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Board Meeting Highlights - Dec 2016

1.  Bus Poster Contest – Awards were handed out to the local winners of the 2016 Bus Safety Poster Contest.  Photos from the event can be found on the Prairie Rose website (www.prrd.ab.ca).

2.  The 2016/17 Class Size Report – Core Subjects was presented.  In 2015, a goal of the board was to reduce the Division I class sizes average of 18.8. As a result of additional funding being added to Division I staffing levels, that number has dropped to 17.1.  The Division 2 class sizes increased slightly from 19.0 to 19.6, Division 3 stayed consistent at 18.8 down from 18.7 and Division 4 went up very slightly from 21.5 to 21.7.  Class size reports can be found on the Prairie Rose website (www.prrd.ab.ca).

3.  The 2016 Prior Level of Achievement report was presented.  The report reviews student results in LA and Math in grades 6 and 9, based on being the students being in the division for at least 2 years prior to writing the test.  Overall, students scored above or on par with projections.

4.  The Division School Year calendars for 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 were approved.  Both calendars include 183 instructional days, 8 PD/SI days, one division PD day and start dates after the Labour Day long-weekend.  The 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Colony Calendars were also approved.  The calendars will be available on the Prairie Rose website in January 2017.

5.  Other notable items:  Eagle Butte Choir sang Christmas carols, Irvine Junior ATB gave a presentation, and the Irvine Catering class served a Christmas meal to division office staff.  Photos can be found on the Prairie Rose website (www.prrd.ab.ca).