Highlights - June 28, 2017
Chair Low provided an update on 4 items. Superintendent Deausy stated that as part of the implementation of Bill 1 – An Act to Reduce School Fees, school jurisdictions are required to submit to the Minister of Education the school and Transportation Fee Revenue Schedule along with the district’s Administrative Procedure (AP) related to school fees. The Board of Trustees received the report as information and referred the item Trustee Compensation to a Special Board meeting in September 2017 with a Board decision to follow no later than September 11, 2017. Chair Low presented the Board Chair’s Report for the 2016-2017 year. The Board of Trustees approved the Special Meeting dates of Monday September 11, 2017, Monday September 25, 2017 and Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. as required to support Board business.

Highlights - June 23, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Board Self-Evaluation, ASBA Cannabis Survey and ASBA Request for Lead Negotiators Contact Information Sharing.

Highlights - June 22, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board designated the Board Chair and Vice-chair to conclude within the parameters established by the Board, the Personnel Matter discussed at the Special Meeting of June 22, 2017.The Board directed the Board Chair to document the plan in regards to the Personnel Matter discussed at the Special Meeting of June 22, 2017.

Highlights - June 19, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board amended the agenda by adding ASBA Cannabis Survey and Follow-up on Section 16.1 and removed the Draft District Annual Report. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to complete the ASBA Cannabis Survey and bring recommendations to the Board for the June 23, 2017 Special Meeting.

Highlights - June 14, 2017
The Board provided update on the next civic election. The Board approved the 2017-2018 District Operating Budget and the submission of the 2017-2018 Budget to the Ministry of Education. The Board approved the submission of the 2017-2018 District Operating Budget for the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). Superintendent Deausy stated that Bill 1-An Act to Reduce School Fees as well as the accompanying School Fees and Costs Regulation and School Transportation Regulation have been proclaimed. The Board of Trustees approved the newly acquired Locally Developed Courses. The Board accepted the proposed approach and content to Trustee Orientation and directed the Chief Superintendent to revise and create orientation material to support this direction. The Board approved that the new Catholic school in the Legacy community will bear the name All Saints.This year's annual report was provided to the Board.

Highlights - June 7, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Debrief Communications and Community Relations Accountability Report, Proposed Quality Indicators (QI) Changes and Partnerships.

Highlights - May 31, 2017
The Board reviews Chair Report. The Board reviews Accountability Reports and determined which Quality Indicators have been met relative to the current evaluation period. The Board of Trustees directed administration to submit the ACSTA Honorary Life Membership Award nomination as presented for Bishop Frederick Henry. The Board of Trustees approved that a Trustee should attend the CSBA Conference in Whistler, BC on July 5-8, 2017. The Board of Trustees in relation to Item 5.1 Partnerships, deferred this item to the June 7, 2017 Special Board meeting. The Board of Trustees finalized the dates and content of the Parent and Trustee meetings for 2017-2018. Superintendent Deausy stated that the district was notified on May 18, 2017 that the district was awarded the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) by the Associations of School Business Officials International for excellence in the preparation and issuance of our 2016-2017 District Operating Budget. The Draft 2017-2018 District Operating Budget was provided to the Board of Trustees for review. Edits from the May 10, 2017 Board meeting plus additional content were incorporated into this draft.

Highlights - May 17, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Debrief Student Learning Accountability Report and Review Proposed Policy Changes from Work Plan / Policy Changes Tracking Document.

Highlights - May 10, 2017
Chair Low provided update on: School Board Trustee elections, student wellness, and brought greetings on behalf of the Board of Trustees at the opening ceremonies for the 95th Annual Calgary Diocesan Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Convention on May 5, 2017. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to subscribe the Board of Trustees to an annual email subscription of the publication Alberta Scan. The Board of Trustees directed the Board Chair to write a response to Mayor Nenshi’s March 15, 2017 letter regarding the Joint Use Agreement. Superintendent Deausy shared a detailed breakdown of the Board of Trustees budget for 2017-2018 with Trustees, which included an overview of the Board Budget and each budget line was reviewed.

Highlights - May 8, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Debrief Faith Leadership Accountability Report, Policies Relevant to Faith Formation, Debrief Fiscal Responsibility Quality Indicators, Partnerships, Discussions on Locally Elected Board, Subscriptions, Review Events and Strategic Partnerships, Guiding Principles for Strategic Partnership and Key Messages.

Highlights - May 4, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Board Preparation - Chief Superintendent Evaluation.

