To Inspire Success
- Student–Focused Learning
- Supportive Environment
- Managing Resources Responsibly
The Black Gold School Division was formed January 1, 1995. It encompasses the former Leduc School District No. 297, County of Leduc No. 25 and the Devon School District No. 492. The Division extends from the New Sarepta area to the east, to the Warburg area to the west. It includes the municipalities of Beaumont, Calmar, Devon, Leduc, Leduc County, Thorsby and Warburg. The Board of Education consists of seven trustees; one from each of the three rural wards, two from the City of Leduc, one from the Town of Devon and one from the City of Beaumont. The division office is located in Nisku east of the Edmonton International Airport. Our jurisdiction borders the south boundary of the City of Edmonton.
The Board of Education and its employees are committed to joint decision-making and a collaborative approach to system operation and policy development. Stakeholder groups are actively involved in the operation of the jurisdiction. Schools in the system have school councils. Parents are welcomed in Black Gold School Division and are actively involved in the decision-making process.
Approximately 11,500 students are enrolled in the 32 schools in the system. Quality instruction is delivered by over 705 (F.T.E.) teachers with the support of approximately 525 education assistants, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, licensed practical nurses, secretaries, librarians, custodial staff, bus drivers, maintenance staff, Division office personnel and Division office administration. A full program, including second language instruction, gifted programs, and special needs instruction, is provided to the students in grades one through twelve, along with kindergarten and pre-kindergarten.