Board Meeting Highlights - Dec 2016

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 (

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 (

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 (