All schools are open. Listen to the radio at 101.1 FM and 105.7 FM and check our "BUS ROUTE" link for a list of bus routes not running due to poor road conditions.
Grasslands Wellness 12 Days of Christmas Workout
Board Bits - December 2013
At its organizational meeting on November 6th, Vic Budz was elected as the new chairperson of the Grasslands School Division. He takes the position with a wealth of experience. Budz first came to Brooks in 1978 to take the position as vice-principal of the Brooks Composite High School. He was principal of BCHS from 1988-2000. He then moved to the Grasslands School Board Office where he was an assistant superintendent from 2000 to 2007. Budz was first elected as a trustee in 2010 and, in his second term, was voted by the other trustees as Board Chairperson. Jody Trembecki was voted as vice-chair. Rounding out the Grasslands School Board are Melanie Chapman, Inge Ellefson, John Petrie and Shaun Roth.
With the new school in Uplands opening up in September, 2014, the board office has been preparing for the move. Gord McDonald will be the Principal and Carolyn Bain will be the vice-principal.
Administration will be working over the next few months on staffing needs, not only for the new Uplands School, but for all three in town elementary schools, as all three will be Kindergarten to Grade Six.
Grasslands School Board has purchased a software program to determine boundaries for students for each the schools. Once they are initially set, there will be public meetings in the community.
Grasslands will also be consulting students, staff members, parents, community members, community organizations, and the business community as a new strategic plan is developed for the division.
Measles Outbreak in Southern Alberta
As of Nov. 4, 2013 there are 18 confirmed cases of measles in southern Alberta. This number has been rising daily, and Alberta Health Services expects this to continue over the coming weeks, with disease spreading further. All cases to date have been reported in individuals who have not had any measles immunization. Communities reporting measles cases include Fort Macleod, Picture Butte and Coaldale. It is expected that there are more active measles cases in the community that are not being reported to Public Health.
For more information please see Alberta Health Services Webpage
Transformation of School Board Governance Task Force
The Alberta School Boards Association recently established a Task Force on the Transformation of School Board Governance. The Task Force is examining ways in which school board governance can adapt to meet the challenges of the future. A key area being examined is how school boards can reinforce their role as “local governments”. What should school board governance look like in Alberta now and in the future? How should school boards engage with the public, our ratepayers? The Task Force is seeking the views of Albertan’s on this important subject. If you are interested in providing input to this topic please use the link below to access an on-line “Thoughtstream” survey on the Alberta School Boards Association website.
Check out ABC Schools Partnership to find out the progress on our new Uplands Elementary School.
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