School Board News

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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February 10, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Minister approves request to access reserves In October 2020, the board submitted a request to Education Minister Adriana LaGrange asking for approval to use $1.7 Million in reserves. These funds are required to cover the additional costs related to increased enrolment in the online program at Vista Virtual School. Treasurer Tracy Leigh […]

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January 13, 2021 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – 2021 Public School Trustee Election The election for Public School Trustees will take place on October 18, 2021. Nominations are being accepted until 12:00 p.m. on September 20, 2021. There are six (6) trustee vacancies in the following wards: Pembina Hills East Ward 1 (Rural) Pembina Hills East Ward 2 (Rural) Pembina […]

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December 9, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – 2021-2022 school year calendar approved! The board approved the 2021-2022 division school year calendar. Similar to this year, students will begin next year with a staggered entry on August 31st and September 1st. Grade 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 students will attend on August 31st Grade 2, 4, 6, 8, […]

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November 25, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – No schools considered for closure The board reviewed the criteria to determine if any schools should be considered for closure for the 2021-22 school year. Schools are assessed annually against the closure criteria, which includes the following factors: Are there factors related to the school building? Is the school meeting the critical […]

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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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