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Manitoba Organization: Birdtail River School Division School District No. 38

The Birdtail River 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

Beliveau School District No. 1762
Foxwarren Consolidated School District No. 525
Gamblers School District No. 1244
Oxford School District No. 257
Pumpkin Plains School District No. 702
St. Lazare Consolidated School District No. 2366

2

Birtle Consolidated School District No. 132
Lansburne School District No. 806
Solsgirth Consolidated School District No. 462

3

Buckleyville School District No. 1435
Decker Consolidated School District No. 320
Ekford School District No. 1135
Kelloe School District No. 574
Raven Lake Consolidated School District No. 287
Reidville School District No. 2108
Rothesay Consolidated School District No. 350
Shoal Lake Consolidated School District No. 2352

4

Green Bluff School District No. 759
Strathclair Consolidated School District No. 284
Wolfe Creek School District No. 817

5

Crandall Consolidated School District No. 460
Miniota Municipal School District No. 149

6

Hamiota Consolidated School District No. 692
Lavinia Consolidated School District No. 436
McConnell Consolidated School District No. 1763

7

Breadalbane School District No. 361
Education Point School District No. 327
Erroll School District No. 693
Harding Consolidated School District No. 1352
Kenton Consolidated School District No. 280
Lenore Consolidated School District No. 1754
Oakner Consolidated School District No. 290
Ravine School District No. 932
Verity School District No. 561

It was later amalgamated with the Pelly Trail School Division to form the Park West School Division.

Superintendents of Birdtail River School Division

Period

President

?-1985

William C. Davison

1985-1991

Arnold James Nicholls (1929-2003)

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)

Sources:

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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 January 2016

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