Minister appoints inquiry team to Northland School Division
In January 2010, the Minister appointed a three-member inquiry team under Section 41of the School Act to study the operations of the Northland School Division. To learn about the Minister’s decision, click here.
The members of the inquiry team are: Dr. David van Tamelen, former Secretary-Treasurer and Superintendent of Schools, Peace River School Division; Nathan Matthew, former First Nations Representative on the Education Advisory Council to B.C.’s Minister of Education; and Keith Wagner, former Deputy Superintendent (Curriculum) with Grande Prairie School District.
The team will visit all 23 schools and communities to gather and evaluate information through records such as meeting minutes, financial statements and public meetings. The team will also establish the format and dates for meetings with members of the local school committees, school division staff, administration, teachers, parents and students and community members to seek their advice and perspectives.
Once the information is gathered and evaluated, the team will provide its recommendations to the Minister.
Below is the latest community meeting schedule.
|April 20||7 – 9 p.m.||Elizabeth School||Cold Lake|
|April 22||7 – 9 p.m.||Calling Lake School||Calling Lake|
|April 27||7 - 9 p.m.||Susa Creek School||Susa Creek|
|May 5||7- 9 p.m.||J.F. Dion School||Fishing Lake|
|May 10||7 – 9 p.m.||Hillview School||East Prairie|
|May 11||7 – 9 p.m.||Bishop Routhier School||Peavine|
|May 12||7 – 9 p.m.||Grouard Northland School||Grouard|
|May 13||7 – 9 p.m.||Gift Lake School||Gift Lake|
|May 18||7 – 9 p.m.||Anzac School||Anzac|
|May 19||7 – 9 p.m.||Father R. Perin School||Janvier|
|May 20||7 – 9 p.m.||Conklin Community School||Conklin|
|May 26||7 – 9 p.m.||Paddle Prairie School||Paddle Prairie|
|May 27||7 – 9 p.m.||Dr. Mary Jackson School||Keg River|
|June 1||7 – 9 p.m.||Athabasca Delta Community School||Fort Chipewyan|
|June 2||7 – 9 p.m.||Chipewyan Lake School||Chipewyan Lake|
|June 3||7 – 9 p.m.||Fort McKay School||Fort McKay|
|June 8||7 – 9 p.m.||St. Theresa School||Wabasca|
|June 9||7 – 9 p.m.||Mistassiniy School||Demarais/Wabasca|
|June 10||7 – 9 p.m.||Pelican Mountain School||Pelican Mountain|
|June 14||7 – 9 p.m.||Red Earth School||Red Earth Creek|
|June 15||7 – 9 p.m.||Peerless Lake School||Peerless Lake|
|June 16||7 – 9 p.m.||Kateri School||Trout Lake|
|June 22||7 – 9 p.m.||Little Buffalo School||Little Buffalo|
Once dates and times are confirmed, the remaining community meetings will be posted online.
If interested individuals are unable to attend the meetings, they can submit their comments by email or by regular mail to:
Northland School Division Inquiry Team
9th Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard