Prairie Land Public School Division

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

403-854-4481
1-800-601-3898

"Small Schools Preparing Students for Big Futures"

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

Board Meeting Highlights - May 25, 2021

In-year Funding Requests

The Board of Trustees approved video conference and IT upgrades, custodial and maintenance equipment, division housing upgrades and furniture replacement for Berry Creek Community School, Altario and Consort Schools.

2021-2022 Budget

The 2021-2022 Operating and Capital budget were passed unanimously by the Prairie Land Board of Trustees on May 25, 2021. An operating deficit of $550,000 is expected as well as board funded capital assets of $627,500 for vehicles and equipment with an additional $380,000 relating to the new Delia School rebuild to provide extra space, bleachers and upgraded air handlers.

Two new schools will be coming on-stream for the next school year; Al-Amal Academy and Prairie Land Online Academy. It is also expected that the International Student Program will gain momentum in the upcoming year. With the new schools, programs and augmentation of some existing supports the division expects to add 16.20 certified teachers and 25.5 additional support staff.

Teaching staff for the two new schools total 8.6 FTE while 3.3 FTE will supplement Berry Creek Community School and Hope Christian Online School, due to enrolment demands. The remaining teaching FTE will focus on literacy and numeracy as well as providing support for new start-up; schools and initiatives.

The majority of support staff will be added to address the recent literacy and numeracy shortfalls that have been identified over the past year and will address increasing needs of students in the high needs categories.

Prairie Land looks forward to a successful year of growth within the division.

2021-2024 Education Plan

The Board of Trustees passed a motion to approve the 2021-2024 Education Plan. This document was developed as a result of the community assurance meetings, in addition to staff, public and student surveys. The Board would like to thank the committee members and the school communities for their input and work into the assurance framework. Please visit the Prairie Land website at www.plrd.ab.ca for it and any further information that you may require.



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

ASBA 2021 Edwin Parr 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.






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Prairie Land Public School Division Board Of Trustees Board Meeting - June 22, 2021

The June 22, 2021 Board Meeting will be held online commencing at 9:00 a.m. To view the board meeting agenda, please click here.