Local governmance has allowed GVSD to implement division-wide Literacy and Numeracy initiatives. The division has been able to increase staffing and hire Literacy and Numeracy Coordinators.
A new 'Zone' and cafeteria was constructed at Garden Valley Collegiate. Having a local board has also allowed staffroom renovations at Border Valley, Southwood and JR Walkof.
Classrooms and hallways have been renovated at Winkler Elementary School. New hardwood gym floors have also been installed at Winkler Elementary School and Parkland School.
Local governance has allowed GVSD and Western School Division to share a bus garage called Centre Line. It has also allowed GVSD to offer winter busing during the winter months.
A partnership with the Red River Technical Vocational Area has enabled GVSD students to access cutting-edge technical programs and build career pathways. In addition to the 12 external programs available to GVSD students through the RRTVA, GVSD has developed its own programs in: Automotive Technology, Baking and Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, Electrical Technology, Esthetics, Hairstyling and Heavy Duty Equipment.
Local governance means that GVSD can develop programs that support students, such as Alternative Education and the Fresh Start program located at The Bunker. Partnerships with special organizations, such as the Winkler Family Resource Centre and Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, allow GVSD to extend the reach of learning and support in the community.