School Board News

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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December 12, 2018 Board Meeting News

Busby School – Achieving Excellence – Child by Child – Day by Day – Together Students of Busby School had an opportunity to showcase their singing, rapping, reading and writing talents for trustees at the December 12 board meeting. Principal Pauline Gilmour reported on inclusion, diversity, literacy and numeracy at the school. She also noted […]

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November 28, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead –  Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report Assistant Superintendent Mark Thiesen presented the combined Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report to the school board for approval prior to publishing and submission to Alberta Education. This document represents the end of the 2017-18 planning and reporting cycle. The document is a […]

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November 14, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Barrhead, Alberta No schools 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 the division’s schools against the criteria in Policy 15 to determine if a school or program should be considered for closure. This year, none […]

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October 24, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office – Barrhead Provincial test results will help drive improvement Superintendent David Garbutt presented the 2017-18 Provincial Achievement Test results for Grades 6 and 9, as well as the Grade 12 Diploma Examination results. Teachers and principals use these results to make decisions about instruction and support student progress. The division will work with […]

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October 10, 2018 Board Meeting News

Swan Hills School – What makes Swan Hills School GREAT When asked what makes their school a great place to learn, reps from the school’s Students Union said approachable teachers and staff, and access to one-on-one support. Principal Sekulich highlighted some of the unique programming and benefits offered to the 211 students at the K-12 […]

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September 26, 2018 Board Meeting News

Eleanor Hall School, Clyde – Eleanor Hall School –  an amazing place for students! Principal Marchand, staff and parents from the school highlighted some of the opportunities for students including: Supports for students both within the school and division A weekly intergenerational program for Grade 2 students with the Westlock Continuing Care Centre Student Wellness […]

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September 12, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – School board requests input on how to recognize student citizenship For over 20 years, the board has presented Citizenship Awards to chosen students in Grades 6, 9 and 12, based on the criteria in Administrative Procedure 20-18 PHPS Citizenship Awards. At their September 12 meeting, the board discussed revising the criteria […]

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August 30, 2018 Board Meeting News

Regional Office, Barrhead – 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. Read more in division news. A number of board committee appointments were also made at the meeting. School board will wait to make decision […]

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