School Board News

January 17, 2024 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board receives Student Services Assurance Report Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Rob McGarva presented the Board with a report on the operations of the Student Services department.  This department supports students with a variety of needs, provides mental health support, and works with families to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.  […]

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December 13, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board approves gym expansion for Barrhead Composite High School Modernization and Right-Sizing Project The Barrhead Composite High School Modernization and Right-Sizing project was approved for design funding in March 2023.  This exciting project will involve a top-to-bottom update of the school, providing necessary upgrades to mechanical, electrical, roofing and exterior components of […]

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November 22, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Approval of Audited Financial Statements All publicly-funded organizations in Alberta are required to publish annual financial statements which are audited by a professional accountant. The Board approved the financial statements for Pembina Hills School Division for the year ended August 31, 2023 and received a report from the division’s auditor.   Pembina Hills […]

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October 25, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board Policy Updates Board policies set out the way that the Board operates, including how trustees represent the Board and the division. During the October 25 meeting, the Board discussed which meetings trustees attend and how they are compensated.   The Board added references to its annual work plan in determining which meetings […]

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September 20, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board Increases Representation on External Committees In 2021, Pembina Hills received an invitation to join the Tamarack Health Advisory Council.  Trustee Maureen Schnirer was directed to apply and was accepted for membership, but this council was not added as an official Board-approved committee. Trustee Schnirer confirmed the value of membership in this […]

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August 30, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board elects 2023-24 Chair and Vice Chair At the first Board meeting of the 2023-2024 school year, elections were held for the positions of Board Chair and Vice Chair. Judy Lefebvre was re-elected as the Board Chair and Sherry Allen re-elected as Vice Chair. Congratulations to both trustees! Board Work Plan Approved […]

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June 21, 2023 Board Meeting News

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

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

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

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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