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COVID-19


COVID19

For the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 in Manitoba, including current statistics, public health orders, government news releases, and archived news conferences, visit the provincial government’s dedicated COVID-19 page.

With the limited reopening of schools in June and the return to classes in September, MSBA Risk Management and MSI has compiled relevant resources in School Re-entry Protocols: A Reference Guide for Schools.

Manitoba Blue Cross has developed a guide on Working from Home During COVID-19, which will be useful for trustees and employees alike. The government of Manitoba has included a mental health page on its COVID-19 page and Benefits Canada has posted an article on Supporting Employees Mental Health During Coronavirus. The Mental Health Commission of Canada is another excellent source for resources.



Governing in a Pandemic


COVID meetings

In light of current restrictions on the size of group gatherings and physical distancing requirements, many school boards are now meeting via electronic, remote means. We are making changes and additions to our website, to assist boards in this process and to make public access to the record of those meetings easier.

  • We have added a page where people can link directly to school board minutes posted on divisional websites, or to the divisional homepage where notices of upcoming meetings are generally posted.
  • We have produced a tip sheet for those participating in school board meeting via electronic means.
  • During the COVID-19 pandemic, school boards are faced every day with emerging decisions, issues and situations. Watch our short video for a few tips on meeting procedures and crisis communication.
  • Visit HUB International's COVID-19 resources page.



Local Voices, Local Choices


local voices, local choices

In 2019, the provincial government launched a review of K-12 education in Manitoba. Learn more about why local voices and local choices matter when it comes to public education in your community by visiting our dedicated webpage. If you value education and your ability to help shape local schools to meet community needs, we encourage you to write provincial government officials, including the Premier of Manitoba, the Minister of Education and Training, and your local MLA voicing your support of local voice, local choice.



Deep Learning Explained


deep learning

We have added a new resource to the trustee education section of our website that takes a dive into deep learning. Deep learning has been described as learning in action or learning that sticks with you for life. School boards can support deep learning by enabling the practices, infrastructure and mindsets that nurture it, and neutralizing or removing barriers to it. Find out more by exploring the links at Deep Learning Explained.


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