Prairie Land Public School Division

101 Palliser Trail
PO Box 670
Hanna, Alberta
T0J 1P0

403-854-4481
1-800-661-3898

"Small Schools Preparing Students for Big Futures"

Our focus: Teaching and Learning, Health and Wellness, Culture and Inclusivity

Board Meeting Highlights -March 23, 2021

2021-2022 Budget Guidelines and Allocation Parameters

The Board approved the 2021-2022 Budget Guiding Principles and Allocation Parameters which had been reviewed at their March 19 working session. The Budget Guidelines define the overarching elements that Prairie Land adopts while the Allocation Parameters provide administration with the tools to allocate funds to schools and support areas. Budget development will commence immediately with final Board approval slated for May 25, 2021.

2021-2024 Three-year Capital Plan

The Board passed a motion to approve the 2021-2024 Three-year Capital Plan and concurrently the most pressing structural needs throughout the division within our facilities. The Youngstown School building envelope and partial modernization upgrade is the Board’s first priority and submission for consideration. The Altario School building envelope upgrade has been recognized as the second priority, and the Veteran School building envelope is the third priority of the Board of Trustees. The Three-year Capital Plan will be submitted to Alberta Infrastructure by April 1, 2020.

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

ASBA 2021 Edwin Parr Teacher Award Nominee

Monday, March 29, 2021

(Hanna, Alberta) – The Prairie Land Public School Division Board of Trustees are honoured to nominate Ms. Courtney Fecho for the Alberta School Boards Association, 2021 Edwin Parr Teacher Award. This prestigious distinction has been bestowed upon deserving first year teachers for their outstanding efforts in Alberta since 1964. School boards across the province nominate one exceptional candidate for the Edwin Parr Teacher Award to their ASBA zone committee each year. The successful nominees from each Zone are honoured at the ASBA Fall General Meeting in November.

Ms. Fecho is in her first year at Consort School where she has been assigned ELA 7, Science 7, Science 9, Biology 30 and CTF 8. Courtney is also involved in extra-curricular activities including coaching volleyball and softball.

Courtney’s strength in practice would be her natural ability and intentional commitment to fostering, caring, understanding and professional relationships with her students. Her patience and understanding allow her to be a model of positivity to her students. She both believes and lives the idea that students who are treated with kindness and respect will have enhanced learning.

Ms. Fecho is the epitome of a new teacher who wants to grow and put forward her best self, day in and day out. She engages with other teachers to help better understand her own practice and most importantly, how to reach all students.

With many outstanding beginning teachers in Prairie Land, the Board of Trustees would like to acknowledge all staff whom were considered for this prestigious award, and to once again congratulate Ms. Courtney Fecho as Prairie Land’s 2021 Edwin Parr nominee.

Online Learning

Prairie Land Public School Division offers a choice of two online learning opportunities for the 2020-2021 school year. Please visit Hope Christian School or Prairie Land Online for more information regarding your alternative learning needs.

Prairie Land Online School Registration Form

Hope Christian Online School Registration Form


Prairie Land Public School Division Board Of Trustees Board Meeting - March 23, 2021

The March 23, 2021 Board Meeting will be held online and viewable by the public through YouTube live stream commencing at 9:00 a.m. To view the board meeting agenda, please click here.