School Board News

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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December 8, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Preliminary School Viability / Grade Reconfiguration Criteria Report Board Policy 15 Grade Configuration and School Closure requires that the division annually apply a set of criteria to all of its schools to review whether or not they are viable. The criteria include a review of student enrolment, the physical condition of school […]

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November 24, 2021 Board Meeting News

Barrhead Composite High School – Following a break due to COVID-19 restrictions, the board resumed the practice of holding meetings in community schools. The first school-based meeting of the 2021-2022 school year was held at Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS). School staff presented the board with some school history and shared the school’s successes, challenges […]

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November 10, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Division-provided food and beverages for events and meetings In early 2020, the Board of Trustees passed a motion to eliminate all food and beverage spending for division, school and board events and meetings. While this action was taken to relieve budget pressures and was necessary at that time, the division’s situation has […]

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