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 - August 24, 2021

Prairie Land Schools Re-entry Plan

Students will be returning to class in all Prairie Land Schools on Monday, August 30. The Board of Trustees reviewed the 2021-2022 Return to School Plan that outlines protocol for the upcoming school year. In addition, a Prairie Land Memo has been created that addresses concerns that stakeholders may have with return to school protocol.

As mandated by the Province of Alberta, children will be required to wear masks on all school buses until further notice. Although masks are not required in schools, students will be supported if they decide to exercise their right to wear one. Prairie Land Schools will continue with the extra daily cleaning duties in high traffic and high touch surfaces, a regularly scheduled hydrostatic deep cleansing, and maintenance and cleaning of the ventilation systems in all schools.

Prairie Land staff are excited for the start of the school year and look forward to being back in the classroom with their students.

School Board Election Information

Prairie Land School Division promotes and encourages its interested citizens to run for the office of elected school board trustee. The Division is committed to providing an environment that will give all candidates fair access to the electorate.

For information regarding the upcoming October 18, 2021 school board election please visit the Prairie Land School Division website. Nomination forms need to be filed at Prairie Land Central Office at 101 Palliser Trail by 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 20, 2021 and are available at Central Office or online.


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

Board Meeting Highlights - September 13, 2021 Special Meeting

Masks in Prairie Land

On September 3, 2021 the Government of Alberta announced temporary new measures to help reduce transmission and prevent the health-care system from being overwhelmed within the province as a result of COVID-19. With this announcement, masks have been mandated in all indoor public spaces and workplaces, with the exception of schools. This has created much discussion with education stakeholders throughout Alberta, as local School Boards have now been given the autonomy to identify masking requirements (that must be informed by local perspectives), within their schools.

The Board of Trustees of Prairie Land Public School Division called an emergent meeting for September 13, 2021 to discuss the issue regarding masking of students and staff in Prairie Land schools. The Board reflected on the following in an effort to assist their decision making process:

1. Safe and caring environments in all schools

2. Guidance from Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health,

and Alberta Education

3. State of the provincial health system

4. Prairie Land staff and parent survey data

After much deliberation and reflection, the Board of Trustees unanimously voted in favour of Prairie Land Public School Division continuing to follow the advice and guidance of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, whereas student and staff mask use in all schools will continue to be voluntary. Although masks are not required in schools at this time, students will be supported if they decide to exercise their right to wear one. Individuals should consider their own risks and personal situation when making decisions on wearing a mask.

The Board of Trustees would like to thank staff and parents for their contribution to the masking survey administered by the division. For further information, please access the updated Prairie Land 2021-2022 School Year Plan.

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

September 21, 2021

The September 21, 2021 Board meeting will be held online commencing at 9:00 a.m. To view the Board meeting agenda, please click here. To view the meeting please click here.

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Public School Boards' Association of Alberta

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