School Board News

January 13, 2021 Board Meeting News

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 Hills East Ward 3 (Town – Westlock)
  • Pembina Hills West Ward 1 (Rural)
  • Pembina Hills West Ward 2 (Rural)
  • Pembina Hills West Ward 3 (Town – Barrhead)

Visit the Election 2021 page on our website for more information including:

Nomination packages can be picked up at Regional Office at 5310 – 49 Street in Barrhead.

Partnering to Support Mental Health

Through funding from the Alberta Government, Pembina Hills has partnered with the Barrhead Association for Community Living and the Barrhead Anglican Church to create Together Talk — an initiative to support mental health concerns related to the pandemic. Together Talk will focus on providing on-site and virtual counselling, as well as group activities to promote mental well-being.

Their goal is to provide extra support to local communities and help bridge the gap between existing services such as local FCSS services, physicians, AHS addictions and mental health services. Read more at

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

The next school board meeting is at the Regional Office on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m. Members of the public are invited to view a livestream of the meeting on our website.

Recent Board News

December 9, 2020 Board Meeting News

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

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

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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