Northland School Division engages parents in plotting education’s future

‘Regional’ high school one of the concepts on the table

Leader staff

Northland School Division (NSD) kicked off a series of community engagement sessions at Grouard Northland School recently, to discuss education programming and student success.

The sessions are part of the school division’s regional review of its schools in Grouard, Gift Lake, Peavine and East Prairie.

One of the goals of the school division is that students should be “strong in identity, healthy and successful,” says Shelley Willier of NSD. At the engagement session in Grouard, participants were asked what they thought about that goal and how they thought NSD should focus its efforts to achieve it.

Parents, community members and school staff members were also asked about high school programming options and a regional high school concept to serve students in smaller communities. A regional high school was listed as a recommendation in the Northland report.

The Regional Education Program Review will return to Grouard on Feb. 28 to share a ‘What we Heard’ report to parents and community members. The team wants to validate the information before moving forward.

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