Electoral Ward Review

The Pembina Hills Board of Trustees is looking for input from the public as they review the division’s electoral wards. This may impact the number of trustees on the board and the area that each trustee represents. The review will take into account factors such as population, school attendance areas, and historical data.

The board is considering 3 options:
Note regarding Options 2 and 3 with a board of six (6) trustees: If it is a tie vote, the motion is defeated. A tie vote fails. A majority of votes cast (more than half) is required to pass a motion.

Option 1: (Current Electoral Structure)  View Map

  • Three (3) wards: Barrhead, Swan Hills, and Westlock
  • Seven (7) electoral sub-divisions; total of seven (7) trustees

Option 2:  View Map

  • One (1) ward: Pembina Hills School Division
  • Four (4) electoral sub-divisions; total of six (6) trustees

Option 3:  View Map

  • One (1) ward: Pembina Hills School Division
  • Two (2) electoral sub-divisions; total of six (6) trustees

See the full presentation (PDF)

The survey closed on February 10, 2020. We thank all respondents for their input.

Attend a meeting

A trustee will attend each school council meeting in January or February to present information on the ward review. Members of the public are welcome to attend these meetings.

  • Barrhead Composite High School — February 3rd at 7:45 pm at BES
    (joint presentation with BES parents)
  • École Barrhead Elementary School — **note date change**February 3rd at 7:45 pm at BES
    (joint presentation with BCHS parents)
  • Busby School — January 20th at 4:00 pm
  • Dunstable School — January 16th at 6:30 pm
  • Eleanor Hall School — January 22nd at 7:00 pm
  • Fort Assiniboine School — January 22nd at 7:00 pm
  • Neerlandia Public Christian School — January 20th at 7:30 pm
  • Pembina North Community School — February 3rd at 6:30 pm
  • R. F. Staples Secondary School — January 28th at 7:00 pm
  • Swan Hills School — January 15th at 7:00 pm
  • École Westlock Elementary School — January 23rd at 6:30 pm

Next steps

The Board will post a “What We Heard” summary report upon completion of the process. If you have questions about the ward review, consider attending a school council meeting. You may also contact Board Chair Jennifer Tuininga at 780-284-0971 or Jennifer.Tuininga@pembinahills.ca.