their guidance through the policy development process.

Highlights – March 22, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Draft Board Policy Handbook Review and the Draft Administrative Procedures Manual Review.

Highlights – March 16, 2016
The Board approves several new locally developed courses. The Board accepts the recommendations from the New School Naming Committees in Auburn Bay, south Cranston, New Brighton and Evanston. The Board accepts a letter from Alberta Education. The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-15, Fundraising. The Board rescinds Motion #206-16 made at the March 2, 2016 meeting. The Board directs the Chief to share the district experience in FNMI relationships as well as highlights of good news stories in the district. Superintendent Deausy provides a budget update. The Board approves the submission to the municipalities and to the Minister. The Board approves the 2017-2020 Capital Plan three-year priorities list and summary commentary. The Board supports the district submission to the Education Ministry as requested for policies related to sections 16.1 and 45.1 of the School Act. The Board directs the Chief to provide a submission as requested by ASBA. The Board directs the chair to send a letter of congratulations to Dr. Gerry Turcotte.

Highlights – March 7, 2016 - Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss a Staffing Update.

Highlights – March 2, 2016
The Board determines that several Quality Indicators have been met regarding Monitoring Reports EL-13. The ThoughtExchange process is going well with a lot of participant input on the budget. Superintendent Diduch stated that the March Parent and Trustee Forum will be held on March 14, 2016 with a focus on student success. The Board approved the request from Chair Low to attend the ASCA Conference and Annual General Meeting in April. The Board directed the Chair to draft a letter to the Chief of Staff to Minister Larivee, following up on their Municipal Government Act discussion.

Highlights – February 17, 2016
The Board determines that several Quality Indicators have been met regarding Monitoring Reports EL-7 and EL-8, but will require additional evidence to fulfill the requirements of certain indicators. Board Chair Low will look at available dates for the Board to review the Board Policy Manual and Administrative Procedures. Superintendent Deausy provides a budget update. based on revenue and expenditure assumptions. The Board referred the issue of survey data related to Faith Day to the Governance Session on March 22, 2016. Chief Superintendent Strother provided feedback regarding District Day with the Hitmen. The Board directed the Chair to write a letter to MLAs expressing key concerns with the MGA and City Charter.

Highlights – February 3, 2016
The Board approves a new acquired locally developed course. The Board will request Ministerial approval for transferring the Saddlebrook title to CBE. The Board determines that several Quality Indicators had been met regarding Monitoring Report EL-3. The Board supports the funding of five School Council Chairs to attend the 2016 ASCA Conference. The Board directs the Chief Superintendent to provide administrative support for the completion of reports for external organizations. Superintendent Deausy states that Administration is contemplating changes to the 2016-2017 District Operating Budget document. Superintendent Diduch provides feedback from the January 19, 2016 Combined Parent and Trustee Forum. The Board directs the Chair to send a letter to parents providing information on inclusive communities. The Board directs the Chief Superintendent to produce supporting documents regarding the MGA for the Board to use for advocacy. The Board completed the Strategic Plan Survey as requested by ASBA and submitted the survey online.

Highlights – February 1, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – January 25, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss the Teachers’ Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA).

Highlights – January 20, 2016
The Board determined that the Quality Indicators had been met for Monitoring Report E-2 and EL-10. Chief Superintendent Strother states that the 2016-2017 budget process has commenced with a number of processes occurring simultaneously. The Board of Trustees requests that the ASBA Strategic Plan Survey be added to the February 3, 2016 Regular Board Meeting.

Highlights – January 13, 2016 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – December 16, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – December 9, 2015
The Board approves a Borrowing Resolution and a Memorandum of Understanding. Bill 8 has passed and the next step will be drafting regulations to support the bill. The Board will continue to be consulted and will participate in any opportunities to provide input. The Board directed the Chair to request bylaw clarification from ASBA. The Board empowered the ASBA Director to request the discussion of the role that ASBA may play in advocating for refugee students. Administration has made the decision to place a moratorium on all international travel for the remainder of the 2015/2016 school year. The Board reviews quality indicators for various monitoring reports.

Highlights – December 8, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Governance Structure, Policies and Processes.

Highlights – December 2, 2015 - Special Board Meeting
The Board of Trustees passes a motion to move in private to discuss several items.

