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April 07, 2021

BGSD taking a measured approach to AB Education’s draft K-6 Curriculum

Nisku, Alberta (April 7, 2021) – After meeting this evening with the Board of Trustees, Black Gold School Division is planning a measured approach to examine our role in the Alberta Education’s Draft Kindergarten – Grade 6 Curriculum validation (pilot) process. The request to pilot the new draft Curriculum has not yet been made by… Read more »

March 25, 2021

Board Highlights – March 17, 2021

Board Highlights – March 17, 2021:  Board Update, COVID-19, Distance Learning, Election Agreements, New Humble Centre School, Three Year Capital Plan, New High School & Road Construction, Council of School Communities, School Resource Officer, Critical Worker Benefit, Celebrating Success

March 12, 2021

Trustee Column: What is the role of a School Trustee?

In Alberta, citizens elect school boards to act for the Legislature in their local schools and communities. School boards exist because of the belief that government – and decisions – made closest to the people being governed are the most effective. On October 18, 2021, Albertans will go to the polls to elect their municipal… Read more »

February 09, 2021

Trustee Column: A new Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal!

Do you know what a BHAG is? Well, neither did I until a few months ago. This widely used acronym stands for “Big Hairy Audacious Goal.” It is defined as a clear and compelling target for an organization to strive for, or a goal that’s just a little bit too far out of reach. The… Read more »

January 28, 2021

Board Highlights – January 20, 2021

Board Highlights – January 20, 2021:  Board Update, 2021-2022 School Year Calendars, COVID-19, Policy 7 – Board Operations, Council of School Communities, Distance Learning, Diploma Exams, West End Review, Warburg Joint-Use Agreement, New Humble Centre School Disposition, Technology, Girls in Stem, Celebrating Success