School Board News

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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May 27, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Balanced Budget for 2020-2021 The board approved a balanced budget for the 2020-2021 school year with budgeted revenues and expenses of $58.9 million. The budget was prepared on the principle of ensuring fairness and equity across the division. It also assumes that students will return to normal school in the fall with […]

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May 13, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Electoral ward structure At the May 13th board meeting, trustees decided to postpone the reading of Bylaw 06-2020 until the June 24, 2020 meeting. If passed, the bylaw will amend the electoral boundaries for Pembina Hills School Division as approved by the Board of Trustees at their April 22, 2020 board meeting. […]

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April 22, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Electoral Ward Review The board approved option 4 that came out of the Electoral Ward Review that was held in January and February of this year. The goal of the ward review was to analyze the current ward structure to ensure that it effectively represents both the general and school populations and […]

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April 8, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Board meeting on livestream The school board broadcast their first board meeting via livestream. Board Chair Tuininga was in attendance at the Regional Office and in order to comply with social distancing guidelines, the remaining trustees participated in the meeting virtually through Google Meet.  Members of the public were able to view […]

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