Prairie Land Public School Division

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


"Small Schools Preparing Students for Big Futures"

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

Board Meeting Highlights - September 27, 2022

Organizational Meeting

The Prairie Land Public School Division trustees assembled on Tuesday, September 27 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 & J. Ference (Alternate)

c. Discipline Committee – L. Bond, S. Davies & S. MacPherson

d. Scholarship Committee – L. Bond, K. Macfarlane & S. MacPherson

e. Executive Committee – S. MacPherson, H. Smith, & M. Tkach

f. Support Staff Liaison – L. Bond & J. Ference

g. TBAC – S. Battle & M. Tkach/S. Davies (Alternate)

h. Health & Wellness Committee – H. Smith

i. Indigenous Committee – S. Battle

j. Audit Committee – J. Ference, K. Macfarlane & M. Tkach

k. Alberta School Boards Association Zone 5 representative – H. Smith/S. MacPherson (Alternate)

l. Public School Boards Council representative – M. Tkach/H. Smith (Alternate)

m. Teachers Employer Bargaining Association (TEBA) – M. Tkach

n. 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 2022-2023 Board meeting scheduled can be seen at

Board Policy Handbook

The Board of Trustees approved the revised Board Policy Handbook. Over the past year the Board Policy handbook has been aligned with the revisions to the Education Act. These new policies will be used for the Board to govern the division operations as done with policy in the past.

2021-2022 Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Winner School

Ida Fielding Bursary Veronica Pedersen J.C. Charyk Hanna

Kush Memorial Abigail Slorstad Berry Creek

Norman Alexander Duff Memorial Veronica Pedersen J.C. Charyk Hanna

Pioneer Homestead Bursary Julie Hoff Consort

PLRD Achievement Kyha Avery J.C. Charyk Hanna

Nolan Dechaine Consort

Belle Stanger Delia

PLRD Distinction Abigail Slorstad Berry Creek

PLRD Education Hayley Buelow Consort

Special Areas #2 Education Bursary

(Estate of Orlin Graham Pearce) Colton Garlock Youngstown

The Prairie Land Board of Trustees would like to congratulate and send best wishes to all the successful candidates.

International School Field Trips

The Board of Trustees approved two school field trips for 2023. Consort School is planning a trip to Costa Rica in April 2023 and Berry Creek Community School is planning a trip to the Maritimes in June 2023.

Educational Assistant Course

Prairie Land will be offering a course to the EAs currently employed in the division. The goal of the course is to build capacity in Education Assistant’s current toolkit of supports for students, as well as to keep EAs abreast of the evolution of educational trends and their role in supporting students.

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

Prairie Land Public School Division

Board of Trustees Board Meeting

November 29, 2022

The November 29, 2022 Board meeting will be held in person at Central Office at 9:00 a.m. To view the Board agenda click here.

To view the meeting click the meeting date above.

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

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