Board approves Three Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report

Board approves Three Year Education Plan and Annual Education Results Report

For immediate release

November 25, 2020 – During the regular board meeting held on November 19, 2020 the board of trustees approved the Peace River School Division (PRSD) 2020-2023 Three Year Education Plan (3YEP) and Annual Education Results Report (AERR). The 3YEP/AERR reflects the division’s growth over the past year and outlines goals and strategies moving forward.

2019-2020 Annual Education Results Report
PRSD is pleased to share that PRSD’s results increased in five of the 16 measures on the Accountability Pillar Report (APR) over last years’ results. The division also exceeds provincial averages in four measures, and PRSD’s First Nations Metis and Inuit results exceed provincial averages in four of the nine measures. The APR is provided by Alberta Education and serves as a “report card” for the division. It contains information compiled through student progress data, test results and student, parent and staff surveys.

Specific areas where PRSD experienced increases include; Safe and Caring, Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility, Transition Rate, Parental Involvement and School Improvement. PRSD exceeds provincial averages in the areas of Safe and Caring, Citizenship, Parental Involvement and School Improvement. PRSD’s First Nations Metis and Inuit APR results also exceed provincial averages in the areas of Drop Out Rate, High School Completion Rate (3 years), Diploma Exam Participation Rate and Rutherford Scholarship Eligibility Rate.

“We have many reasons to celebrate and we share in this celebration with our students, staff, community members and businesses” says Board Chair Darren Kuester. “We truly have amazing support in our school communities and this report shows what happens when school communities work together in support of student’s educational success and well-being.”

Three Year Education Plan
The report also provides detailed goals, strategies and initiatives for the next three years and throughout the plan, PRSD’s commitment to foster inclusive learning environments and ensure all students experience success is supported through the Collaborative Response.

“Collaborative Response identifies student strengths, learning styles and specific needs” says PRSD board Chair Darren Kuester. “Collaborative Response is rooted in the foundation of collaboration among staff, data-informed decisions, frequent and formative assessment practices, and timely intervention to ensure students are experiencing their full potential” says Kuester.

PRSD also remains committed to the Response to Intervention (RTI) model which is a highly regarded system that identifies student strengths, learning styles and specific learning needs. The RTI model supports the success of all learners regardless of age, ability or special needs. 

The division continues to place a strong focus on literacy, numeracy, hands-on learning opportunities, flexible learning time for all high school students, technology in the classroom, providing students with a voice in education through PRSD’s Student Engagement Teams, professional development for staff, First Nations Metis and Inuit success, student and staff wellness and parental and community involvement.

Strategies in the Education Plan reflect the voice of students, parents, staff and community members through conversation, school and student council organizations, PRSD’s Student Engagement Committee, meetings with our municipal partners, analyzing survey results and through strategic planning sessions with staff and the board of trustees.

“Thank you to our students, staff, parents, community members and partnering organizations for your support and dedication to student success” says Kuester. “Our division is a community of supportive, dedicated, innovative individuals and organizations who together provide students with high quality educational opportunities – thank you for all you do.”

PRSD’s 3YEP/AERR is available online HERE or by choosing “public documents” in the “parent and student” portal at School-based Education Plans are posted on their respective websites.