School Board News

June 22, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Board Ratifies Collective Agreement with CUPE 1661 Following several months of negotiations, the board ratified a four-year agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local No. 1661. The agreement ends August 31, 2024 and covers 33 bus drivers and shop staff in the Westlock Ward. Budget Amendment, capital spending plan […]

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June 8, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – The board held its June 8 meeting in Swan Hills High School and trustees would like to thank the staff and students for their consideration and hospitality. The school administration took the board on a tour of the school which included an entertaining presentation by the school’s grades 4,5 & 6 handbell […]

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May 25, 2022 Board Meeting News

The May 25th regular board meeting was held at Eleanor Hall School in Clyde. Thank you to the staff and students for welcoming the school board into your building for the day.  2022-2023 Operating Budget Approved At the May 25th meeting, Secretary Treasurer Heather Nanninga presented the upcoming school year budget. The board adopted the […]

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May 11, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Education Plan Priorities Director of Education Services Raime Drake discussed some of the key components of the three-year education plan which will be approved at the May 25, 2022 board meeting. Drake summarized the initiatives, strategies and evidence associated with the key priorities of: Student-staff relationships Supports for staff Literacy and numeracy […]

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April 27, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Satisfaction rates maintain same levels as last year Director of Education Services Raime Drake presented the 2021-2022 Pembina Hills Satisfaction Survey Summary to the Board of Trustees. Each year, the school division surveys parents, staff and students in Grades 4-12 on their satisfaction level in a variety of areas. The results are […]

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April 13, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Changes to long service awards The Board of Trustees of Pembina Hills School Division believe that staff are the division’s greatest asset. At their April 13th regular meeting, the board considered the several ways to recognize the division’s long serving staff. Following a thorough review of historical practices and a comparison to […]

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March 16, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Board approves capital plan priorities As part of the province’s annual budgeting process, school divisions are required to submit a list of capital projects for consideration. These projects can include new construction or modernization, and are considered alongside all of the province’s capital requests, which include hospitals, parks and highways. When creating […]

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February 23, 2022 Board Meeting News

R.F. Staples Secondary School – 2022-2023 School Year Calendars Alberta Education mandates a minimum number of instructional hours for all students – 950 for elementary and junior high school students, and 1,000 hours for high school students.   This requirement, along with bus scheduling, means that some schools have longer days than others. These schools have […]

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February 9, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Alternate days for Barrhead Comp and R.F. Staples junior high students Alberta Education requires schools to provide a minimum amount of instruction for students each year. High school students require 1,000 instructional hours, while Grades 1-9 students require at least 960 hours. Given scheduling considerations around busing and start/finish times for each […]

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January 19, 2022 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Student Services Director presents assurance report Director of Student Services Rob McGarva presented the board with a comprehensive report on the support services that Pembina Hills School Division provides to its students. Pembina Hills students with identified needs consistently perform better than provincial averages for students with identified needs on achievement tests […]

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