Departments

Transportation

About Us

Each day in our community, 69 School Bus Drivers transport approximately 2,800 students 11,848 KM with a total service area of 12,378 square kilometers!

Apply to Become a School Bus Driver Today

Have questions? Check out or Class 2S FAQ


Transportation Award of Excellence

The Peace River School Division annually awards one of our transportation staff members with the Transportation Award of Excellence. This award recognizes an employee who consistently goes above and beyond in their role. Nominations for the current year open in May and close on July 31. During that period, a nomination form will be available here as well as on our social media pages.


Parent Links

Transportation Public Documents          Registering for the School Bus 

School Bus Safety          Bus Rider Rules 

Transportation Service Areas 

 


Did you Know?

84% of our drivers have been employed with PRSD for over three years

86% of our drivers are female

70% of our drivers value the flexible hours that come with driving school bus

94% of our drivers feel respected by Peace River School Division as their employer


Contact Transportation

Phone: 780-624-3006
Toll Free: 1-800-816-4711

Facilities

The Facilities Department provides maintenance programs and services to the Division's schools, houses, garages, and offices. The Facilities Department is responsible for all facility repair, maintenance, and upgrading under a variety of Government funding programs. It also provides custodial care for all facilities either by in-house staff or by contracted service. The Facilities Department strives to work with the school and building administration to ensure that buildings are safe, clean, and warm. If a problem or emergency should arise, we encourage the building administration to contact us in any of the following manners.


Facilities Public Documents


Garbage Disposal

The Peace River School Division contracts waste removal for many of its schools.

There are some exceptions where another contractor or the Town looks after waste removal: Manning, Dixonville, Hines Creek, Worsley, Menno Simons and Bear Canyon.

Health and Safety

The Peace River School Division is committed to promoting safe, healthy, learning and working environments for students, staff, volunteers, visitors, and contractors. Our commitment is based on the philosophy that Health and Safety excellence is a value expected of the organization, its management and employees. By supporting and implementing these values with diligence, Peace River School Division will strive to create an environment in which health and safety always comes first.

Our vision statement is: First choice for students: we are a dynamic learning community focused on student success. Students are our top priority and our collective purpose is to help students to achieve success. Through working and learning together, we ensure all elements of safe and caring environments are in place through strategic planning, school and divisional practices, policies and professional development opportunities. We fully understand the role safety plays in the education of our youth and know that our working and learning environments have a fundamental impact on student success, today and in the future.

 


PRSD Safety Protocols and Communication

Schools are often considered the safest places in our communities. However, an emergency can happen anywhere, at any time. It is imperative that our families are informed of various safety protocols and how we will communicate if and when an emergency occurs.

Crisis Response Information

 

 

Communication during an emergency

During an emergency, we will make every effort to contact parents directly. Depending on the emergency, it may not be possible to send out information until after the incident has ended. Once it is safe to do so, parents will be contacted through direct phone calls, electronic messages, radio alerts, and website and social media updates.

We strongly encourage parents to not come to the school during an emergency unless directed to do so. Although your natural instincts in an emergency may be to go to the school to safeguard your child, please understand that doing so could impede the response to the situation. During any emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff and we work closely with emergency personnel and the appropriate agencies to keep our students and staff safe. Parents and guardians can assist with our emergency planning by ensuring your child’s emergency contact information is up to date with the school and transportation office.

We also encourage families to follow the PRSD and local school Facebook pages where updates may be posted depending on the emergency. 

 

Human Resources

The Human Resources Department provides various support throughout the Peace River School Division and encompasses all PRSD employees. The HR Department manages all recruitments, hiring, onboarding and staffing changes within the Division, as well as employee benefits, leaves, training and disciplinary actions.

The HR Department maintains company culture, assists in employer-employee relations and are crucial to creating a safe work environment for all. 

To apply for a position within the Peace River School Division: 

CLICK HERE

Payroll

Helpful Information

The Payroll Department for the Peace River School Division oversees all PRSD employees' earning statements, T4s, Record of Employment (ROEs), RRSPs and pension plans.

For information or assistance with Alberta Teachers' Retirement Fund (ARTF), please contact Kaitie Rieger.

For information or assistance with the Local Authorities Pension Plan (LAPP), please contact Amy Wald.

All payroll inquiries for Bus Drivers and Spare Bus Drivers can be directed to Bernadette Wearden.

Records Management & Student Information

The Records Management and Student Information Department provide support to schools, parents and staff throughout the Peace River School Division. They also assist families with enrollment, student information and access to Records to complete their daily tasks. 

For Information on Records management, Record Requests and Enrollment please contact Theresa Wiebe, Records Management Coordinator.


For Information on PowerSchool, PowerTeacher, Extranet Access, Parent Portal, Report Cards and any student related information please contact Brenda Eastman, Student Information Systems Coordinator.

Technology

Help Desk Support

The Technology Services helpdesk is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, all year round, with few exceptions.

 


Chromebook for Education: Family & Staff Purchase Program

The Peace River School Division is proud to partner with BCOM Computers to provide quality Chromebooks designed for our K-12 environment. Preferred discounts are available to the students enrolled within our programs and to our staff.  To help you in this process we have put together an easy to navigate website.

Full details are available in this flyer. 

 


Supporting PRSD Classrooms

The PRSD Technology Services department works to provide high-quality infrastructure, devices, support, and training to meet our educational and operational needs. The dedicated team of IT professionals is based at Central Operations in Grimshaw but travels to all schools to provide services as needed. Some of this services include:

  • Procurement and repair of various user devices, including computers, Chromebooks, and iPads
  • Installation and maintenance of the division communication networks, including phone lines, networking, and Wi-Fi
  • Installation and repair of classroom projectors, TV’s, and projectors
  • Provisioning and support for video conferencing hardware and software
  • Design, installation, and maintain VOIP phone system and paging
  • Procure and support the printer and copier fleet at all sites
  • Setup and support video surveillance and security systems
  • School Signage installation and support
  • Gym, Library, and Theatre AV Systems
  • Provision user accounts and provides support for Office 365 and Google Workspace for Education
  • Installation and support of major and minor software solutions needed to operate a school
  • And much more…
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