February 2022

February 2022

Board of Trustees Meeting

February 15, 2022

2022-2023 Prairie Land Division Calendar
At the February 15 Board meeting, the Trustees approved the 2022-2023 Prairie Land Public School Division Calendar. The calendar provides family holidays during the weeks of November 7-11 and February 20-24 in addition to our traditional Christmas and Easter breaks. This approved calendar includes 181 instructional days and 191 teacher days, with six Professional Development days. The Board appreciates the feedback and the support that it received for this calendar from our school communities.

Prairie Land International Students
Close to thirty grade 11 students from Brazil arrived last week as a part of the Prairie Land
International Student Program. These exchange students will be attending Morrin, J.C. Charyk, Youngstown, and Delia schools; in addition, there is one student from China enrolled in Prairie Land Online Academy. The students are excited to be in Canada and are looking forward to the many educational, cultural and social opportunities that Prairie Land will provide them. As part of the ongoing efforts to create a healthy and viable school authority, there is potential for this program to grow and continue to bring both diversity and resources to our schools. The Board thanks all host families for their commitment to partnering with this initiative.

Housing Unit Addition
The Board of Trustees passed a motion to assume the outstanding mortgage on a house owned by the Altario Parent Projects Society, located in Kirriemuir. This home was purchased by the Society in 2014 as an incentive to potentially attract and retain staffing for the Altario School. Moving forward, this house will be added to the division teacherages, which are also found in Cessford, Delia, Youngstown, Veteran, Consort and Altario. The Board would like to thank the Altario Parent Projects Society for this opportunity as they continue to find ways to retain staff for Prairie Land Public School Division.

For additional information please contact: Cam McKeage, Superintendent of Schools, Prairie Land Public School Division 403.854.4481