School Board News

January 10, 2018 Board Meeting

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Student Services — supporting schools and students In his report, Director McGarva reported on the ways Student Services supports schools and their students through staff deployment, distribution of resources through an allocation model which identifies the level of support students require, and utilization of partnerships. Student Services is working to improve […]

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December 13, 2017 Board News

Sunny Bend Colony School – Board approves 2018-19 school year calendar The 2018-19 PHPS calendar features dates common to all schools. Schools operating on alternate calendars will finalize their calendars in February 2018. Key dates for 2018-19 First day of school – Sept 4 Christmas break – Dec 24 – Jan 4 Teachers convention – […]

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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 […]

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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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Sept 26, 2017 Board Meeting

Westlock Outreach School –  Classrooms benefit from $797,000 funding infusion At their September 26, 2017 meeting, the school board learned how classrooms across PHPS will benefit from the $797,000 the division will receive through the Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF). This funding may be used for things like additional staff time to build knowledge in supporting […]

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Sept 13, 2017 Board Meeting

Regional Office –  Board weighs in on School Act On September 27-28, trustees Jackie Comeau and Judy Lefebvre, the local Council of School Councils chair, as well as Superintendent David Garbutt and Secretary Treasurer Tracy Meunier will participate in Alberta Education’s two-day stakeholder conversation. Board Chair Jennifer Tuininga will also attend in the capacity as […]

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Aug 28 Board Meeting

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Staff reductions at regional office provide more support for schools Superintendent Garbutt provided an overview of the new organizational chart for regional services, in which administration will focus on supporting the work of schools and the Alberta Distance Learning Centre. This reorganization has resulted in the elimination of almost 3 full […]

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June 28 Board Meeting

Regional Office, Barrhead –  David Garbutt appointed Superintendent of Schools / Chief Executive Officer Following a detailed hiring process and approval from the Minister of Education, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. David Garbutt to the position of Superintendent of Schools and Chief Executive Officer effective August 1, 2017. […]

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