Highlights - April 26, 2017
Cheryl Low provided update on the following: Catholic Education has been operating in Alberta since the 1840’s and has held a longstanding, distinct role in Alberta’s public education system for all of these years. In the past few weeks there have been questions asked about publicly-funded Catholic Education in Alberta; On April 13, 2017, the Government of Alberta released the results of the Curriculum Review Survey; Civic Election - Thinking of Being a Trustee? The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to provide to the Board of Trustees a confidential report on administrative organization at the May 10, 2017 Board Meeting. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to use proposed meeting dates for planning purposes. Superintendent Diduch provided proposed Parent and Trustee Meeting Dates to the Board of Trustees for consideration. Administration has been working on the 2017–2018 District Operating Budget since the release of the 2017 Provincial Budget.

Highlights - April 21, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Review Events and Strategic Partnerships, Trustee Office Calendar, and, ASBA Budget.

Highlights - April 12, 2017
Cheryl Low provided update on: 2017 Provincial Budget, Bill 1 - An act to reduce school fees, Alberta Education in conjunction with education stakeholders, tabling of Bill 8, the Act to Strengthen Municipal Government and School Board Trustees are elected officials. The Board directed the Chair to track proposed amendments to Policy 2 – Role of the Board and Policy 2 Appendix A: Board Annual Work Plan for consideration of the Board on June 23, 2017. The Board of Trustees approved for First Reading of Bylaw No. 186-2017. The Board approved by unanimous agreement of a quorum of Trustees present that 2nd and Final Reading immediately follow the First Reading. The Board approved for 2nd and Final Reading of Bylaw No. 186-2017, a Bylaw of Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 to provide for disclosure of campaign contributions and expenses. The Board approved the Regular and Special Meeting dates. The Board approved to adopt the recommendation from Administration regarding the approval of surplus sites and directed administration to convey this decision to the JUCC pursuant to the Joint Use Agreement. The Board of Trustees approved the Board of Trustees diagram and table to inform the development of the Three Year Education Plan. The Board directed the Chair to send a letter to presidents of St. Mary’s University and University of Calgary congratulating them on the success of their graduates who received the Edwin Parr nominations. Superintendent Deausy stated that the 2017 Provincial Budget was released on March 16, 2017. The Board directed the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to Adriana LaGrange on her assumption of the role of Vice-President of CCSTA. The Board directed the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to John Tomkinson on his assumption of the role of Director of CCSTA. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to provide key messages related to Bill 1 prior to April 19, 2017.

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.

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Highlights - June 28, 2017
Chair Low provided an update on 4 items. Superintendent Deausy stated that as part of the implementation of Bill 1 – An Act to Reduce School Fees, school jurisdictions are required to submit to the Minister of Education the school and Transportation Fee Revenue Schedule along with the district’s Administrative Procedure (AP) related to school fees. The Board of Trustees received the report as information and referred the item Trustee Compensation to a Special Board meeting in September 2017 with a Board decision to follow no later than September 11, 2017. Chair Low presented the Board Chair’s Report for the 2016-2017 year. The Board of Trustees approved the Special Meeting dates of Monday September 11, 2017, Monday September 25, 2017 and Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. as required to support Board business.

Highlights - June 23, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Board Self-Evaluation, ASBA Cannabis Survey and ASBA Request for Lead Negotiators Contact Information Sharing.

Highlights - June 22, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board designated the Board Chair and Vice-chair to conclude within the parameters established by the Board, the Personnel Matter discussed at the Special Meeting of June 22, 2017.The Board directed the Board Chair to document the plan in regards to the Personnel Matter discussed at the Special Meeting of June 22, 2017.

Highlights - June 19, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board amended the agenda by adding ASBA Cannabis Survey and Follow-up on Section 16.1 and removed the Draft District Annual Report. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to complete the ASBA Cannabis Survey and bring recommendations to the Board for the June 23, 2017 Special Meeting.

Highlights - June 14, 2017
The Board provided update on the next civic election. The Board approved the 2017-2018 District Operating Budget and the submission of the 2017-2018 Budget to the Ministry of Education. The Board approved the submission of the 2017-2018 District Operating Budget for the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA). Superintendent Deausy stated that Bill 1-An Act to Reduce School Fees as well as the accompanying School Fees and Costs Regulation and School Transportation Regulation have been proclaimed. The Board of Trustees approved the newly acquired Locally Developed Courses. The Board accepted the proposed approach and content to Trustee Orientation and directed the Chief Superintendent to revise and create orientation material to support this direction. The Board approved that the new Catholic school in the Legacy community will bear the name All Saints.This year's annual report was provided to the Board.

Highlights - June 7, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Debrief Communications and Community Relations Accountability Report, Proposed Quality Indicators (QI) Changes and Partnerships.

