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Share your input on the future governance structure for Northland School Division

Posted on April 6

As part of the Government of Alberta’s commitment to reinstate an elected board of trustees for Northland School Division this fall, Alberta Education is seeking community input on possible ward structures for the division.

To ensure all interested community members have the opportunity to provide their input, please select the method that works best for you from the following two options: 

1. Submit your ideas by mail, email or fax. You are encouraged to meet with the organization or community that you represent before May 5, 2017 to discuss the attached maps. Three of the maps are examples of possible 7-, 9-, and 11-ward structures. The fourth is a blank map for you and your group to use to indicate an alternate ward structure, should you choose to do so.

Click on website links below to access and print feedback forms and maps for possible 7-, 9- and 11-ward structures

Feedback Form Maps
7-Ward Feedback Form 7-Ward Map
9-Ward Feedback Form 9-Ward Map
11-Ward Feedback Form 11-Ward Map
Alternate Ward Feedback Form  Blank Map

Please submit your preferred ward structure along with any other feedback and the name of the organization or school/community members who participated by May 5, 2017, to:

Nathan Freed, Director, North Services Branch, Alberta Education
9 Floor, 44 Capital Boulevard
10044 - 108 Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5J 5E6
Or by email: nathan.freed@gov.ab.ca  Or FAX: 780-422-9682


2. Tell us in person. Spring Engagement sessions are being held in communities as indicated below:
                                                         OR

Date Time Venue Community
April 18  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Days Inn High Prairie
April 19 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. J.F. Dion School School Fishing Lake 
April 24  5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  St. Theresa School  Wabasca
May 1 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Quality Inn & Conference Centre Fort McMurray 

Attendees can arrive anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and will have the opportunity to share their thoughts with a facilitator in a one-on-one conversation. A light meal will be provided and mileage to travel to one of the sessions will be eligible for reimbursement.

Questions? Please contact Nathan Freed, Director, North Services, Alberta Education, at 780-422-0795 (toll-free in Alberta by first dialing 310-0000).

Leave a comment:

Brian Dewar said on April 11, 2017

With the map outline I can see the 9 ward being better suited to our communities. The Ward 1 not being i with Little Buffalo, Peerless and Trout serves two purposes. If KTC takes the three schools no Ward changes are necessary. Second: logistics, Ward 1 is Metis Ward 4 would be Treaty and the distance makes the KTC schools a better fit since there a lot of relations and they are presently working together. St Theresa and Mistassiniy are just by products of the 9 Warsd. no problem.