School Board News

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 Report provides an analysis of the division’s four outcomes defined by the province:

  • Alberta students are successful
  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta are successful
  • Alberta has excellent teachers, school leaders and school authority leaders
  • Alberta’s K-12 education system is well governed and managed

Results are measured and given an evaluation of excellent, good, acceptable, issue or concern.

Of the 16 accountability pillar measures, the division had excellent results in providing a safe and caring environment, quality of education, parental involvement, preparing students for work and citizenship. 

*Only one area was identified as an issue — Diploma Exam Participation Rate (4+ Exams). The numbers are impacted by the population of Vista Virtual students who only access a few courses to support their high school completion.

See full details in the 2019-2020 Annual Education Results Report.

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

The next school board meeting is at the Regional Office on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 starting at 9:00 a.m. Members of the public are invited to view a livestream of the meeting on our website.

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October 28, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  Federal Funding Allocation The division received just over $2M in federal funding to support a safe return to class in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without this additional funding, staff reductions would have been necessary at community schools due to lower enrolments and the costs for substitute staff, additional cleaning and personal […]

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October 14, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Student enrolment update As of September 30th, enrolment in our community schools is down 368 students — 10% lower than projected. Of those students, 202 have chosen distance learning through the division’s online school, Vista Virtual School. Including Vista Virtual School’s current registrations, the division’s total Kindergarten to Grade 12 enrolment is […]

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Provincial Achievement Tests The Board of Trustees passed a motion to not administer the Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) for 2020-2021. Participation in PATs is optional and the data is primarily used to assist in monitoring and improving student learning. The school board and administration believe that PATs would provide incomplete data due to: Learning gaps […]

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