Highlights - May 31, 2017
The Board reviews Chair Report. The Board reviews Accountability Reports and determined which Quality Indicators have been met relative to the current evaluation period. The Board of Trustees directed administration to submit the ACSTA Honorary Life Membership Award nomination as presented for Bishop Frederick Henry. The Board of Trustees approved that a Trustee should attend the CSBA Conference in Whistler, BC on July 5-8, 2017. The Board of Trustees in relation to Item 5.1 Partnerships, deferred this item to the June 7, 2017 Special Board meeting. The Board of Trustees finalized the dates and content of the Parent and Trustee meetings for 2017-2018. Superintendent Deausy stated that the district was notified on May 18, 2017 that the district was awarded the Meritorious Budget Award (MBA) by the Associations of School Business Officials International for excellence in the preparation and issuance of our 2016-2017 District Operating Budget. The Draft 2017-2018 District Operating Budget was provided to the Board of Trustees for review. Edits from the May 10, 2017 Board meeting plus additional content were incorporated into this draft.

Highlights - May 17, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Debrief Student Learning Accountability Report and Review Proposed Policy Changes from Work Plan / Policy Changes Tracking Document.

Highlights - May 10, 2017
Chair Low provided update on: School Board Trustee elections, student wellness, and brought greetings on behalf of the Board of Trustees at the opening ceremonies for the 95th Annual Calgary Diocesan Catholic Women’s League (CWL) Convention on May 5, 2017. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to subscribe the Board of Trustees to an annual email subscription of the publication Alberta Scan. The Board of Trustees directed the Board Chair to write a response to Mayor Nenshi’s March 15, 2017 letter regarding the Joint Use Agreement. Superintendent Deausy shared a detailed breakdown of the Board of Trustees budget for 2017-2018 with Trustees, which included an overview of the Board Budget and each budget line was reviewed.

Highlights - May 8, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Debrief Faith Leadership Accountability Report, Policies Relevant to Faith Formation, Debrief Fiscal Responsibility Quality Indicators, Partnerships, Discussions on Locally Elected Board, Subscriptions, Review Events and Strategic Partnerships, Guiding Principles for Strategic Partnership and Key Messages.

Highlights - May 4, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Board Preparation - Chief Superintendent Evaluation.

Highlights - April 26, 2017
Cheryl Low provided update on the following: Catholic Education has been operating in Alberta since the 1840’s and has held a longstanding, distinct role in Alberta’s public education system for all of these years. In the past few weeks there have been questions asked about publicly-funded Catholic Education in Alberta; On April 13, 2017, the Government of Alberta released the results of the Curriculum Review Survey; Civic Election - Thinking of Being a Trustee? The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to provide to the Board of Trustees a confidential report on administrative organization at the May 10, 2017 Board Meeting. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to use proposed meeting dates for planning purposes. Superintendent Diduch provided proposed Parent and Trustee Meeting Dates to the Board of Trustees for consideration. Administration has been working on the 2017–2018 District Operating Budget since the release of the 2017 Provincial Budget.

Highlights - April 21, 2017 - Special Board Meeting
The Board passed a motion to move in private to discuss: Review Events and Strategic Partnerships, Trustee Office Calendar, and, ASBA Budget.

Highlights - April 12, 2017
Cheryl Low provided update on: 2017 Provincial Budget, Bill 1 - An act to reduce school fees, Alberta Education in conjunction with education stakeholders, tabling of Bill 8, the Act to Strengthen Municipal Government and School Board Trustees are elected officials. The Board directed the Chair to track proposed amendments to Policy 2 – Role of the Board and Policy 2 Appendix A: Board Annual Work Plan for consideration of the Board on June 23, 2017. The Board of Trustees approved for First Reading of Bylaw No. 186-2017. The Board approved by unanimous agreement of a quorum of Trustees present that 2nd and Final Reading immediately follow the First Reading. The Board approved for 2nd and Final Reading of Bylaw No. 186-2017, a Bylaw of Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 to provide for disclosure of campaign contributions and expenses. The Board approved the Regular and Special Meeting dates. The Board approved to adopt the recommendation from Administration regarding the approval of surplus sites and directed administration to convey this decision to the JUCC pursuant to the Joint Use Agreement. The Board of Trustees approved the Board of Trustees diagram and table to inform the development of the Three Year Education Plan. The Board directed the Chair to send a letter to presidents of St. Mary’s University and University of Calgary congratulating them on the success of their graduates who received the Edwin Parr nominations. Superintendent Deausy stated that the 2017 Provincial Budget was released on March 16, 2017. The Board directed the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to Adriana LaGrange on her assumption of the role of Vice-President of CCSTA. The Board directed the Chair to send a letter of congratulations to John Tomkinson on his assumption of the role of Director of CCSTA. The Board directed the Chief Superintendent to provide key messages related to Bill 1 prior to April 19, 2017.

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.

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