Wolf Creek Public Schools looks at its boundaries

Dual credit program expanding and other briefs

The following is a summary of the agenda items from Wolf Creek Public Schools’ (WCPS’) Feb. 20 board meeting.

Ward review

The WCPS board will hold a public meeting in Ponoka on March 10 to discuss current ward boundaries.

The board has an upcoming trustee electoral ward review. The review will analyze the board’s current ward boundaries for equitable trustee representation throughout the division.

Two public meetings are scheduled for March 10 in Ponoka and March 11 in Lacombe, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Budget priorities

The board began initial discussions regarding its budget priorities, which the board will set at a subsequent meeting, following the release of the Alberta Budget.

Dual Credit programs expanded

The board received information regarding the expansion of the dual credit program in Wolf Creek, following a second grant awarded from Alberta Education. This semester, WCPS will have 10 students from five high schools across WCPS attending the School Within A College program at Red Deer College.

The program has also been extended with a dual credit pilot program with Bow Valley College, and a pilot program with Athabasca University.

China trip postponed

The board heard a report regarding the postponement of a student exchange trip to China, due to the coronavirus outbreak. Travel advisories from the Government of Canada indicate to “avoid all non-essential travel” to China. The outbound trip was scheduled for March 2020. Students and parents were notified on February 3, 2020.

– With files from Wolf Creek Public Schools

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