Planning and Reporting

Annual Education Results Report and Three-Year Education Plan

The Alberta government has a system for schools and school authorities to consistently assess progress and demonstrate success called the Assurance Framework. The framework has 5 assurance areas with related performance measures that enable schools and school authorities to show their communities how they are performing each year. Schools and school authorities share their results with their stakeholders through their Annual Education Results Report (AERR) and engage with them to set priorities and build their education plan.

This approach helps the province, school authorities and schools track successes and continuously improve the quality of education for students and supports a transparent, accountable and responsive education system.

School authority planning and results reporting is a continuous improvement cycle that involves:

  • Developing plans based on results from provincial and local measures, contextual information and provincial direction
  • Incorporating stakeholder input based on engagement at various points throughout the process
  • Preparing budgets that allocate resources to achieve priorities and meet responsibilities
  • Implementing research and practice-informed strategies to improve performance
  • Monitoring implementation and adjusting efforts as needed
  • Measuring, analyzing and reporting results
  • Using results to identify areas for improvement and to develop strategies for the next plan
  • Communicating and engaging with stakeholders about school authority plans and results

School authority education plans identify priorities, outcomes, measures and strategies to improve in key areas while the AERR provides the results achieved from implementing the plan. 

Palliser Regional Schools maintains its exceptional results through a focus on literacy, assessment for learning, teacher collaboration and professional development, and strong instructional leadership in our schools.

Palliser has high expectations for staff and students, who rise to this challenge. The result is student success.

Fundamental to student learning is the provision of caring learning environments in which students feel safe.

Palliser School Division 2021-2022 Education Plan

Annual reports from previous years can be found in our Documents section.

Audited Financial Statements

The Board of Trustees is audited annually by an independent accounting firm to ensure operations and financial reporting processes are in keeping with accounting standards. In 2012-2013, Palliser adopted Canadian public sector accounting standards, a relatively new framework intended to improve transparency and accountability.

The most recent audited financial statement is:
Audited Financial Statement, 2019-2020

Audited financial statements for prior years are available here.

Budget documents

Palliser's Board of Trustees approves a budget document in the spring for the following school year as is required by Alberta Education. 

Actual student grants are based on the funding formula from Alberta Education. 

Click here for the 2021-2022 budget for The Palliser School Division, approved by the Board of Trustees on May 25, 2021.

Budgets for prior years are available here.

Capital Plan

In developing the 3-Year Capital Planning Priorities, the Core Values, Vision, Mission, and Guiding Principles of Palliser School Division have led the decision-making process. The developed priorities are envisioned to improve the sustainability of facility operations and maintenance and to advance the capability and diversity of programming available to students. With historical and current data, three main priorities have been developed. Consultation has led to the development of priority scenarios for the Coalhurst High School, the County Central High School, and Sunny Side School. LINK TO CAPITAL PLAN

Accountability Pillar Results

The Board is pleased to present the October 2019  Accountability Pillar Results, as provided by Alberta Education. The October pillar is updated to include the division's Provincial Achievement Test (PAT) and diploma exam results from 2018-2019. In May 2020, the pillar will be updated again with survey data affecting the categories of safe and caring schools, student learning opportunities and parental involvement.

For previous years, visit the Reports and Plans section of Documents and enter the "accountability pillar" in the search tool.

Provincial and other jurisdiction's results can be found on the Alberta Education website.