October 2021

October 2021

Board of Trustees Meeting

October 25, 2021

Organizational Meeting
The Prairie Land Public School Division trustees assembled on Monday, October 25 for the Board annual organizational meeting. Trustees accepted specific roles and responsibilities for the upcoming school year as follows:

a. H. Smith was elected Board Chair, and M. Tkach elected Vice-chair.
b. Negotiating Committee – S. Battle, H. Smith & M. Tkach
c. Discipline Committee – L. Bond, S. Davies & S. MacPherson
d. Scholarship Committee – L. Bond, J. Ference & K. Macfarlane
e. Executive Committee – S. MacPherson, H. Smith, & M. Tkach
f. TBAC – S. Battle & M. Tkach/J. Ference (Alternate)
g. Health & Wellness Committee – J. Ference
h. Indigenous Committee – S. Battle
i. Audit Committee – S. Davies, K. Macfarlane & M. Tkach
j. Alberta School Boards Association Zone 5 representative – H. Smith/S. MacPherson
k. Public School Boards Association of Alberta representative – M. Tkach/H. Smith (Alternate)
l. Teachers Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA) – M. Tkach
m. Rural Caucus Committee – S. MacPherson/S. Battle (Alternate)

Board meetings will be held on either the third or fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at Prairie Land central office. The 2021-2022 Board meeting scheduled can be seen at our website.

September 30, 2021 Final Enrolment
Prairie Land Public School Division continues to grow in enrolment as there are over 2000 students in our 21 schools and over 750 Prairie Land home education students throughout Alberta. With the addition of two new public schools (Al-Amal Academy and Prairie Land Online Academy) for the 2021-2022 school year, our division continues to grow in numbers and diversity.

Literacy & Numeracy Focus
In an effort to address potential learning delays in both literacy and numeracy as a result of the ongoing pandemic, Prairie Land assessed all division I-III students throughout the month of September. As a result, the data gathered will be used by our teachers to support and ultimately enrich the learning needs of their students. The Board of Trustees has committed funding for resources and programming for the 2021-2022 school year that will address this initiative.

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