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AR 109/2002 SEPARATE SCHOOL REGIONS ESTABLISHMENT AND PROVISION OF SERVICES ORDER

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ALBERTA REGULATION 109/2002

School Act

SEPARATE SCHOOL REGIONS ESTABLISHMENT
AND PROVISION OF SERVICES ORDER

Table of Contents

                1       Establishment of Separate School Regions

Part 1
Description of Regions

                2       Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 1

                3       Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 2

                4       Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 3

                5       Living Waters Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 4

                6       Evergreen Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 5

                7       Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 6

                8       Elk Island Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 7

                9       Edmonton Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 8

              10       St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 9

              11       East Central Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 10

              12       Red Deer Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 11

              13       Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Separate School

                         Region No. 12

              14       Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 13

              15       Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 14

              16       Medicine Hat Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 15

Part 2
Consultation and Disputes Resolution

              17       Written request

              18       Notice

              19       Statement of support


              20       Meeting in absence of public

              21       Public meeting

              22       Minister may add land

              23       Disputes resolution

              24       Order limited

Establishment of Separate School Regions

1   Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, the Separate School Regions are established.

Part 1
Description of Regions

Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 1

2(1)  The Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 1 shall be comprised of lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Fort Vermilion School Division No. 52;

                                 (b)    Townships 86 to 92 inclusive, in Range 1, West of the 6th Meridian in Peace River School Division No. 10 and that portion of Peace River School Division No. 10 lying East of the 6th Meridian;

                                 (c)    that portion of High Prairie School Division No. 48 lying West of Range 13;

                                 (d)    that portion of Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10 lying North and West of the Little Smoky River, North and East of the Isoegun River and North of Township 65.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Holy Family Catholic Regional Division No. 37 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 2

3(1)  The Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 2 shall be comprised of lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Peace Wapiti Regional Division No. 33;

                                 (b)    Grande Prairie School District No. 2357;

                                 (c)    that portion of Peace River School Division No. 10 lying West of the 6th Meridian.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Grande Prairie Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 28 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 3

4(1)  The Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 3 shall be comprised of the lands included in Fort McMurray School District No. 2833.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Fort McMurray Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 32 shall be the only the separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Living Waters Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 4

5(1)  The Living Waters Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 4 shall be comprised of lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Grande Yellowhead Regional Division No. 35;

                                 (b)    that portion of Northern Gateway Regional Division No. 10 lying South and East of the Little Smoky River, South and West of the Isoegun River and South of Township 65;

                                 (c)    that portion of High Prairie School Division No. 48 lying East of Range 13.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Living Waters Catholic Regional Division No. 42 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Evergreen Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 5

6(1)  The Evergreen Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 5 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Pembina Hills Regional Division No. 7;

                                 (b)    Parkland School Division No. 70 with the exception of Moon Lake School District No. 4724;

                                 (c)    Devon School District No. 4972 in Black Gold Regional Division No. 18.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Evergreen Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 2 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 6

7(1)  The Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 6 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Northern Lights School Division No. 69;

                                 (b)    Aspen View Regional Division No. 19.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Lakeland Roman Catholic Separate School District No 150 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Elk Island Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 7

8(1)  The Elk Island Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 7 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Elk Island Public Schools Regional Division No. 14;

                                 (b)    Saskatchewan School District No. 2 in Sturgeon School Division No. 24;

                                 (c)    Stony Creek School District No. 3611 in Black Gold Regional Division No. 18;

                                 (d)    those portions of Battle River Regional Division No. 31 lying within the County of Camrose;  those portions of Battle River Regional Division No. 31 lying within the County of Beaver;  those portions of Battle River Regional Division No. 31 lying North of Township 45 within the County of Flagstaff with the exception of the lands contained in Valley School District No. 1891 and Wheatland School District No. 1636;

                                 (e)    that portion of the County of Two Hills contained in Vegreville Catholic Separate School District No. 16 and Norma Village School District No. 4861.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Elk Island Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 41 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Edmonton Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 8

9(1)  The Edmonton Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 8 shall be comprised of lands included in Edmonton School District No. 7.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Edmonton Catholic Separate School District No. 7 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate School
Region No. 9

10(1)  The St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 9 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Black Gold Regional Division No. 18 with the exception of Stony Creek School District No. 3611 and the Devon School District No. 4972;

                                 (b)    Wetaskiwin Regional Division No. 11;

                                 (c)    that portion of Wild Rose School Division No. 66 lying North of Township 45 and that portion of Wild Rose School Division No. 66 lying East of the North Saskatchewan River;

                                 (d)    Moon Lake School District No. 4724 in Parkland School Division No. 70;

                                 (e)    Wolf Creek School Division No. 72 with the exception of Blackfalds School District No. 255, Blindman School District No. 252, Bluebell School District No. 1186, Carritt School District No. 930, Durham School District No. 3907, Eckville School District No. 1459, Saima School District No. 1434, Warren School District No. 2910, Wolfe Valley School District No. 4010.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 38 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

East Central Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 10

11(1)  The East Central Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 10 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Buffalo Trail Regional Division No. 28;

                                 (b)    Clearview School Division No. 71;