Highlights – November 25, 2015
The Board approves the 2015-2016 Year End Audited Financial Statements. Superintendent Deausy states that changes to the Staffing Guidelines will be incorporated into the 2016-2017 Staffing Guidelines if there are no cost implications. The Board defers the incorporation of Quality Indicators for Monitoring Reports E-1, EL-1, EL-4 and EL-5 to the December 9, 2015 meeting. The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-10. The Board approves the closure of the Primary and Middle Years Programme in the International Baccalaureate Programme at St. Michael School at the end of the 2015-2016 school year. The Board approves the Combined Annual Education Results Report 2014-2015 and Three Year Education Plan 2015-2018.The Board approves the New Locally Developed Course Production Field Operations (PFO) 15.

Highlights – November 4, 2015
The Board approves Policy GP-18 and reaffirms Policy EL-3. The Board approves Monitoring Reports E-1 and EL-1. Chief Superintendent Strother states that the Provincial Budget (Budget 2015) was presented to the Legislature on October 27, 2015. The impact on the district’s 2015-2016 Operating Budget is negligible. Students and staff from St. Damien share their experiences with “Cooking up Kindness” where they prepared meals for families. Superintendent Diduch stated that as per the September 23, 2015 Board Memo, “Framework for November, January and March Parent and Trustee Forums, the November P&T Forums will continue building parent awareness and knowledge on resilience, wellness and student success.

Highlights – October 29, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: EL-3, Communication and Support to the Board; GP-18, Teacher Hearings; Future Board Education Topics; Review of Time Allocation-Board Meetings; Trustee Referral Form and Perpetual Planner Review.

Highlights – October 29, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Education Act Discussion – October 30, 2015.

Highlights – October 28, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Governance Structure, Policies and Processes.

Highlights – October 21, 2015
Chief Superintendent Strother states that the 2015 Provincial Budget will be tabled in the Legislature on October 27, 2015. Superintendent Deausy states that the 2016-2017 Stakeholder Input project with ThoughtExchange has commenced. The Board approves that Policy GP-18 be referred to at the next Governance Session. The School Chair and Trustee Meeting was held on October 8, 2015. Administration proposed an agenda for the March 14, 2016 Parent and Trustee Forums.

Highlights – October 20, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Chapter 9 Shepherd Leadership Review, Chapter 7 Shepherd Leadership and Board Work Allocation and Planning.

Highlights – October 7, 2015
The Board approves Monitoring Report EL-4. The Board approves the 2015 Financial Audit Plan. The Board reaffirms Policies EL-5 and EL-6. Superintendent Diduch provides feedback on School Council Orientations. Board Chair Low states that herself and Chief Superintendent Strother attended a meeting with Education Minister David Eggen on October 5, 2015. The Board participated in an Alberta Education Collective Bargaining Consultation Update. The Board approves that the Board engage the consulting services of ASBA Governance support to review the district’s governance structure. Board Chair Low and Trustees Belcourt and Martin attended the Alberta School Boards Association Day of Advocacy and provide an update.

Highlights – October 1, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Conversation and Finalization of Board Advocacy – Minister Eggen Meeting, Chapter 9 Shepherd Leadership Review, Chapter 7 Shepherd Leadership Review and Board Work Allocation and Planning.

Highlights – September 28, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Alberta Education Bargaining Consultation and Board Advocacy – Minister Eggen meeting.

Highlights – September 25, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Hearing File No. 0615-0915.

Highlights – September 23, 2015
The Board discusses the Academic Theme Success for All Students which has evolved into the academic theme for 2015-2016 Success for All Students – Student Wellness (mental health/resiliency) and Assessment (supporting academic excellence). Superintendent Diduch provides the Board with the agenda for the September 24 and September 29 School Council Chair and Executive Orientations. Superintendent Deausy states that the district received the template for the 2015 Fall Update to the 2015-2016 Budget, generally presented to the Board in early November and submitted to the Ministry of Education prior to the November 30, 2015 deadline. Superintendent Diduch states the School Council Chair and Trustee General Meeting will be held on October 8, 2015 at WinSport Canada Olympic Park. Superintendent Diduch also states that all Parent and Trustee Forums begin with Trustee Updates followed by specific sessions based on parent feedback and district direction. The Board reaffirms Policies EL-4 and GP-7.

