Standing Committees

Standing committees are established to assist the Board with work of an on-going or recurring nature. The Director of Education may assign staff to support the work of the committee. Committees shall not exercise authority over staff. Committee work will be presented to the board by written report for decision, discussion or information.

2016-17 Committee Members

Student Literacy and Achievement

Members: Robert Bachmann, Al Kessler, Mary Jukes, Giselle Wilson

  • To review accountability reports and to make recommendations to the Board.
  • To examine issues related to increasing higher literacy and student achievement, promoting academic achievement for all students while closing achievement gaps.
  • To examine possible interventions which may be considered or that others have successfully taken which might be appropriate for implementation in the Division.
Equitable Opportunities For Students

Members: Robert Bachmann, Darcy Pryor, Jan Radwanski, Lew Young

  • To review accountability reports and to make recommendations to the Board.
  • To examine issues related to providing students with a safe and secure learning environment where everyone has the opportunity to maximize their potential regardless of socioeconomic status, gender, cultural or linguistic background, geographic location, personal circumstances or ability.
  • To examine possible interventions which may be considered or that others have successfully taken which might be appropriate for implementation in the Division and which would assist in achieving this goal.
Student Transitions

Members: Mary Jukes, Tim McLeod, Giselle Wilson, Lew Young

  • To review accountability reports and to make recommendations to the Board.
  • To examine issues related to promoting conditions where students are ready to enter kindergarten and progress successfully through school and be prepared to pursue further education or enter the workforce when they graduate.
  •  To examine possible interventions which may be considered or that others have successfully taken which might be appropriate for implementation in Prairie South and which would advance the Division’s smooth transitions goal.
Business and Governance

Members: Robert Bachmann, Shawn Davidson, Jan Radwanski, Brian Swanson

  • To review accountability reports and to make recommendations to the Board.
  •  To examine issues related to community engagement, public accountability, stewardship, the advancement of public education including effective utilization of: human resources, finance, transportation, and facilities.
Advocacy & Networking

Members: Shawn Davidson, Al Kessler, Tim McLeod, Darcy Pryor

  • To examine issues related to advocacy and networking.
  • To draft the Board annual advocacy plan for consideration by the Board.
  • To monitor the implementation of the Board’s annual advocacy plan
  • To annually assess the effectiveness of the Board’s advocacy plan.
  • To research effective advocacy plans and actions taken by other divisions.
Rural Strategies

Members: Robert Bachmann, Shawn Davidson, Al Kessler, Darcy Pryor, Giselle Wilson

  • To review accountability reports and to make recommendations to the Board.
  • To examine issues related to rural transportation.
  • To examine possible alternatives which may be considered or that others have successfully taken which might be appropriate for implementation in Prairie South and which would enhance rural transportation service to children, families and schools.
  • To make recommendations to the Board relative to actions the Board may take to enhance transportation services in Prairie South.
Urban Possibilities

Members: Mary Jukes, Tim McLeod, Jan Radwanski, Brian Swanson, Lew Young

  • To review accountability reports and to make recommendations to the Board.
  • To examine issues specific to schools and learning in the city of Moose Jaw.
  • To examine possible interventions which may be considered or that others have successfully taken which might be appropriate for implementation in Prairie South and which would advance services to students, families, and schools in the city of Moose Jaw.
  • To make recommendations to the board relative to actions the Board may take to advance opportunities for students in an urban setting in Prairie South.

Last Updated: November 17, 2016 at 8:45 am