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 […]

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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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June 14 Board Meeting

Regional office, Barrhead – Board adopts 2017-18 Non-Union Staff Handbook Earlier this year, the school board met with non-union staff groups to discuss non-monetary items for consideration in the 2017-18 Non-Union Staff Handbook. The handbook was adopted at the June 14 meeting. Support staff will not receive a salary increase for the 2017-18 school year. […]

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May 24 Board Meeting

Regional office, Barrhead – Bus Stop Alternate Site Fee Introduced The division provides bus service for rural students to one bus stop location. Parents may apply for service to an additional stop location (alternate site) under certain criteria. The school board passed a motion that starting the 2017-18 school year, parents will be charged an […]

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