Bus Route Info

view

Board approves division's education and financial reports

The BTPS Board of Trustees approved the Division’s 2014-2016 Education Plan & 2012-2013 Annual Education Results report, as well as the Audited Financial Statement at their regular November Board meeting November 27.
There was good news to report in both areas.  On the financial side:

  • Board Governance and System Administration expenses were kept to 3.4% of total expenses, well below the limit of 4% set by Alberta Education.  As a result, $930,000 was allocated to school budgets to support student learning.
  • The Board provides more funding to schools than it receives, and with the help of all other departments was able to come with 99.99% of balancing its $58.9M budget.
  • Fees charged for instruction material and supplies declined by $184,000 in 2012-2013, compared to the previous year.
  • The Board holds $778,137 in trust for student scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded each year to students based on guidelines provided by the trust contributors.
  • The Board, through salaries, benefits and purchases, contributed over $50M to the local communities within its boundaries.
  • The Board received a clean audit opinion on its financial operations for 2012-2013, which means that the fiscal operations of BTPS are being properly administered.

On the education side: 

  • High school completion rates continue to be high and drop-out rates continue to be low.
  • The number of students who were eligible for the Rutherford Scholarship improved significantly.
  • In supporting teacher effectiveness (examples):   
  • Teacher Effectiveness Support Team days – supports teachers in increasing student engagement and improving assessment practice through the collaborative creation of performance assessments;
  • Early dismissal days:  focuses on school-based, collaborative professional learning for staff as per school goals;
  • Peer Instructional Coaches – provides support for teachers to assist them with designing learning that intellectually engages all of their students;
  • Learning Support Team - provides additional support to teachers in programming to meet the needs of all learners; and
  • Teacher effectiveness framework – provides a guide for teachers as they work towards continuous improvement of practice

"We, as a Board, are delighted with the progress we have made in regards to supporting teacher effectiveness,” said Board Chair Darcy Eddleston. “The process has really become part of BTPS culture now and it is exciting to see some of those efforts emerging in the classroom.”

"Additionally, we commend our Central Services staff, as well as our school-based staff, for working hard to keep within their budgets and enabling the Board to put as many education dollars into the classroom as possible.  The Board is very proud of this accomplishment."

Superintendent Bob Allen added, “Our audit and AERR are important documents as they provide a comprehensive review of our work in the previous year.  The 3-Year Education Plan is vital to focusing our work on those things that support effective teaching to maximize student learning.  I look forward to working with our team over the next three years to achieve the targets we have set.”

To view the BTPS Audited Financial Statement, 2013 -2016 Education Plan/2012-2013 AERR and Summary Report for Stakeholders, please check this link: http://www.btps.ca/resource-documents/ or click on the Reports tab on the BTPS homepagewww.btps.ca

Amisk

PR-08 Tricia Strang
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-12 Peter Dyck
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-13 Wayne Cooper
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-14 Ron Melin
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-16 Shawna Dyck (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-18 Faylene Walters
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Chauvin - Dr. Folkins

WW-10 Donna Tizzard
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-11 Teresa Moncrieff/Dianne Nicholson
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-12 Ron Tizzard
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Clandonald

VR-C5 Cheryl Lawrence
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Dewberry

VR-D1 Ken Haney
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-D4 Vern Nolin
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Edgerton

WW-14 Cheryl Webber/Linda Colp
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-15 Dwayne Guy
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-17 Joanne Bell/Sylvia Enstrom
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-18 Michael Blackmer/Doug Kimball
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Hughenden

PR-08 Tricia Strang
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-09 Dale/Donna Swanson
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-12 Peter Dyck
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-13 Wayne Cooper
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-14 Ron Melin
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-16 Shawna Dyck (Hughenden town/Amisk transfer bus)
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-17 Jacqueline Manning
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-18 Faylene Walters
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Innisfree - Delnorte

MIN-I1 Chantal Laforest/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
MIN-I2 Kathy Jaremco/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
MIN-I3 Kathy Newton
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Irma

WW-19 CeeGee Jones
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-20 Veronica Banks
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-21 Shirley Jones
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-22 Don Jones
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-23S Laura Lancaster
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Kitscoty

VR-K01 Bob Farrell/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K02 Donna Ramsay
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K03 Liisa Olson/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K04 Anetta Paul
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K05 Riehlind de Jong
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K06 Laura Gervais/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K07 Janice Russell
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K08 Alvin Beek
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K09 Lori Langille
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-K11 Pam Hart
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Lloydminster

VR-L1 Lynn Tetz
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-L2 Raymond Beek
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-L3 Marie Beek
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-L7 Joylyn Wipf/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Mannville

MIN-M2 Joanne Shomachuk or Peter Shomachuk
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M4 Dean Shomachuk
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M5 Jim Jackson
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
MIN-M7 Cora Shubert
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Marwayne

VR-M1 Joanne Henning
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-M2 Daniel Landry/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-M3 Rick Tupper
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-M4 Jeanine Maurer
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-M6 Regina Petkau
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-M7 Tracy Hines/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-M8 Bill Hansen
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Paradise Valley

VR-P1 Charlene/Casey Danaher/Chad Brundage
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-P3 Marilyn Posein
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-P4 Denise Posein
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-P6 Cheryle Rayson-Stevenson/Brian Cox
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-P7 Sandra Fleming
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-P8 Daniel Landry/Southland Transportation Ltd.
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Provost & Area

PR-21 Vern Tessman
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-22 Mindy Moldowan
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-23 Dawn Read
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-24 Larry Rushton
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-28 Nikki Scammell
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-29 Deb Scammell/Dean Scammell
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-30 Mike Harlow
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
PR-33 Carrie Craig
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Vermilion

VR-V04 Brien Gray
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V06 Lionel Quickstad
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V07 Sheldon Quickstad
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V10 Kelly Davies
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V11 Dawn Woywitka
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V13 Kaylan Zorn
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V15 Candice Holowaychuk
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V16 Wayne Hobbis
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V17 Ken Newton
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V18 Laura Davidson-Arcand
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V20 Jackie Johnson
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-V22 Leah Clark
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT24 Katy Clevenger
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT25 Cindy Munro
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT26 Lenoa Atkinson
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT27 Richelle Donahue
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
VR-VT28 Kathy Crowe
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM

Wainwright

WW-01 Nora Dominic
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-02 Bob McLean
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-03 Alvin Valleau
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-04 Bill McKeown
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-05 Harry Allen
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-06 Ron Smith
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-07 Roberta Dennis
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-08 Jeff LaPointe
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-09 Garry Ezinga
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-24 Susan Fast
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-25 Gordon Lougheed
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-26A&B Sam Kamal
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-27 Steve Squires
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-28 June Stafford
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM
WW-29 Joy Warburton
On time
Updated: Oct 15 at 6:00 PM