Looks like a meeting with Alberta Education is going to be pushed back for the rural Alberta schools. 
 
Prairie Land School Division, including J.C Charyk in Hanna, had their meeting postponed. 
 
"He unfortunately had to postpone this meeting for whatever reason, I'm not sure, but we're optimistic that he is going to make his way back to Prairie land very soon," stated Cam McKeage, Superintendent of Prairie Land Regional Division.
 
The Minister with Alberta Education is planning to visit all schools authorities throughout the province to get a take on the education act, school funding and any sort of issues being faced locally. 
 
"The biggest thing would be the funding model of how schools are funded through the province. Rural education is funding the same as education in the cities, but it just does not work well for us," McKeage explained. 
 
"Any school authorities is in rural Alberta, or remote rural, feel that and they're strong advocates for education within their communities. Students in the small remote rural communities deserve just as good of an education as anyone does."
 
So, how is J.C Charyk coming along after the amalgamation?
 
"The last finishing touches are going into that school. We're putting bleachers in the fine arts centre this week and our grand opening for the school will be sometime in April," McKeage outlined.
 
 
 

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login