Highlights – September 21, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
The Board passes a motion to move in private to discuss: Review of Meeting Objectives and Board Governance Review and Direction.

Highlights – September 9, 2015
The Board discusses the 2015-2016 Faith Theme, “Walk Humbly with God,” Board Chair Low presents the Board Chair’s Report for the 2014-2015 school year, the Board approves Monitoring Report EL-5, the Board refers Policy EL-3 to the next governance session, the Board approves Policies GP-5, GP-20 and GP22. Superintendent Diduch provides information on the School Council Orientation dates and sessions. Chief Superintendent provides information on The Bishop’s Dinner. Chair Low discusses the monthly column that the Board will provide to Great West News and other community newsletters. Chair Low states that now is a great time for the Board to meet with their MLAs. Superintendent Deausy discusses the process for stakeholder input into the 2016-2017 budget. Superintendent Rawlek states that the CCSD has started construction on four schools and two modernizations. Chief Superintendent states that Opening Mass took place on Thursday, August 27, 2015. Superintendent Ross shares information on the 7th Annual Calgary Catholic Run & Walk. Chief Superintendent provides update on 2015 Students Learning Assessment Pilot. Superintendent Rawlek provides summer construction and maintenance update.

Highlights - September 2, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
Board of Trustees pass a motion to move in private to discuss: Board Governance Issue, Meeting with Minister Eggen Debrief and response, Request from Alberta Government for Budget Input, Exempt Staff Update and Deferred other items to a future meeting.

Highlights – June 24, 2015 – Organizational Meeting
Trustee Cheryl Low was elected as Board Chair and Trustee Margaret Belcourt was elected as Vice-Chair for the 2015 – 2016 term. Board approves the calendar of Regular Public Board Meetings for the 2015 – 2016 term. Trustees were appointed to various Trustee Associations, External Boards and Agencies.

Highlights – June 24, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report E-3, Contributors to Society; re-affirms Policies EL-2, Compensation and Benefits and GP-4, Board Job Contributions; approves Policy BC-5, Monitoring Executive Performance for First, 2nd and Final Reading; approves Policy GP-15, Board Planning and Agenda Control for 2nd and Final Reading. The Board approves the 2015-2016 District Operating Budget. Representatives from Ascension of our Lord School presented their school’s Kindness Challenge – a year-long project based on this year’s faith theme.

Highlights – June 23, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
Board went into a private meeting at 9:30 a.m. to work on their Governance model, the meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

Highlights – June 10, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report EL-14, Treatment of Volunteers; approves that Policy GP-5, Code of Conduct be referred to at the next Governance Session on June 23, 2015; approves Policies GP-15, Board Planning Cycle and Agenda Control for First Reading; approves Policy GP-20 Board Meetings, Committee Meetings and Procedures for First, Second and Final Reading; approves Policies GP-3, Governance Leadership; GP-6, Policy Development Process; GP-7, Board Chair’s Role; GP-8, Board Task Force Principles; GP-9, Trustee Compensation and Expenses; GP-10, Investment in Governance; GP-14, Board Linkage With Other Organizations; GP-17, Handling of Apparent Policy Violations; GP-19, Teacher Hearings; GP-22, Trustee Elections; EL-1, Treatment of Staff; EL-3, Communication and Support to the Board; EL-5, Financial Planning; and BC-2, Corporate Authority for First, 2nd and Final Reading.The Board approves the repeal of Policy GP-18, Board Meeting Procedures. Volunteers from St. Bernadette were recognized. Superintendent Deausy provides a revised version of the Draft 2015-2016 Operating Budget, which will be approved by the Board at the June 24, 2015 meeting.

Highlights – May 27, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report EL-12, Linkages with Other Agencies, approves that Policy EL-1, Treatment of Staff be referred to at the next Governance Session of June 3, 2015 and approves Policy GP-3, Governance Leadership for the First, Second and Final Reading. Luigi Fortini, Supervisor Diverse Learning and Anna McMilan, Seasoned DLCT spoke about how the professional development series has built their capacity and that of the teachers they work with. Superintendent Deausy stated that the deadline for the submission of the 2015/2016 Operating Budget has been extended to June 30. The Board approves the Chief Superintendent’s Evaluation Report. Superintendent Diduch provides a revised proposed School Council/Parent and Trustee Meeting dates for the 2015/2016 school year.

