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STAR Catholic Schools Board meeting highlights – April 2019

Next Board meeting is Wednesday,May 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Presentations to the Board

The Board received presentations from Father Leduc School and Holy Trinity Academy about school life, programming, and relationships between staff and students.

2019-2020 Division Calendars

The Board approved four Division calendars for the upcoming school year.

Locally developed courses

The Board approved a one-year extension of high school courses Paleontology 15 and 25 for September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Trustee allowances

The Board approved an 11 per cent increase in allowances for trustees. The increase is equivalent to increases in personal income taxation amounts due to changes to federal tax laws. The allowance increase will come into effect January 1, 2019.

CTK international travel request

The Board approved in principle Christ the King School’s request to travel to Marseilles, France and Madrid, Spain during spring break 2020.

Religious Education update

The Board heard an update from STAR Catholic’s Director of Faith Life and Religious Education on changes to curriculum, programs and initiatives, and other ways Catholic values are permeated into school life.

Transportation update

The Board received an update on division transportation including number of riders, cost per student, and average trip and pick-up times.

2019-2023 Board priorities

The Board adopted strategic key priorities and goals in a new four-year format for 2019 to 2023.

K-4 Division Curriculum Implementation Plan

The Board heard a presentation about STAR Catholic’s plan for implementing the Province’s new curriculum into grades Kindergarten through 4. The plan will remain tentative until the newly elected Government of Alberta confirms whether they intend to move forward with implementation of the new curriculum.

-Submitted by STAR Catholic Schools

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