School Board News

January 15, 2020 Board Meeting News

Regional Office –  School Board approves community consultation process for Electoral Ward Review Over the next four weeks, trustees will be consulting with the public, as part of local school council meetings, to review the current electoral ward structure to ensure that it effectively represents community and school populations. Three (3) options have been put […]

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December 11, 2019 Board Meeting News

Dunstable School –  Dunstable School – “Freedom to Grow, Opportunity to Learn” Strong student teacher relationships and a family environment, as well as great academic results are at the core of this small but mighty elementary school. With a dedicated staff and passionate parents, students are provided with field trip opportunities, a community garden, musical […]

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November 27, 2019 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Statement on the Provincial Budget Two major financial factors have emerged that impact the current school year: Education Funding: While the basic per-student grant was maintained, three other grants were eliminated. While we received a one-time transition grant, the school division will still receive $832,899 less than last year. Cost of Insurance: […]

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November 13, 2019 Board Meeting News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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