Highlights – May 13, 2015
Board approves Monitoring Report EL-11, Information Management, reaffirms Policy EL, General Executive Constraint, approves that Policy GP-3, Governance Leadership be referred to at the next Governance Session of May 19, 2015 and approves the new Acquired Locally Developed Course, Physics (AP) 35 (3 credits). The Board approves a Communications Task Force for a holistic communications strategy for Trustees. Superintendent Deausy provided a draft of the 2015-2016 District Operating Budget to the Board and stated that the reporting of the Budget has been extended to June 30, 2015. Superintendent Diduch provided proposed dates for School Council / Parent and Trustee Meeting dates for the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Diduch stated that the Board approved a $2,500 budget for five School Council Chairs to attend the ASCA Conference on April 24-26, 2015.

Highlights – April 22, 2015 – Special Board Meeting
Board waived the notice requirements for the calling of a Special Board meeting. Chair Wellman stated that Employee Matter No. 1 was resolved and would not be addressed. The Board passed a motion excusing Trustee Williams from voting on Case File # 151521 as per her declaration of a bias in the matter.The Board passed a motion to support the recommendation of the Chief Superintendent regarding Employment Matter bearing Case File # 151521 and directed the
Chief Superintendent to communicate this decision to the complainant.

Highlights – April 22, 2015
Chief Superintendent Strother and The Board of Trustees presented district Chaplain Father Eric with a commemorative plaque and thanked him for his service. The Board of Trustees approves Monitoring Reports EL-2, Compensation and
Benefits and EL-9, School Councils. The Board approves Policies BC-3, Accountability of the Chief Superintendent, BC-5, Monitoring Executive Performance and GP-14, Board Linkage with Other Organizations for 2nd and Final Reading. The work of theTrustee Website Task force is considered completed and is henceforth disbanded. Superintendent Deausy states that the Board’s budget is proposed to decrease 1.37% (from $1,135,314 in the 2014-2015 budget to $1,119,798 in the 2015-2016 Budget).The Instructional Services team zeroes in on Chemistry 30 analysis, data, and contributing factors, and an action plan was created on moving forward. Superintendent Diduch provided the Board of Trustees with the results of the School Council Survey Feedback on the yearly Parent and Trustee Forum meetings.

Highlights – March 18, 2015
Board approves EL-15 Monitoring Report; Approval of Policies BC-3, BC-5 and GP-14 for first reading; Approval of Policies BC-4 and EL-3 for second and final reading; New Locally Developed Course: Self-Directed Learning 15 approved; New Acquired Locally Developed Courses: Advanced/Touring Theatre (15, 25, 35), Technical Theatre (15, 25, 35) and Geology 25 approved; Province will announce budget on March 26, 2015; Budget approval to send five School Council Chair members along with Trustee Williams and Superintendent Diduch to Alberta School Councils Association Conference; St. Henry Principal Marcie Gomes recognized for being one of Canada’s Outstanding Principals this year.

Highlights - March 4, 2015
Approval of EL-13 Monitoring Report, New staffing system will be utilized in time for the 2015-2016 school year, Learning Commons spaces will form in each school and involve reimaging library spaces, overview of Junior ATB program taking place at St. Isabella School.

Highlights – February 18, 2015
Approval of EL-7, EL-8 Monitoring Reports, Board completes Alberta Government budget survey.

Highlights – February 4, 2015
Approval of Monitoring Report EL-3, Feedback presented about January’s Parent and Trustee Forum, Announcement that ACSTA spring retreat has been cancelled, information to be gathered by stakeholders soon regarding the 2015-2016 budget.

Highlights – January 21, 2015
Budget update, Approval of Monitoring Report E-2, Locally Developed Courses approved by Board, Board publically acknowledges Ted and Shirley Valentine and Thomas Hickey for receiving the ACSTA Appreciation Award, Board publically acknowledges Chief Rick Hanson for receiving the ASBA Friends of Education Award, Board approves ratification of Mediator’s Recommended Terms of Settlement between CCSD and Unifor local 1990.

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