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Manitoba Organization: Beautiful Plains School Division No. 31

The Beautiful Plains School Division was created on 1 April 1959 by an order of the Manitoba Minister of Education, acting on a recommendation of the MacFarlane Commission on Education and the School Divisions Boundaries Commission. It became responsible for all secondary education, grades 9 to 12, within the area of the following school districts:

Ward

School Districts

1

Big Valley School District No. 2109
Clarksville School District No. 1396
Eden Consolidated School District No. 1661
Elk Ranch School District No. 1145
Iroquois School District No. 303
Mountain Road School District No. 1432
Pine Bluff School District No. 771
Polonia School District No. 732
Springhill School District No. 574
Tobarmore School District No. 616

2

Arden Consolidated School District No. 341
Birnie School District No. 465
Glenholm Consolidated School District No. 208
Inkerman School District No. 875
Ivanhoe School District No. 764
Molesworth School District No. 765
Mountainview School District No. 244
Orange Ridge School District No. 576
Salisbury School District No. 127
Twyford School District No. 663
Union School District No. 300
Winchester School District No. 706

3

Neepawa School District No. 126

4

Brookdale Consolidated School District No. 1299
Dumfries School District No. 192
Franklin School District No. 780
Glendale School District No. 207
Gordon School District No. 213
Hallboro School District No. 710
Irvine School District No. 1146
Oakdale School District No. 709
Oberon School District No. 259
Osprey School District No. 261
Sinclairville School District No. 2063
Stoney Creek School District No. 133

5

Auburn School District No. 146
Castle Hill School District No. 1057
Dempsey School District No. 189
Derry School District No. 1052
Elesmere School District No. 1147
Fairview School District No. 198
Ingelow School District No. 560
Kennedy School District No. 1443
Langley School District No. 2082
Melbourne School District No. 234
Montrose School District No. 242
Petrel School District No. 268
Pleasant Point School District No. 267
Prosser School District No. 2040
Sumerville School District No. 160
Stinson School District No. 325
Wellwood Consolidated School District No. 135

6

Carberry School District No. 125
Linwood School District No. 641

Superintendents

Term

Superintendent

1968-1989

Cecil Crawford Cox (1930-2020)

See also:

Events in Manitoba History: School Divisions (1959)

Events in Manitoba History: Manitoba’s Rural School Consolidation (1905-1967)

Events in Manitoba History: School Divisions Boundaries Commission (1958-1959)

Events in Manitoba History: MacFarlane Royal Commission on Education (1957-1959)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Safeway Store / Neepawa Banner Building (243 Hamilton Street, Neepawa)

Sources:

Report of the School Divisions Boundaries Commission, 13 January 1959, Manitoba Legislative Library, SpR 1958 Education.

Advertisement, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 May 1976, page 60.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 April 2020

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