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 - May 24, 2022

2022-2023 Budget

The 2022-2023 Operating and Capital budget was passed unanimously by the Prairie Land Board of Trustees on May 24, 2021. An operating surplus of $876,940 will enable the support of additional capital purchases that will provide upgrades to fleet vehicles, maintenance equipment, activity buses for extracurricular events, and additional funds to augment the future retrofit of the Morrin gymnasium into a CTS facility. These capital commitments will reduce the surplus by $1.2 million for a net draw on operational reserves of $323,057 which will be submitted to the Minister of Education for approval.

2022-2025 Education Plan

The Board of Trustees passed a motion to approve the 2022-2025 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 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.

Board Meeting Highlights - March 22, 2022

2022-2023 Budget Guidelines and Allocation Parameters

The Board approved the 2022-2023 Budget Guiding Principles and Allocation Parameters which had been reviewed at their February 28 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 24, 2022.

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 Veteran School partial modernization has been recognized as the second priority, and the Altario School partial modernization has been recognized as the third priority. A fourth priority for the J.C. Charyk Hanna School has been added to the plan for the expansion of the automotive CTS shop. The Three-year Capital Plan will be submitted to Alberta Infrastructure by April 1, 2022.

Harvest Sky Presentation

Harvest Sky Economic Development Manager Mark Nikota presented to the Board of Trustees a feasibility study regarding worker transition, building capacity for adult learning and creating partnerships with organizations throughout the Harvest Sky Region (Hanna and Youngstown). The Board is encouraged by this work and is looking forward to partnering with other organizations to strengthen our school communities.

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 Meetings

June 14, 2022

The June 14, 2022 Board meeting has been cancelled.

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