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NGPS Board considers reducing number of Trustees in 2017 election

Posted on Jan 6, 2017

Northern Gateway Public Schools' Board of Trustees is currently seeking public input regarding the potential reduction of trustees and realignment of electoral areas in the 2017 election.

Since forming in 1995, the division has seen a decrease in both our student population and our number of schools. Given the overall decrease, the Board of Trustees is reviewing the potential of governance with fewer members on the Board, reducing from 9 to 7 trustees.

The survey will take approximately 5 to 10 minutes to complete. Please follow this link to share your thoughts.


Survey is now closed.


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Bonnie said on November 26, 2016

I wonder how much more the voice of small rural communities will be weakened. More and more public input is collected through technology. This does not replace the presence of actual board members. Our area has lost enough. Perhaps the allocation of board members needs to be looked at more than the reductions. Appears to heavier on one end of the region than the other. How can continual cuts be made to the people's opportunity to have a presence north of Whitecourt be beneficial. Definitely not in favor!!