September 12, 2018 Board Meeting News

September 14th, 2018

Regional Office, Barrhead –

School board requests input on how to recognize student citizenship
For over 20 years, the board has presented Citizenship Awards to chosen students in Grades 6, 9 and 12, based on the criteria in Administrative Procedure 20-18 PHPS Citizenship Awards.

At their September 12 meeting, the board discussed revising the criteria for the award, including eliminating the academic requirement. Instead of one award winner per year, they may consider recognizing more students more often, similar to the Recognition Awards program that honors exemplary teachers, support staff, contractors, parent volunteers and community partners, or a combination.

To help guide their decision, the board will ask for input from parents, school councils, students, principals, staff and community members. Subscribe here to receive updates.

School board news to be published in local newspapers
The education of our children is far reaching. Discussions about the decisions that impact students have an impact on us all. Regular space in the Barrhead Leader, Swan Hills Grizzly Gazette, and Westlock News will be reserved to publish the school board news to a larger audience.

Busby School gets a facelift
Facilities Director Tracy Tyreman presented a facilities update to the board on the many projects that were completed over the summer, including:

  • Major renovation to Busby School to ensure barrier-free access
  • Installation of over 17,000 light tubes as part of the LED lighting upgrade
  • Refinishing and repairs of gymnasium floors at Barrhead Composite High School and Dunstable School

Board prepares self-evaluation summary  
Each year the school board is required to conduct a self-evaluation. It is an opportunity to reflect on the work of the board over the past year, and set action items for the coming year. Read the 2017-18 summary report.

The next school board meeting
is on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at Eleanor Hall School—home of the Dragons—in Clyde, starting at 9:30 a.m. Members of the public are welcome to attend.