There is a myth out there that Manitoba is the last province in Canada where property tax is collected for schools, and that Manitoba should become more like the other provinces. The truth is that across Canada, every province collects property tax to fund education.
1. Divisional Strategic Plan 2019-2020
• Trustees approved the following goals as part of the division’s strategic plan for 2019-2020:
o Mental Health and Wellness
The general public was invited to attend the Budget Consultation meeting on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Northlands Parkway Collegiate in Winkler. The meeting was well attended.
With the provincial government's review of the K-12 education system now underway, local school divisions and communities will be addressing some common questions around the possibility of school board amalgamation. There is a common myth that there are simply too many school boards in Manitoba, and that the government should just amalgamate some of them.
• Principal David Hoeppner, along with teachers Carla Wiebe, Karen Lesser, Carilee Bergman, and Chad Bergen presented on Literacy, Numeracy, Band, and Student Engagement.
• Prairie Dale staff are creating varied, engaging and meaningful learning opportunities and lessons throughout all subjects. This is providing ongoing opportunities to build student learning and understanding.
On January 24, 2019 the Minister of Education announced an increase of $6.6M in provincial funding for public Education for the 2019/20 school year. The announcement will result in an estimated additional $120,000 or about 0.4% more than current funding levels.