Bill Driedger, Associate Superintendent, reported at the recent NLPS Board meeting on March 23.
Driedger advised the Board on some of the work being done to support the changes to grade configurations being made at schools in Cold Lake next year.
In September, Cold Elementary will become a K-3 school, Nelson Heights a 4-6 school, Cold Lake High 10-12, North Star Elementary K-5, and Cold Lake Middle School 6-9. This is the second year of a three-year transition plan for the schools and the one with the most changes.
“Human Resources has begun the process of determining where staff will be located next year,” Driedger explained. “Once that is completed, the division will work on filling open positions.”
Schools are continuing to discuss transferring resources between schools and ensuring adequate furniture and supplies at schools whose enrolments are growing, Driedger added.
“School staff is also working with students and families on plans to ease transitions for students as they prepare to go to new schools in September,” Driedger concluded.