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November 13, 2019 Board Meeting News

November 14th, 2019

Regional Office – No schools will be 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 each school against the following criteria from Policy 15: Are there health and safety threats? Is the school hitting a critical minimum enrolment? How […]

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October 23, 2019 Board Meeting News

October 28th, 2019

Pibroch Colony School – Student enrolment continues to decline This year, the division will serve 3,776 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 at eleven community schools, two Hutterite colonies, and two outreach centers. Similar to past years, enrolment is down 46 students or 1.4%. The division also operates an online school, Vista Virtual School, which […]

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October 9, 2019 Board Meeting News

October 11th, 2019

Regional Office – Board appoints interim representative following Swan Hills Trustee resignation Trustee Nancy Keough recently resigned from her position as trustee for the Swan Hills Ward. The board discussed whether to fill the vacancy with a by-election. As part of the 2019-2020 school year, the board has also committed to a review of the […]

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September 25, 2019 Board Meeting News

September 26th, 2019

Neerlandia Public Christian School – Student enrolment on the rise at Neerlandia Public Christian School Principal Brett Seatter reported that the school has approximately 20 more students this year. They also welcomed eight new staff members to the school this fall. Offering an alternative Christian program, the school focuses on providing the highest quality of […]

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September 11, 2019 Board Meeting News

September 13th, 2019

Regional Office, Barrhead – Legal Name Change Brought Opportunity to Synchronize Names Recently the province changed our division’s legal name from “Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7” to “Pembina Hills School Division”. Trustees passed a motion to change the division’s communication name “Pembina Hills Public Schools” to the new legal name “Pembina Hills School Division” […]

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August 28, 2019 Board News

August 29th, 2019

School board chooses Chair and Vice chair At their organizational meeting, the board elected Trustee Jennifer Tuininga to serve as Chair and Trustee Wendy Scinski as Vice chair. “I am honoured to continue to serve as the board chair for PHPS. I have the pleasure of working with a strong and supportive board and senior […]

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June 26, 2019 Board News

July 2nd, 2019

Regional Office, Barrhead –  School board 2019-20 budget depletes reserves Delayed release of the provincial budget has required the school board to adopt their 2019-20 budget based on assumptions including: Declining enrolment of approx 2% resulting in $284,000 less revenue Removal of Classroom Improvement Funding (CIF) resulting in $843,600 less revenue Elimination of nutrition funding […]

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June 12, 2019 Board Meeting News

June 14th, 2019

Fort Assiniboine School – Fort Assiniboine School — a safe and caring family atmosphere Principal Lorna Hiemstra and School Council Chair Penny Price reported on the many opportunities available to the school’s 83 Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. From the great team of people who care about students, to strong community support, the school focused […]

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May 22, 2019 Board Meeting News

May 24th, 2019

Regional Office, Barrhead – Fall release of provincial budget forces school board to make assumptions The school board discussed some of the assumptions they will need to make in order to develop their 2019-20 budget, including the following monies that may not be provided in the coming year: The Classroom Improvement Fund (CIF) expires August […]

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May 8, 2019 Board Meeting News

May 10th, 2019

Vista Virtual School, Calgary –  Board meeting goes on the road to Vista Virtual School – Learning Without Limits For the first time in its history, the school board held its regular meeting in Calgary, at the Vista Virtual School campus. With an overall combined budget of $84 million, Pembina Hills Public Schools is unique […]

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