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Board News: November Meeting

Greetings from the ISD Board of Trustees.

We held our November Board meeting on Wednesday, November 17, 2021. The Trustees went through their normal order of business while having the opportunity to focus on some key topics as highlighted below:

  • The Board started with a brief projection highlighting the grade one and two interdisciplinary performance of a book titled ‘The Dot”. The performance was presented to a parent audience which was the culmination of work by an Elementary School Team.

  • The Board also welcomed the school librarian who presented to the Board the history and importance of the ISD Library highlighting the need for additional resources in order to aspire to a world-class school library.

  • The Board then had an initial look at the budget assumptions that will form the basis of the 2022 – 2023 Capital and Operating Budget. This process ensures the school is fiscally responsible as it plans for the next school while at the same time providing all needed resources to run the best program possible. One main highlight of the budget assumptions is the questions around enrollment growth limitations we currently face and how any decisions made on managing capacity will have a direct impact on the budget.

  • Additionally, the Board also heard and gave its full support to the administration’s proposal to begin a retirement fund for the school’s Support Staff. This fund will enable our staff to have long-term financial security after their years of dedicated service to the school.

  • Lastly, the Board had a first look at the draft school calendar for the 2022 – 2023 school year. The calendar will be shared with the community for feedback ahead of a second reading and vote at the December Board meeting. This version of the calendar has the start and end dates as well as all the major holidays.

The next Board meeting will be held in person on Wednesday, December 15, at 5:45 pm.

Kind regards,

Birame SOCK

Chair, ISD Board of Trustees

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