Board Highlights - April 11, 2017

1. The Prairie Rose board of trustees voted to keep New Brigden School open as a grade 1-3 school starting in 2017-18 with a request coming forward to the Minister of Education to add grade 4 programming. Additional community consultation will also take place regarding the possibility of incorporating kindergarten programming into the school.  The board defeated an initial motion put forward by Ward 1 trustee Lucille Hertz to keep New Brigden School as a grade 1-6 school.

2. The 10th annual Kaleidoscope of the Arts will take place at the Esplanade on June 1st and 2nd.  A few changes have been made to the program including the addition of a fourth show designed for early elementary students and public speaking to the drama recital program.  More information regarding the program, show times, registration and tickets can be found on the Prairie Rose School Division website.

3. The Prairie Rose board of trustees voted to fund the cost of sending two school council representatives each year to the Alberta School Councils Association conference in Edmonton.  It was noted that some school councils have expressed interest in attending the conference but found the cost to be a deterrent.  The approximate cost of travel, accommodations and conference fees is $1,200/per person.

4. The board approved a field trip request from Margaret Wooding, Schuler and Jenner schools to participate in an aviation learning opportunity, in correlation with Super T Aviation, at the Medicine Hat airport.