BGRS Council Briefs

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A proposal was made for high school students to travel to Vimy Ridge in April 2017 to help honor the 100-year anniversary. 

    Chris Stiles, Black Gold Regional School administrator, who made the presentation, says that the emphasis on the trip will take students through Belgium and France which will bring an opportunity for students to experience Canadian heritage European culture. “This is a wonderful opportunity for students to experience a once in a lifetime event,” he says. 

    The trip, which is just in the preliminary planning, will be offered to all high school students in the Black Gold region.  

    The presentation was made on behalf of Stiles, trustee Dennis Nosyk and Superintendent Bill Romanchuk who have been working together to put together this heritage tour. 

New modules for École Corinthia Park School 

    The Black Gold Regional School division received a letter from Alberta Education approving two new modular classrooms for École Corinthia Park School.

    According to the letter received by Alberta Education BGRS is requested to contribute a flat rate of $50,000 per unit for delivery and setup costs, and Alberta Education will pay the remaining delivery and setup costs as well as 100 per cent of the cost of the modulars.  

    Superintendent Norman Yanitski comments that the reduced he financial obligation is quite a change.  In 2013/2014 school divisions receiving units were asked to contribute 50% of the costs of transportation, setup and links. 

    Yanitski says the modulars should be available for the school for the 2014/2015 school year however specific details have not been confirmed yet. 

    Covenant Christian School Calendar Approved.

The 2014/2015 School Calendar for Covenant Christian School has been approved. 

    The School has a conference that they will need to attend as a result their calendar is a little different than the Calendar for the rest of the division. 

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