Financial statements released

Bryan Passifiume
ECA Review Reporter

During their regular meeting on Wednesday, November 28, the Prairie Land Division school trustees passed a motion to accept audited financial statements for the 2011-2012 school year. The audit, according to Secretary/Treasurer Sharon Orum, shows the board is keeping consistent and accurate accounting practices and records. The records are available on the school division’s website.

Switching email service
In an effort to increase efficiency, data security and to cut costs, the school division has decided to switch email providers from FirstClass to Gmail. The email service, operated by Google, provides an email service that better meets the security needs of the school board with more storage space. In addition, there is no cost to the school division to use Gmail, and requires no on-site server administration. Firstclass is a cloud-based unified messaging, email and collaboration system designed for use by educational institutions.
Three year plan
The school district has voted to adopt a three year educational plan to guide the educational direction of the board. The plan, entitled the “2012-2015 PLRD Combined Three Year Education Plan”, focuses on student achievement, classroom practices, parental involvement and instructional leadership. The plan concentrates on inclusion for all learners and improving results on high school diploma examinations and provincial achievement tests. Details on the plan have been published on the board’s website.

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