School Board News

March 18, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Replacement school for BCHS remains top priority for capital plan The school board adopted their three-year capital plan, keeping Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) as their top priority. In 2018, Alberta Education funded a Value Scoping Session to examine the implications of modernizing and right-sizing the school vs. building a replacement. Representatives […]

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February 26, 2020 Board Meeting News

Pembina North Community School – Pembina North demonstrates Concept-Based Teaching and Learning  As part of their school report, Pembina North Community School Principal Raime Drake and Associate Principal Daryl Chattargoon provided an overview of the school’s journey with concept based teaching and learning. Concept-based instruction (CBI) provides teachers with clear targets for what students will […]

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February 12, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – School board approves national field trip request by Barrhead Composite High School A group of junior high students, their parents, and lead teachers can continue planning a field trip to Montreal, Quebec City and Ottawa in May 2021 after receiving approval in principle from the school board. The week-long trip will include […]

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January 15, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  School Board approves community consultation process for Electoral Ward Review Over the next four weeks, trustees will be consulting with the public, as part of local school council meetings, to review the current electoral ward structure to ensure that it effectively represents community and school populations. Three (3) options have been put […]

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December 11, 2019 Board Meeting News

Dunstable School –  Dunstable School – “Freedom to Grow, Opportunity to Learn” Strong student teacher relationships and a family environment, as well as great academic results are at the core of this small but mighty elementary school. With a dedicated staff and passionate parents, students are provided with field trip opportunities, a community garden, musical […]

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November 27, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Statement on the Provincial Budget Two major financial factors have emerged that impact the current school year: Education Funding: While the basic per-student grant was maintained, three other grants were eliminated. While we received a one-time transition grant, the school division will still receive $832,899 less than last year. Cost of Insurance: […]

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November 13, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – No schools will be considered for closure next year The school board accepted administration’s recommendation that no schools be considered for closure next year.  Each year administration reviews each school against the following criteria from Policy 15: Are there health and safety threats? Is the school hitting a critical minimum enrolment? How […]

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October 23, 2019 Board Meeting News

Pibroch Colony School – Student enrolment continues to decline This year, the division will serve 3,776 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 at eleven community schools, two Hutterite colonies, and two outreach centers. Similar to past years, enrolment is down 46 students or 1.4%. The division also operates an online school, Vista Virtual School, which […]

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October 9, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Board appoints interim representative following Swan Hills Trustee resignation Trustee Nancy Keough recently resigned from her position as trustee for the Swan Hills Ward. The board discussed whether to fill the vacancy with a by-election. As part of the 2019-2020 school year, the board has also committed to a review of the […]

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