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Continued education sessions

The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) board of trustees held their regularly scheduled meeting Monday evening (Sept. 25). In attendance were Chair Kelli Riehl, Vice-Chair Laurie Evans, Trustees Donna Burghart, Sharla Haluschak, Kathy Highmoor, Vivian Rooks, William Schaffer and Gary Wowchuk.

Also in attendance was Superintendent Tim Mendel. Trustee Brett Stephen was absent.

The teachers of the division will be taking part in a number of continual education opportunities in the next few months.

“There’s a new ELA curriculum coming out that really puts the onus on teachers to pick their lessons,” said Mendel. “We will be sending a group up to The Pas for professional development as they roll that out.”

He also noted that they are planning a number of sessions locally.

“In December we are having a group come in to talk about integrating a First Nation perspective in the curriculum,” Mendel said.