Planning and Reporting
Accountability Pillar Results
The Board is pleased to present the October 2017 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 2015-2016. In May 2017, 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 "accountability pillar" in the search tool.
Provincial and other jurisdiction's result can be found on the Alberta Education website.
Annual Education Results Report and Three-Year Education 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.
For more on Palliser's results and our plans for maintaining outstanding results, please read our Report to the Community: Annual Education Results Report 2016-2017 and Three-Year Education Plan 20176-2020.
A two-page summary of the report is also available.
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, 2016-2017
Audited financial statements for prior years are available here.
Palliser's Board of Trustees approves a budget document in the spring for the following school year with revenue and expenses based on projected enrolments.
Actual student grants are based on enrolment as of Sept. 30th of the budget year. The year's budget is then updated with revenue and expenses adjusted to reflect actual enrolments.
Click here for the 2017-2018 Fall Budget Update for Palliser Regional Schools, submitted to Alberta Education on November 29, 2017.
Budgets for prior years are available here.
Class Size Matters
Palliser Regional Schools believes small class sizes are important, particularly in early elementary.
Even though class size funding has been reduced over time, Palliser has strived to keep class size to within Alberta Education guidelines by focusing resources in the classroom.
Alberta Education suggests the following class sizes:
- 17 students per class, kindergarten through Grade 3
- 23 students per class, Grades 4 to 6
- 25 students per class, Grades 7-9
- 27 students per class, Grades 10-12
You can find our annual class size reports from previous years in the Documents section.