School Board News

April 11, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Board allots resources to schools Each year school divisions receive funding from the province, and the school board must determine how that money is distributed to schools by an allocation formula. The school board adopted the 2018-19 allocation formula for schools, which includes things like: an allocation of time for principals […]

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March 21, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead  –  Board adopts Education Plan priorities for 2018-19 Following consultation at principal planning sessions, the school board voted to keep the 2018-21 Education Plan priorities: Diversity of student needs Student-teacher relationships Numeracy Literacy The following value statement for PHPS was also developed: We value success for every student. We can achieve success […]

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February 28, 2018 Board Meeting News

Pembina North Community School –  United We Achieve Excellence! Pembina North Community School Principal Darcie Eamor, along with Associate Principal Daryl Chattargoon and Inclusive Education Coordinator Kendra Seatter, provided an overview of the school’s education plan focus — literacy, numeracy, student diversity and enhancing learning opportunities for students through student/staff relationships. See pages 2-3 of […]

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February 14, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  When do we cancel school buses? Transportation Director Shantelle Haitel provided a summary of bus cancellations that occurred in January 2018. Due to the geographic size and diversity of the school division, weather and road conditions can vary substantially. The division believes that decisions about bus cancellations should be made as […]

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January 24, 2018 Board Meeting News

Dunstable School –  School board provides input into provincial budget As part of the Provincial 2018 Budget Consultation the school board submitted the following: High school funding – Recognize it costs more to deliver a high school education. Funding for high schools should be applied consistently across Alberta Transportation – Predictable and sustainable transportation funding model that considers […]

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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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