School Board News

June 26, 2019 Board News

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

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

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

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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April 17, 2019 Board Meeting News

École Westlock Elementary School –  Students exceed reading challenge – Principal Ouimet kisses a goat! Teachers and principals are so passionate about reading, they’ll agree to almost anything to get their students excited about reading. March 2019 was reading month at WES. In addition to daily fun reading events–from Karaoke to Dr. Seuss Day to […]

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April 4, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – School board sets local priorities Following planning sessions with community school principals, the board established these priorities for the next school year: Planning for Diversity Mental Health Literacy and Numeracy Support for Professional Practice. Schools will build their education plans around these priorities. Early Learning program approved at Swan Hills School […]

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March 20, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Barrhead Comp remains top capital plan priority The school board adopted their three-year capital plan, keeping Barrhead Composite High School (BCHS) as their top priority. Last fall, Alberta Education funded a Value Scoping Session to examine the implications of modernizing and right-sizing the school vs. building a replacement. Representatives from Alberta […]

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February 27, 2019 Board Meeting News

Alberta Distance Learning Centre, Barrhead –  ADLC—Supporting Alberta schools since 1923 Principal Steven Kaplan updated the school board on the many organizational changes undertaken by ADLC, as part of their recommitment to the Service Agreement with Alberta Education. Alberta Education funds ADLC to serve all Alberta school jurisdictions. Offering 273 programs to over 1,200 partner schools, […]

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February 13, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  Ongoing need to provide mental health supports Director Rob McGarva provided a Student Services Assurance Report to the board, highlighting ways in which Student Services provides support to schools and students in the division. In his report, McGarva highlighted data and examples of students who, as a result of receiving higher levels […]

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January 16, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – School board examines impact of changes to tax exemption rules New federal legislation makes all earnings for municipal officers, including school board trustees, fully taxable as of January 1, 2019. This change comes after more than 60 years. Previously, only two-thirds of earnings were taxable. For example, under the new legislation, a […]

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