The overall math scores for Grade 3, 6 and 9 students in Chinook School Division improved to the highest level ever recorded since the start of the Math Momentum initiative in 2011. Curriculum Coordinator Ed Varjassy presented the results from the most recent assessment of math scores at a regular Chinook School Division board meeting, Sept. 10. “I am fairly pleased with where we’re at,” he said after the meeting. “We are as high as we’ve been ever in terms of our scores in math with our assessment.
Source: Chinook School Division reports increase in overall math scores
The Chinook School Division will purchase 400 refurbished desktop computers for teachers to use in their classrooms at a cost of about $200,000. Trustees approved a motion at a regular Chinook School Division board meeting on June 25 to fund the purchase of the computers from dedicated capital equipment and repurposed 2017-18 budget funds. “We had some money in our existing budget for the capital purchases,” Chinook School Division Chief Financial Officer Rod Quintin said after the meeting. “We had some people leave our organization partly through the year.
Source: Chinook board approves replacement of desktop computers for teachers
The Chinook School Division’s proposed budget for 2018-19 includes additional staff and cost adjustments to address the existing budget deficit. A motion was approved at a regular Chinook School Division board meeting on June 25 to authorize administration to submit the budget estimates for 2018-19 to the Ministry of Education. “There’s always a possibility they could send it back, but it’s highly unlikely,” Chinook School Division Chief Financial Officer Rod Quintin said afterwards. “We’ve been in consultation with them since December.
Source: Chinook School Division 2018-19 budget includes many cost saving measures