3-Year Education Plan
Message from the Board Chair
The Board of Trustees is pleased to present the 2019-2022 Three-Year Education Plan and the 2018/2019 Annual Education Results Report. This document provides a clear, detailed picture of Grande Yellowhead Public School Division (GYPSD) students’ achievements and the strategic work that is in place for student success, inclusion, and well-being.
The 2018/2019 results represent the efforts and commitment of Division staff to support all students. These results include both students’ academic achievements and the work staff carry out in support of the development of the whole person. Through the Annual Education Results Report and Three-Year Education Plan, these results are presented to the Board of Trustees, the Government of Alberta and the public we serve.
The Board is proud to work collaboratively with our communities and staff to provide each student with the opportunity to fulfill their potential and pursue their dreams. As such, in the past year the Board has developed a comprehensive political advocacy plan that focuses on developing relationships with MLAs and locally elected officials to support issues specific to rural schools. The Board has also focused on ensuring student learning is a visible practice in our schools and district. GYPSD connects with other districts to address common challenges and leverage opportunities to advance the learning agenda.
We have a responsibility in public education to provide each of our students with learning environments and supports that help them excel. The Board values input from stakeholders and community members as it helps inform Board decision making for how it can better meet the needs of the students we serve.
All of the Division’s strategic plans and goals align with three major areas of priority: student learning, teaching and leadership excellence, and community engagement. As elected officials, it is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that these priorities are reflected when determining policies, advocating for our communities, and maintaining standards of excellence in public education.
Successful organizations are the ones that work collaboratively to overcome roadblocks and see areas for improvement as future opportunities. We live in an ever changing global community so it is important that as part of our commitment to students, parents and staff that we effectively manage all of our resources to achieve our outcomes, reach our goals and truly make Grande Yellowhead Public School Division a place where exploration, creativity and imagination make learning exciting and where all learners aspire to reach their dreams.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I would like to recognize our staff and school communities for their continued dedication to providing exemplary education for all students.