PWPSD Board News - May 25, 2023

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May 25, 2023
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Board votes to keep junior high programming status quo

After months of engagement and an in-depth review of the final report, the PWPSD Board has voted to not make any changes to the junior high programming in the communities of Beaverlodge and Hythe.

With this decision, Beaverlodge students in Grades 7-9 will continue to attend Hythe Regional School for junior high before returning to Beaverlodge for high school.

You can find the final report, supporting documents, and more information about the Guiding Our Future engagement project on our website.

Peace Wapiti Outreach Team

The Peace Wapiti Outreach Team works with My Luvpak to provide backpacks and supplies to families in need.

The Peace Wapiti Outreach Team, which launched in January 2023, is part of the Division's Wellness Team, and focuses on supporting students and their families who are least likely to access services, but who are in the most need.

The Team's primary purpose is to work with PWPSD schools to identify students who have been struggling with attendance and make contact with them and their families in an attempt to identify needs, barriers and/or struggles. Team members then work to provide access to a wide range of services, community supports, and referrals.

In addition to building resilience in PWPSD students and families, the Outreach Team offers:
  • Holistic case management
  • Direct support to students and families
  • Advocacy
  • Opportunities for connection and engagement
  • Referrals to community support services and systems
  • Support for transitions
Since January, the team has been connected to over 168 families, and continues to offer supports throughout the division.

2023-2024 Operational Budget approved

The Board has approved the 2023-2024 Operational Budget with revenues of $91,163,965 and expenses of $91,306,651.

2024-2027 Assurance Plan approved

The Board has approved the 2024-2027 Assurance Plan, which was developed under the direction of the Board in accordance with its fiscal responsibilities under the Education Act, and the Fiscal Planning and Transparency Act.

The Assurance Plan focuses on the Division's three strategic priorities: student learning, equity, and wellness. The 2024-2027 Assurance Plan can be viewed in its entirety on our website.

Two Weyerhaeuser scholarships up for grabs

Additional information and scholarships can be found on our website.

Committee & Meeting Reports

  • Trustee Clarke presented the Negotiations Committee Report
  • Trustee McIntosh presented the Policy Review Committee Report
  • Trustee Riding presented the ASBA Zone One Report
  • Trustee Piebiak presented the Communications Committee and General School Councils' Meeting Reports
  • Trustee McIntosh presented the Political Action Committee Report

Upcoming Events

  • Kindergarten & New Student Registration Now Open: Registration is ongoing - visit for more information
  • Administrators' Meeting: Wednesday, June 7
  • Last Board Meeting of 2022-2023: Thursday, June 15
  • Father's Day: Sunday, June 18
  • Last Day of School for Students: Tuesday, June 27
  • Last Day of School for Staff: Wednesday, June 28
  • Day in Lieu of Canada Day: Friday, June 30 - PWPSD offices and shops closed
2023 Graduations:
  • Spirit River Regional Academy Graduation: Friday, June 2
  • Eaglesham School Graduation: Friday, June 9
  • Savanna School Graduation: Saturday, June 24
  • Peace Wapiti Enterprise Centre Graduation: Wednesday, June 28
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