Superintendent's notes – May 9, 2011

2011. 05.08

1.    Principal and Vice Principal Transfer:  Administrative moves will take place over the next 3 weeks.  Organizational, School and Individual factors are considered within a strategic framework.

2.    Assistant Superintendent, Sharon Cairns:  Ms. Cairns, who has dedicated her life to students, staff, parents and the Prince George community, will be retiring as of July 31, 2011.  Her significant and important contributions will be missed!

3.    Aboriginal Education Policy 1230 and Aboriginal Education Board Policy 1231: The Board has put these two policies out for public consultation.  Your input is important.  Please visit our webpage:  for further information.

4.    Board of Education Budget 2011-2012:  Senior Administration has been working extensively on the Budget process for the past month.  Beginning this week, the Board of Education will have significant involvement in the budget process leading up to the May Public Board Meeting.  The budget process reflects our complex and decentralized organization.  The education minister is expecting a balanced budget from each of the province’s 60 school districts.

5.    School Organization Process: This item was mentioned in the April Superintendent’s Speaking Notes.  Schools have delivered their “organization” to senior staff, roll-up has been completed and the financial and personnel implications factored into the 2011-2012 budget process.  Schools will once again deliver a school organization in September when actual student numbers for each school are known.

6.    DPAC Annual General Meeting:  On behalf of the Board of Education, Senior Administration and School Principals/Vice Principals, thank you to the 2010-2011 DPAC Executive for your donation of time and considerable expertise in service to our students!  Thank you as well for your wise counsel and significant input to district operations.  Your contributions are valued and appreciated!  We look forward to continued partnership with the 2011-2012 DPAC Executive!

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