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December 8, 2021 Board Meeting News

December 10th, 2021

Regional Office – Preliminary School Viability / Grade Reconfiguration Criteria Report Board Policy 15 Grade Configuration and School Closure requires that the division annually apply a set of criteria to all of its schools to review whether or not they are viable. The criteria include a review of student enrolment, the physical condition of school […]

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November 24, 2021 Board Meeting News

November 26th, 2021

Barrhead Composite High School – Following a break due to COVID-19 restrictions, the board resumed the practice of holding meetings in community schools. The first school-based meeting of the 2021-2022 school year was held at Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS). School staff presented the board with some school history and shared the school’s successes, challenges […]

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November 10, 2021 Board Meeting News

November 12th, 2021

Regional Office – Division-provided food and beverages for events and meetings In early 2020, the Board of Trustees passed a motion to eliminate all food and beverage spending for division, school and board events and meetings. While this action was taken to relieve budget pressures and was necessary at that time, the division’s situation has […]

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October 27, 2021 Board Meeting News

November 1st, 2021

Regional Office – Trustees sworn in to office; Elect new Chair and Vice Chair All school board trustees in Alberta are elected on a four-year cycle as set out in the Local Authorities Election Act. The 2021 election was held on October 20th, and five of six Pembina Hills School Division electoral wards saw new […]

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October 13, 2021 Board Meeting News

October 15th, 2021

Regional Office – Board approves proof of vaccination policy Earlier in October, the board received a joint letter from the Ministers of Health and Education encouraging school boards to require staff to either provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or provide negative screening tests. The board received several comments from staff and community members, and […]

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September 22, 2021 Board Meeting News

September 24th, 2021

Regional Office – Additional funding for Busby School gymnasium The board received a presentation on the new gym project underway at Busby School. While early planning is going well, some important decisions surrounding building materials and current market conditions have increased the cost of the project, and additional funding is required. The board discussed these […]

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September 8, 2021 Board Meeting News

September 13th, 2021

Regional Office –  No added masking for Pembina Hills Given recent changes to provincial health measures, Pembina Hills board members discussed with careful consideration whether to bring in any additional health-related requirements for local schools, including requiring masks. The board received feedback from 69 parents, grandparents and concerned community members, in the form of e-mail, […]

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August 25, 2021 Board Meeting News

August 26th, 2021

Regional Office – Resignation of Trustee Jackie Carson The Board of Trustees accepted a letter of resignation from Westlock South Trustee Jackie Carson, as she and her family will be relocating and she will become ineligible to remain as a trustee. As municipal elections are to be held October 18th, 2021 the board decided not […]

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June 23, 2021 Board Meeting News

June 24th, 2021

Regional Office – Superintendent Recruitment Update The Board of Trustees received 13 applications from across the country for the position of Superintendent. On June 3rd the board met with consultant Jim Gibbons to shortlist the candidates, and the board interviewed four individuals on June 16th and 17th. At the June 23rd meeting, the board passed […]

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June 9, 2021 Board Meeting News

June 11th, 2021

Regional Office –  Board approves proposal to enhance Literacy and Numeracy strategies Assistant Superintendent Thiesen presented the board with a proposal to address gaps in student learning from COVID-19 related restrictions and absences. The proposal includes enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies focused on developing professional capital. The proposal is intended to provide more time for […]

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