|Non-School Facilities Audit|
Over the past year, the Division has undertaken a non-school facilities audit to identify the deficiencies in the bus garages, maintenance shops and administration office. The Division contracted PMGM Architecture to perform a condition assessment. The firm developed a report outlining the deficiencies in each building and gave an opinion of cost to address these issues. A summary of these costs is listed below.
|Melville Bus Garage||$15,500||$213,000||$41,000||$269,500|
|Yorkton Bus Garage||$9,000||$168,000||$33,000||$210,000|
|Sturgis Bus Garage||$7,000||$181,000||$39,000||$227,000|
|Kamsack Bus Garage||$24,500||$224,000||$39,300||$287,800|
|Yorkton Maintenance Shop||$146,000||$15,000||$75,500||$236,500|
|Sturgis Maintenance Shop||$26,000||$60,000||$30,000||$116,000|
|Fairview Education Centre||$261,000||$655,000||$14,000||$930,000|
Over the next few months, the Board will work with Administration to determine a plan of action in how best to address these deficiencies and the operational efficiency challenges of the Division.
|Paige Kashmere||7/5/2018 4:58 PM|
|Little Free Library in Yorkton |
The first Little Free Library was built in 2009 by Todd Bol in Hudson, Wisconsin. He mounted a wooden container designed to look like a one-room schoolhouse on a post on his lawn and filled it with books as a tribute to his mother, who was a book lover and school teacher. Bol shared his idea with his partner, Rick Brooks, and the idea spread rapidly, soon becoming a "global sensation”. The Little Free Library soon became a non-profit organization and currently there are more than 70,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 85 countries worldwide.
The Social Activism Club at the Yorkton Regional High School (YRHS) was inspired by Todd Bol and when they researched the various kinds of little libraries online they decided to create and build their own Lil’ Library for the city of Yorkton.
This library is not a YRHS library, its a Yorkton library! Anyone passing by can take a book to read or leave one for someone else to find. The intention is to get the community and neighbourhood involved, to encourage a love for reading and to inspire creativity. The goal is to unite the community through literature, just like it brought the Social Activism group together.
By building this library, the Social Activism Club hopes to start a chain reaction for more Lil' Free Libraries to be built in Yorkton and throughout other communities.
|Paige Kashmere||7/4/2018 12:31 PM|
|Final Edition of the In Focus for the 2017-18 School Year Now Available!|
The May/June 2018 issue of the In Focus has been posted in the Media Room on the GSSD website. Click Here to go directly to the document to read about what has been happening within Good Spirit School Division!
Thanks for reading!
|Heather Morris||7/3/2018 9:57 AM|
|Registration Over July & August (While the schools are closed)|
For the months of July & August (While your school is closed)
New students to Good Spirit School Division are asked to register at the division office. Located at 63 King St. East, in Yorkton. Please visit our registration page for more information.
|Paige Kashmere||6/28/2018 4:04 PM|
|September Start up Message|
This is an important message regarding school start up on behalf of Quintin Robertson, Director of Education for the Good Spirit School Division.
Our team would like to extend well wishes to you and your family for a relaxing and safe summer. We wish to thank you for entrusting your children to our care through the 2017-18 school year.
I wish to remind you that school start up for all students in Kindergarten to Grade 10 begins on Tuesday, September 4th. All GSSD students entering grade 11 and 12 will begin classes on Wednesday, September 5th.
Please feel free to contact us at the Fairview Education Center by calling 786-5500.
Enjoy a great summer! We look forward to having your children return to us in September as we continue on our journey of ensuring “Learning without Limits…Achievement for All”.
|Paige Kashmere||6/28/2018 3:55 PM|