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integrative system, every decision and action the Board
makes would consider elements of sustainability and
would be woven directly into the fabric of the organization. In order to get there, however, sustainability must
be a regular, ongoing and dominant theme in our board
rooms. A systematic approach requires strategic planning,
asset management, policies and school improvement
plans. (www.edu.gov.mb.ca)
2. Curriculum & Training - Sustainable development can
literally be integrated into every aspect of our curriculum.
The interrelated and complex nature of the problems and
issues span well beyond the science room to art, literature,
trades and technology, creating endless possibilities for real
world learning opportunities. Public education is poised
to significantly influence the behaviors and attitudes of
the next generation, not only through development and
delivery of appropriate ESD curriculum but also by the
behaviors we demonstrate as a school division and partner
in the community.
3. Human Capacity Building - Review and revise job descriptions, hiring practices and challenge the operational status
quo to ensure that sustainable development is considered,
at least on a go-forward basis. These policies should reflect
the divisional commitment to diversity, human rights
and meet the dynamic needs of a modern labour force.
Professional development and performance evaluations
should measure and integrate elements of sustainable
development themes.
4. Facilities & Operations - Facility standards and designs
should incorporate sustainability principles; utility and
resource use (water, garbage, recycling, electricity, etc.)
should be monitored, measured and optimized where
possible; water-filling stations, division-wide composting
programs, bike-to-school/work initiatives, to name just a
few, all require adequate and appropriate infrastructure;
review purchasing practices and leverage the supply chain
where possible.

5. Partnerships - We cannot achieve success alone.
Organizations like MASBO offer an excellent forum for
collaboration by building relationships beyond divisional
and jurisdictional boundaries. We can create a strong collective voice, which if organized appropriately can demonstrate
that we mean to take the lead and to take action. There are
many community-based and/or other local organizations
that would benefit from sustainable development collaboration with school divisions and help us reach our goals.
Adapted from: (http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/esd/pdfs/seda_
domain_framework.pdf)
There is hardly a more relevant landscape for an integrative
approach to sustainable development than within the scope of
public education. There are countless opportunities available
through the whole school model, many of which can provide a
source of inspiration, optimism and the required momentum for
solutions yet to be discovered; solutions that hold the promise to
extend well beyond the boundaries of our individual school
divisions. Implementing an integrative and systematic approach
to sustainable development can work to help ensure that the
hands of the clock do not move any closer to midnight.
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MASBO News - 2018

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of MASBO News - 2018

MASBO 2017–2018 Executive
2017–2018 Committees
Message from the Minister
Message from the MASBO President
Message from the Executive Director
Honourary/Life Members
MASBO Annual Convention: New Generational Leadership
Member Profile: Al Leiman, Secretary-Treasurer, Interlake School Division
MASBO Says Farewell
Creating an Environment for Change: A Whole School Approach
Reinventing the School Bus Tender Process
The Working Mind & Mental Health First Aid
Amber Trails Community School
New Captain of the Ship? Tips for a Steady Course
Leadership: Finding Your Potential
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
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MASBO News - 2018 - MASBO 2017–2018 Executive
MASBO News - 2018 - 2017–2018 Committees
MASBO News - 2018 - Message from the Minister
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MASBO News - 2018 - Message from the MASBO President
MASBO News - 2018 - Message from the Executive Director
MASBO News - 2018 - Honourary/Life Members
MASBO News - 2018 - MASBO Annual Convention: New Generational Leadership
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MASBO News - 2018 - Member Profile: Al Leiman, Secretary-Treasurer, Interlake School Division
MASBO News - 2018 - 15
MASBO News - 2018 - MASBO Says Farewell
MASBO News - 2018 - 17
MASBO News - 2018 - Creating an Environment for Change: A Whole School Approach
MASBO News - 2018 - 19
MASBO News - 2018 - Reinventing the School Bus Tender Process
MASBO News - 2018 - 21
MASBO News - 2018 - The Working Mind & Mental Health First Aid
MASBO News - 2018 - 23
MASBO News - 2018 - Amber Trails Community School
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MASBO News - 2018 - New Captain of the Ship? Tips for a Steady Course
MASBO News - 2018 - 27
MASBO News - 2018 - Leadership: Finding Your Potential
MASBO News - 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
MASBO News - 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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