November 2022

November 2022

Board of Trustees Meeting

November 29, 2022

September 30 Final Enrolment
Prairie Land Public School Division continues to grow in enrolment as there are close to 3000 diverse students in 21 schools and home education programs throughout Alberta. With increased student numbers, the division has also received increased funding which has benefited all of our schools by increased resourcing (which equates to increased value added opportunity for our students and their communities).

2021-2022 Audited Financial Statement
AVAIL CPA, the Boards’ external auditors, presented the final results of the audited financial
statements for the year ending August 31, 2022. The year resulted in an operating surplus of
$167,073. The Board funded $710,760 of capital assets from this surplus. These purchases
included investment in the north field at J.C. Charyk as well as items to support our Schools of Excellence programs. The Board accepted the auditor report that confirmed that the division has appropriate internal controls and adheres to required accounting standards. The audited financial statements can be accessed on the divisions’ website at .

Draft 2023-2024 Calendar – Survey of Staff and Parents
The draft 2023-2024 Prairie Land Division Calendar was presented by administration to the Board of Trustees. This initial draft has teachers returning to their schools on August 28, while our students first day back in class will be August 30, 2023. The November break is scheduled from November 13-17, the winter break from December 23 to January 7, 2024, and the spring break will be from March 29 – April 7, 2024.

The Board requested that a second draft calendar be created that will see students coming back after the Labour Day weekend on September 5, 2023. For this to happen, the November week will be removed to ensure that the appropriate amount of instructional time is available as outlined by Alberta Education.

A survey regarding both drafts will be shared with all staff and parents specifically looking for feedback regarding the November break and the start of the school year. The calendars will be discussed at the January Board meeting for approval.

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