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 […]

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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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September 23, 2020 Board Meeting News

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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September 9, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Federal Education Funding for COVID-19 Pembina Hills School Division will receive $2.016 Million in Federal Education Funding to be directed towards costs associated with COVID-19. This funding may only be used towards specific expenses, such as: Staffing Adapting learning spaces and personal protective equipment Cleaning and safety considerations for schools and buses […]

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August 26, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – School Board chooses Chair and Vice chair At their organizational meeting, the board elected Trustee Jennifer Tuininga to serve as Chair and Trustee Wendy Scinski as Vice chair. “I am honoured to continue to serve as the Board Chair for Pembina Hills. Our board and senior administration team is committed to serving […]

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August 5, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Electoral Ward Bylaw – Third reading postponed The third reading of the Electoral Ward Bylaw has been postponed until the August 26, 2020 regular board meeting. A delegation presented their concerns and opposition to the proposed ward boundary changes and reduction of the number of trustees. Delegates that presented were Craig Wilson, […]

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June 24, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Electoral Ward Review Bylaw Passes Two Readings Trustees unanimously voted in favour of the first and second readings of Bylaw 06-2020 Establishment of Wards. The third reading of Bylaw 06-2020 will be brought forward for consideration at the Board’s regular meeting on August 5, 2020 where only a majority vote is needed […]

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June 10, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Board approves Three-Year Education Plan Assistant Superintendent of Education Services Mark Thiesen presented the Three-Year Education Plan for 2020-2023 which highlights strategies to improve student learning and results over a rolling three year plan. The Education Plan is reviewed and revised annually. The Three-Year Education Plan for 2020-2023 lists four (4) Outcomes […]

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