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May 12, 2021 Board Meeting News

May 13th, 2021

Regional Office –  Locally Developed Courses approved The board passed two motions to approve various locally developed courses in Forensic Studies, Band, Reading and Social Literacy. Locally Developed Courses are developed, acquired and authorized by school authorities to provide students with unique opportunities to explore a range of interests in subject areas that complement provincial […]

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April 28, 2021 Board Meeting News

April 30th, 2021

Regional Office –  Pembina Hills will not pilot draft K-6 curriculum The board passed a motion to approve the recommendation by senior administration that Pembina Hills NOT participate in piloting any part of the draft K-6 curriculum. The recommendation was developed following a very informative process of gathering feedback with teachers, and considering how spending […]

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April 14, 2021 Board Meeting News

April 19th, 2021

Regional Office –  In this board news summary, read about: Board allocates additional $1.3 Million to Co-op Pool Board approves 2021-2022 allocation formula Board approves Strategic Priorities for 2021-2024 Education Plan Board sets Capital Plan Priorities Transportation Assurance Report Preschool and K-6 students to have priority for in-town busing Board allocates additional $1.3 Million to […]

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March 17, 2021 Board Meeting News

March 18th, 2021

Regional Office – 2021-2022 busing fees approved Each year the board establishes transportation fees for: In-town busing Rural students accessing transportation to a school of choice Alternate sites for students accessing more than one bus stop As these services are not required or funded by Alberta Education, the division provides them for a fee to […]

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February 24, 2021 Board Meeting News

March 1st, 2021

Regional Office – School board considers 2021-2022 busing fees The board annually establishes transportation fees for: In-town busing Rural students accessing transportation to a school of choice Alternate sites for students accessing more than one bus stop These transportation services are not funded by Alberta Education, but are a service the division provides for a […]

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February 10, 2021 Board Meeting News

February 11th, 2021

Regional Office – Minister approves request to access reserves In October 2020, the board submitted a request to Education Minister Adriana LaGrange asking for approval to use $1.7 Million in reserves. These funds are required to cover the additional costs related to increased enrolment in the online program at Vista Virtual School. Treasurer Tracy Leigh […]

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January 13, 2021 Board Meeting News

January 15th, 2021

Regional Office – 2021 Public School Trustee Election The election for Public School Trustees will take place on October 18, 2021. Nominations are being accepted until 12:00 p.m. on September 20, 2021. There are six (6) trustee vacancies in the following wards: Pembina Hills East Ward 1 (Rural) Pembina Hills East Ward 2 (Rural) Pembina […]

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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, […]

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November 25, 2020 Board Meeting News

November 27th, 2020

Regional Office – No schools considered for closure The board reviewed the criteria to determine if any schools should be considered for closure for the 2021-22 school year. Schools are assessed annually against the closure criteria, which includes the following factors: Are there factors related to the school building? Is the school meeting the critical […]

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November 12, 2020 Board Meeting News

November 13th, 2020

Regional Office – *Updated November 16, 2020 Extracurricular activities on hold To limit the potential spread of COVID-19 within the division, the Board voted to cancel all extracurricular travel and competition with other schools until further notice. Schools may offer students in-house practices as per cohort guidelines. Annual Education Results Report The Annual Education Results […]

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