Electoral boundaries change for Horizon School Division

EAST CENTRAL — As elections for school board trustees approach, the Horizon School Division has announced new electoral boundaries.

Jim Hack, the division’s board of education chair, told the Humboldt Journal back in October 2018 the division was trying to make sure the electoral boundaries – called subdivisions by the division – of a trustee matches with the attendance areas of the schools they represent.

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“Attendance areas and subdivision boundaries don’t necessarily match, so that was our reason for looking at them.”

Horizon has 14 subdivisions, with four of them representing First Nations.

Hack said the change in the subdivision boundaries represents a lot of work and planning from the division. The work started in early 2018.

“We appreciate the expedience with which this was able to occur, prior to the coming board election this fall,” he said in a media release Sept. 10. “Horizon’s trustees are always looking for new ways to serve our schools and communities, and these boundary changes reflect that.”

Subdivision 3, which contained Viscount School, Watrous Elementary School and Watrous’ Winston High School, now also includes Nokomis School.

Subdivision 4, which contained Englefeld School, Lanigan Elementary School, Lanigan Central High School, Muenster School and Watson School, now also includes Drake School.

Subdivision 5 still contains LeRoy School, Wynyard Community High School and Wynyard Elementary School, but has had major changes to its boundaries.

Subdivision 9 now includes Punnichy Community High School, Punnichy Elementary Community School, Raymore School and Sask. Central Hutterian School. It no longer has Nokomis School or Drake School.

Trustee elections will be held on Monday, Nov. 9.

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