School Board News

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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May 10 Board Meeting

Regional office, Barrhead – School board asks Northland School Division to transfer territory to PHPS The area located between the Swan Hills and Barrhead wards is currently part of Northland School Division. The school board will ask Northland School Division to transfer this area to PHPS. If agreement is reached, the next step is for […]

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Apr 26 Board Meeting

Regional office, Barrhead –  93% of respondents satisfied with overall quality of education in PHPS This report summarizes what we heard when we asked students, parents and staff about Pembina Hills Public Schools. The school division surveys students in Grades 4 to 12, parents, and division staff each year. Schools and the division consider this […]

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Apr 12 Board Meeting

Regional office, Barrhead –  School board launches superintendent recruitment process The school board moved to issue a request for proposals regarding the recruitment of a superintendent. Pembina Hills Public Schools has strong and committed staff who work hard every day to provide high quality education to students within our geographic area and across the province. […]

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