School Board News

November 29, 2017 Board Meeting

Regional Office, Barrhead – 

Presentation of the combined Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report
Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen presented the combined Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report (AERR) to the school board for approval prior to publishing and submission to Alberta Education. This document represents the end of the 2016-17 planning and reporting cycle. The planning sections describe the division’s strategies for meeting each of Alberta Education’s Outcomes. Each section of the report provides more detail and includes feedback collected throughout the year. The document is a valuable reference tool for the board, administration and the public.

Board approves 2016-17 Audited Financial Statements (AFS)
PHPS reported an operating deficit of $567,640 — this includes a deliberate investment of operating reserves in strategies designed to help meet our focused priorities of Literacy, Numeracy, Supporting Student Diversity and Student Teacher Relationships:

  • Building school leadership
  • Release time for schools to support teachers on probationary or interim contracts
  • Literacy Coordinator & lead teacher
  • .25 fte coordinator of school counseling – to support site based paraprofessional staff
  • Mentor program assistants
  • Leveraging partnership funding to hire specialized services for students
  • Career expo
  • Communications
  • Modernization of technology network infrastructure

Other highlights include:

Read the PHPS Audited Financial Statement.

ADLC reported an operating deficit of $11,279. Read the ADLC Audited Financial Statement.

See an overview of the PHPS and ADLC Audited Financial Statements.

Board ratifies CUPE agreement
The school board ratified a memorandum of agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local No. 1661. The two-year agreement ends August 31, 2019 and covers 37 bus drivers and shop staff in the Westlock Ward.

The next meeting is on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Sunny Bend Colony School starting at 9:30 a.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Recent Board News

November 8, 2017 Board Meeting

Regional Office, Barrhead –  No schools will be considered for closure next year The school board accepted administration’s recommendation that no schools be considered for closure this year. According to Policy 15, each year administration reviews the division’s schools against the following criteria to determine if a school or program should be considered for closure: […]

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October 25, 2017 Board Meeting

Regional Office, Barrhead –  New PHPS board takes oath of office Following the retirement of the 2013-17 school board, MLA Glenn van Dijken administered the oath of office to the trustees who will form the 2017-21 school board: Nancy Keough, Town of Swan Hills Jennifer Tuininga, Barrhead North Judy Lefebvre, Town of Barrhead Kerry McElroy, […]

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October 11, 2017 Board Meeting

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Helping to keep our students & communities safe Director of Students Services Rob McGarva provided an overview of the Pembina River & Area Violence/Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Protocol and Annual Report. The protocol is a community commitment to maintain safe environments for children and youth. Through the partnership, training has been […]

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