School Board News

June 19, 2024 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Approved in Principle: Swan Hills School trip to Portugal and Spain in 2025 Pembina Hills encourages its students to participate in special events such as field trips, athletic competitions, music and drama festivals, tours and student exchanges, as these activities can significantly complement the educational program. While Field Trips, Excursions, National and […]

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May 22, 2024 Board Meeting News

Board reinstates Requested School transportation services All students residing within Pembina Hills School Division are designated to attend a specific school based on the location of their home.  Some families choose to attend a different school for religious or language reasons (known as a “School of Choice”), to access special education or for various reasons […]

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April 17, 2024 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ 2023-2024 Satisfaction Survey Results The Education Services department conducts an annual survey to monitor the perception of students (in grades 4-12), parents and staff relative to the outcomes identified in the division’s education plan.  The purpose of this survey is to assess the impact of strategies and to provide information for decision-makers […]

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March 20, 2024 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ 2024-2025 Transportation Fees Approved While the majority of Pembina Hills students are transported to and from school at no cost, certain transportation services are not covered by provincial funding and therefore, offered for a fee.  The Board reviews and approves these fees each year, and considers impacts to families as well as […]

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February 21, 2024 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ 2024-25 Alternate School Year Calendars Approved Pembina Hills adopts a Division Calendar as a base for all schools.  This Division calendar establishes first and last days for students and dates for fall, winter and spring breaks. The minimum number of instructional hours mandated by Alberta Education and other operational and scheduling considerations […]

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January 17, 2024 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board receives Student Services Assurance Report Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Rob McGarva presented the Board with a report on the operations of the Student Services department.  This department supports students with a variety of needs, provides mental health support, and works with families to ensure the best possible outcomes for students.  […]

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December 13, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board approves gym expansion for Barrhead Composite High School Modernization and Right-Sizing Project The Barrhead Composite High School Modernization and Right-Sizing project was approved for design funding in March 2023.  This exciting project will involve a top-to-bottom update of the school, providing necessary upgrades to mechanical, electrical, roofing and exterior components of […]

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November 22, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Approval of Audited Financial Statements All publicly-funded organizations in Alberta are required to publish annual financial statements which are audited by a professional accountant. The Board approved the financial statements for Pembina Hills School Division for the year ended August 31, 2023 and received a report from the division’s auditor.   Pembina Hills […]

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October 25, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board Policy Updates Board policies set out the way that the Board operates, including how trustees represent the Board and the division. During the October 25 meeting, the Board discussed which meetings trustees attend and how they are compensated.   The Board added references to its annual work plan in determining which meetings […]

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September 20, 2023 Board Meeting News

Division Office ~ Board Increases Representation on External Committees In 2021, Pembina Hills received an invitation to join the Tamarack Health Advisory Council.  Trustee Maureen Schnirer was directed to apply and was accepted for membership, but this council was not added as an official Board-approved committee. Trustee Schnirer confirmed the value of membership in this […]

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