School Board News

September 8, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  No added masking for Pembina Hills Given recent changes to provincial health measures, Pembina Hills board members discussed with careful consideration whether to bring in any additional health-related requirements for local schools, including requiring masks. The board received feedback from 69 parents, grandparents and concerned community members, in the form of e-mail, […]

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August 25, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Resignation of Trustee Jackie Carson The Board of Trustees accepted a letter of resignation from Westlock South Trustee Jackie Carson, as she and her family will be relocating and she will become ineligible to remain as a trustee. As municipal elections are to be held October 18th, 2021 the board decided not […]

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June 23, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Superintendent Recruitment Update The Board of Trustees received 13 applications from across the country for the position of Superintendent. On June 3rd the board met with consultant Jim Gibbons to shortlist the candidates, and the board interviewed four individuals on June 16th and 17th. At the June 23rd meeting, the board passed […]

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June 9, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  Board approves proposal to enhance Literacy and Numeracy strategies Assistant Superintendent Thiesen presented the board with a proposal to address gaps in student learning from COVID-19 related restrictions and absences. The proposal includes enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies focused on developing professional capital. The proposal is intended to provide more time for […]

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May 26, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – 2021-2022 Budget Approved At the May 26th meeting, Treasurer Tracy Leigh presented the upcoming school year budget. The board adopted the 2021-2022 Operating Budget with revenues of $63.9 million and expenses of $64.8 million. By the end of August 2022, the division’s accumulated operating surplus is projected to be $4.4 million (6.83% […]

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May 12, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  Locally Developed Courses approved The board passed two motions to approve various locally developed courses in Forensic Studies, Band, Reading and Social Literacy. Locally Developed Courses are developed, acquired and authorized by school authorities to provide students with unique opportunities to explore a range of interests in subject areas that complement provincial […]

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April 28, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  Pembina Hills will not pilot draft K-6 curriculum The board passed a motion to approve the recommendation by senior administration that Pembina Hills NOT participate in piloting any part of the draft K-6 curriculum. The recommendation was developed following a very informative process of gathering feedback with teachers, and considering how spending […]

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April 14, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  In this board news summary, read about: Board allocates additional $1.3 Million to Co-op Pool Board approves 2021-2022 allocation formula Board approves Strategic Priorities for 2021-2024 Education Plan Board sets Capital Plan Priorities Transportation Assurance Report Preschool and K-6 students to have priority for in-town busing Board allocates additional $1.3 Million to […]

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March 17, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – 2021-2022 busing fees approved Each year the board establishes transportation fees for: In-town busing Rural students accessing transportation to a school of choice Alternate sites for students accessing more than one bus stop As these services are not required or funded by Alberta Education, the division provides them for a fee to […]

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February 24, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – School board considers 2021-2022 busing fees The board annually establishes transportation fees for: In-town busing Rural students accessing transportation to a school of choice Alternate sites for students accessing more than one bus stop These transportation services are not funded by Alberta Education, but are a service the division provides for a […]

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