School Board News

April 4, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – School board sets local priorities Following planning sessions with community school principals, the board established these priorities for the next school year: Planning for Diversity Mental Health Literacy and Numeracy Support for Professional Practice. Schools will build their education plans around these priorities. Early Learning program approved at Swan Hills School […]

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March 20, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Barrhead Comp remains top capital plan priority The school board adopted their three-year capital plan, keeping Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) as their top priority. Last fall, Alberta Education funded a Value Scoping Session to examine the implications of modernizing and right-sizing the school vs. building a replacement. Representatives from Alberta […]

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February 27, 2019 Board Meeting News

Alberta Distance Learning Centre, Barrhead –  ADLC—Supporting Alberta schools since 1923 Principal Steven Kaplan updated the school board on the many organizational changes undertaken by ADLC, as part of their recommitment to the Service Agreement with Alberta Education. Alberta Education funds ADLC to serve all Alberta school jurisdictions. Offering 273 programs to over 1,200 partner schools, […]

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February 13, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  Ongoing need to provide mental health supports Director Rob McGarva provided a Student Services Assurance Report to the board, highlighting ways in which Student Services provides support to schools and students in the division. In his report, McGarva highlighted data and examples of students who, as a result of receiving higher levels […]

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January 16, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – School board examines impact of changes to tax exemption rules New federal legislation makes all earnings for municipal officers, including school board trustees, fully taxable as of January 1, 2019. This change comes after more than 60 years. Previously, only two-thirds of earnings were taxable. For example, under the new legislation, a […]

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December 12, 2018 Board Meeting News

Busby School – Achieving Excellence – Child by Child – Day by Day – Together Students of Busby School had an opportunity to showcase their singing, rapping, reading and writing talents for trustees at the December 12 board meeting. Principal Pauline Gilmour reported on inclusion, diversity, literacy and numeracy at the school. She also noted […]

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November 28, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen presented the combined Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report to the school board for approval prior to publishing and submission to Alberta Education. This document represents the end of the 2017-18 planning and reporting cycle. The document is a […]

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November 14, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Barrhead, Alberta No schools considered for closure next year The school board accepted administration’s recommendation that no schools be considered for closure next year. Each year administration reviews the division’s schools against the criteria in Policy 15 to determine if a school or program should be considered for closure. This year, none […]

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October 24, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Barrhead Provincial test results will help drive improvement Superintendent David Garbutt presented the 2017-18 Provincial Achievement Test results for Grades 6 and 9, as well as the Grade 12 Diploma Examination results. Teachers and principals use these results to make decisions about instruction and support student progress. The division will work with […]

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October 10, 2018 Board Meeting News

Swan Hills School – What makes Swan Hills School GREAT When asked what makes their school a great place to learn, reps from the school’s Students Union said approachable teachers and staff, and access to one-on-one support. Principal Sekulich highlighted some of the unique programming and benefits offered to the 211 students at the K-12 […]

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