December 9, 2020 Board Meeting News

December 11th, 2020

Regional Office –

2021-2022 school year calendar approved!

The board approved the 2021-2022 division school year calendar. Similar to this year, students will begin next year with a staggered entry on August 31st and September 1st.

  • Grade 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 students will attend on August 31st
  • Grade 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 students will attend on September 1st

Schools in the towns of Barrhead and Westlock will continue to have 184 days of instruction. Schools with alternate calendars will have fewer days of instruction as they operate on longer school days. Alternate school year calendars will be reviewed and submitted for approval in the new year.

The approved division calendar is posted on the Pembina Hills website.

Approval for additional supports

The board approved the division’s request to seek Ministerial approval to use $150K to hire three additional support staff for this school year:

  • One full-time Speech Language Pathologist
  • One full-time Behaviour Therapist
  • One half-time Occupational Therapist

Livestream of board meetings

The board will continue to hold meetings at Regional Office and livestream the meetings via Facebook for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.


Check out the board meeting agenda and minutes for more information.

The next school board meeting is at the Regional Office on Wednesday, January 13, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. Members of the public are invited to view a livestream of the meeting on our website.