Category: 2022/23

June 21, 2023 Board Meeting News

June 26th, 2023

Regional Office ~  Board ratifies collective agreement with ATA Following several months of negotiations, the board ratified a four-year agreement with the Alberta Teachers’ Association. The agreement ends August 31, 2024. International trip for BCHS students approved The Board approved, in principle, an international trip for Barrhead Composite High School Portrait Photography students to New […]

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May 24, 2023 Board Meeting News

May 26th, 2023

Regional Office ~  2023-2024 Operating Budget Approved At the May 24th meeting, Acting Secretary-Treasurer Gordon Majeran presented the upcoming school year budget. The Board adopted the 2023-2024 Operating Budget with revenues of $68.1 million and expenses of $69.3 million. By the end of August 2024, the division’s deficit is projected to be $1.15 million (1.66% […]

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April 26, 2023 Board Meeting News

May 1st, 2023

Regional Office ~  Transportation Fees & Service Changes The Board passed a motion to suspend the In-Town Busing Fees and Rural Transportation Fees for eligible funded students, as set out in Rates Annex RA4, for the 2023-2024 school year and that the School of Choice transportation service only be provided for students currently approved under […]

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March 15, 2023 Board Meeting News

March 17th, 2023

Regional Office ~  Public Education Advocacy The Board discussed Public Education advocacy plans for the upcoming provincial election. Parents, the public and staff will soon begin to see content on the division and school websites, newsletters etc. promoting Public Education, including sample education-themed questions that the public can use to ask their local party candidate. […]

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February 22, 2023 Board Meeting News

February 24th, 2023

Regional Office ~  2023-2024 Alternate School Year Calendars Approved Alberta Education mandates a minimum number of instructional hours for all students – 950 for elementary and junior high school students and 1,000 hours for high school students.   This requirement, along with bus schedules, means that some schools have longer days than others and therefore more […]

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January 18, 2023 Board Meeting News

January 20th, 2023

Regional Office ~  Student Services presents assurance report Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, Dr. Rob McGarva, presented the Board with a comprehensive report on the support services that the division provides to its students. Dr. McGarva indicated that from the pandemic, we are still seeing high levels of absences this year and that the new respiratory illnesses […]

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December 14, 2022 Board Meeting News

December 22nd, 2022

Regional Office ~  2021-2022 Annual Education Results Report (AERR) approved One of the key ways that school divisions demonstrate accountability and provide assurance is through the development and publication of Education Plans and Annual Education Results Reports (AERRs). Education Plans identify priorities, outcomes, measures and strategies to improve in key areas, while the AERR provides […]

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November 30, 2022 Board Meeting News

December 2nd, 2022

Regional Office ~  Audited financial statements approved All publicly funded organizations in Alberta are required to publish annual financial statements that are audited by a professional accountant. After meeting with the external auditor for Pembina Hills, the Board approved the 2021-2022 financial statements for Pembina Hills School Division. Mental health grant funding application approved Alberta […]

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October 26, 2022 Board Meeting News

October 27th, 2022

Regional Office ~  International trips for BCHS & R.F. Staples Students Approved The Board approved, in principle, two international trips for Barrhead Composite High School and R.F. Staples Secondary School students.  Due to a scheduling issue, the previously approved Barrhead Composite High School trip planned for spring break 2023 will now include Paris, Riviera and […]

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September 28, 2022 Board Meeting News

September 29th, 2022

Regional Office ~  Membership in the PSBAA to be decided at October 26 meeting The Board met with executives from the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA) and received a presentation and opportunity to ask questions. The Board agreed to have the issue of membership in the PSBAA be placed on the agenda for […]

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