                                 (c)    those portions of Battle River Regional Division No. 31 lying South of Township 45 within the County of Flagstaff with the exception of those lands contained in Amity School District No. 1959, Daysland School District No. 1539, Leith School District No. 1565, Poplar School District No. 3003 and Selby School District No. 1545.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of East Central Alberta Catholic Separate Schools Regional Division No. 16 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Red Deer Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 11

12(1)  The Red Deer Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 11 shall be comprised of lands included in the following jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Red Deer School District No. 104;

                                 (b)    Chinook’s Edge School Division No. 73;

                                 (c)    Wild Rose School Division No. 66 excluding that portion North of Township 45;

                                 (d)    Blackfalds School District No. 255, Blindman School District No. 252, Bluebell School District No. 1186, Carritt School District No. 930, Durham School District No. 3907, Eckville School District No. 1459, Saima School District No. 1434, Warren School District No. 2910, Wolfe Valley School District No. 4010 in Wolf Creek School Division No. 72.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Red Deer Catholic Regional Division No. 39 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Separate School
Region No. 12

13(1)  The Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 12 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Foothills School Division No. 38;

                                 (b)    Golden Hills School Division No. 75;

                                 (c)    Canadian Rockies Regional Division No. 12;

                                 (d)    Grasslands Regional Division No. 6;

                                 (e)    Prairie Land Regional Division No. 25;

                                  (f)    that portion of Prairie Rose Regional Division No. 8 lying North of the Red Deer River.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 3 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 13

14(1)  The Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 13 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Calgary School District No. 19;

                                 (b)    Rocky View School Division No. 41.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Calgary Roman Catholic Separate School District No. 1 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 14

15(1)  The Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 14 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Lethbridge School District No. 51;

                                 (b)    Livingstone Range School Division No. 68;

                                 (c)    Westwind School Division No. 74;

                                 (d)    Palliser Regional Division No. 26;

                                 (e)    Horizon School Division No. 67.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 4 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Medicine Hat Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 15

16(1)  The Medicine Hat Roman Catholic Separate School Region No. 15 shall be comprised of the lands included in the following school jurisdictions:

                                 (a)    Medicine Hat School District No. 76;

                                 (b)    that portion of Prairie Rose Regional Division No. 8 lying South of the Red Deer River.

(2)  Pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, The Board of Trustees of Medicine Hat Catholic Separate Regional Division No. 20 shall be the only separate school board for the Separate School Region described in subsection (1).

Part 2
Consultation and Disputes Resolution

Written request

17   If separate school electors in a Separate School Region wish to have lands added to and receive services from the established separate school board within the Separate School Region, pursuant to section 221.2 of the School Act, they shall make a written request to the separate school board and further request that the separate school board consult with the public board affected by the addition of lands to and receipt of services from the separate school board.

Notice

18   On receiving a request pursuant to section 17, the separate school board shall provide to the public school board and the Minister a written notice advising that a request is under consideration and outlining the nature of the request.

Statement of support

19(1)  The public school board shall, within 45 days of receiving a written notice under section 18, provide to the separate school board a written statement indicating its support of or setting out any concerns it has about the request.

(2)  If the public school board supports the request, it shall inform the separate school board in writing of the support.

(3)  If the public school board expresses in writing concerns about the request, it shall meet with the separate school board in accordance with section 20.

Meeting in absence of public

20(1)  Within 15 days of the separate school board receiving a statement under section 19(3), the separate school board shall organize and convene a meeting with the public school board in the absence of the public to discuss the concerns.

(2)  At a meeting held under subsection (1), the separate school board shall provide to the public school board a written statement setting out the separate school board’s proposed measures to address the public school board’s concerns.

Public meeting

21(1)  The separate school board must within 15 days after a meeting is held under section 20 or within 15 days after receiving notice under section 19(2), organize and convene a public meeting within one month to discuss the request.

(2)  A notice of the public meeting must be given in accordance with section 271 of the School Act.

(3)  A meeting held under subsection (1) must be chaired by a chair agreed to by the 2 school boards or appointed by the Minister.

Minister may add land

22   Upon receipt of a statement from the public school board and following a public meeting under section 21 and upon receipt of the minutes of the public meeting, the Minister may, under section 239 of the School Act, add land in the Separate School Region to the separate school district or division if the Minister is satisfied that the addition of the land does not prejudice the rights of separate school ratepayers in the expansion area and is for the general advantage of those concerned.

Disputes resolution

23(1)  Any dispute arising between a separate school board and a public school board as a result of any of the processes under sections 17 to 22 inclusive may, with the agreement of the separate school board and the public school board,

                                 (a)    be resolved in a mutually satisfactory manner through co‑operation, consultations and other forms of dispute avoidance and resolution,

                                 (b)    proceed to mediation with a mediator acceptable to both boards, or

                                 (c)    proceed to arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Act.

(2)  Nothing in subsection (1) shall be construed so as to prohibit a dispute from being arbitrated subsequent to an unsuccessful attempt to deal with the dispute by means of co‑operation, consultations and other forms of dispute avoidance and resolution or mediation.

Order limited

24   This Ministerial Order addresses the expansion of separate school districts or divisions by a consultative process and has no effect upon the operation and implementation of Division 2 of Part 8 of the School Act.