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Bus driver hired for Elkhorn students

In Brief: FLBSD regular meeting of the Board of Directors, Nov. 27 at 8 p.m.
School busses lined up at FLBSD garage near Virden.

Present: Chairperson Craig Russell, Vice-Chairperson Becky Flannery, Teresa Vandenberghe, Bonnie James, Nicole Chaske, Superintendent Barry Pitz, Secretary Treasurer Kent Reid, Supervisor of Operations Mark Johnston; Regrets: Kayla Moore

The agenda was approved; Nov. 13 meeting minutes were approved. No business arose from the previous meeting minutes.

Delegations: Mike Thiessen, Coordinator of Instruction, Curriculum and Technology, presented updates on the school division ICT Plan (Information and Communications Technology), along with literacy and numeracy assessment data from last school year.

The Supervisor of Operations reported the vacant bus driver position for an Elkhorn route is filled. Early bus tender research is warning that school bus pricing has increased very significantly and wait-times for new school bus deliveries are up to a year-and-a-half, depending on the manufacturer.

The resignation of bus mechanic, Deacon Eilers, is accepted with regret.

Section “D” maintenance projects and workplace health and safety inspections are being completed throughout the division.

The Board reviewed minutes from the Committee of the Whole meeting, Nov. 27.

The Board reviewed the minutes from the Policy Review Committee, Nov. 27 meeting.

New and unfinished business

The Board discussed a board collaboration opportunity for school divisions within MSBA Region 1. They reviewed the MSBA Convention recognition and awards for the upcoming Spring convention, 2024. Trustee Nicole Chaske will be nominated to be recognized for 16 years of service.


The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the following motions:

  • leave of absence request for Kalee Nolan commencing Feb. 26, 2024, concluding Feb. 28, 2025.
  • extension to Howard Hole’s Limited Teacher General Agreement (LTGA) commencing Dec. 23 concluding Feb. 2, 2024.
  • the high-risk activity of skiing for 162 VJH students at Asessippi Ski Resort, March 18, 2024.
  • the overnight trip for 10 Reston School students to attend MHSAA Volleyball Provincials in Fisher River Cree Nation, Nov. 30 – Dec. 2.
  • to ratify the overnight trip for 12 VCI students to attend JV Volleyball provincials in Winnipeg on Nov. 22-25.
  • approve Promissory Note for the borrowing of $20, 900 to pay costs of projects listed on schedule B.
  • approve payment to LRB Electric, invoice E10695 of $10,376.54 taxes included for new P-TAC (ventilation) unit for Mary Montgomery School.
  • closing the division office on Dec. 27 - 29, in addition to the statutory holidays of Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
  • that the borrowing of moneys up to $7,000,000.00 upon the credit of the Fort La Bosse School Division, operating purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2024, be given first and second readings and be referred to the board.
  • By-Law No. 2/2023 for the borrowing limit of seven million dollars ($7,000,000) was given third and final reading.

The meeting adjourned at 9:34 p.m.

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