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Manitoba Organization: Portage la Prairie School Division No. 24

The Portage la Prairie 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

Portage la Prairie School District No. 10

2

Burnside School District No. 24
Edwin School District No. 735
Gainsborough School District No. 1941
Hood School District No. 1381
Kelvin School District No. 1347
Layland School District No. 2090
Mount Pleasant School District No. 50
Overhill School District No. 2084
Poplar Bluff School District No. 734
Ridge Road School District No. 730 (North and South)
Salem School District No. 623

3

Beaconsfield School District No. 54
Belle Plain School District No. 46
Connor School District No. 476
Dale School District No. 705
Delta Beach School District No. 1810
Dundonald School District No. 1322
East Prospect School District No. 111
Euclid School District No. 197
Flee Island School District No. 527
Longburn School District No. 93
Minnetonka School District No. 659
Oakland School District No. 57
Portage Creek School District No. 505
Rob Roy School District No. 1324
Rose Grove School District No. 2216
West Oakland School District No. 110
West Prospect School District No. 112

4

Belcourt School District No. 1094
Brennan School District No. 2255
Cochrane School District No. 43
Curtis School District No. 1187
East Poplar Point School District No. 15
High Bluff Village School District No. 771
Nairn School District No. 42
North High Bluff School District No. 23
Old High Bluff School District No. 13
West Poplar Point School District No. 12

5

Beautiful Valley School District No. 924
Elm River School District No. 622
Fortier School District No. 721
Ingleside School District No. 831
Mill Creek School District No. 929
Oakville School District No. 655

Superintendents:

Term

Superintendent

1966-?

Alfred Leslie Stevens (1920-2004)

?-1973

?

1973-1986

Virgil Elroy Holmes (1927-1986)

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)

Manitoba Organization: University Women’s Club of Portage la Prairie

Sources:

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

“5 boards appoint new men,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 1966, page 31.

Rural Schools of Portage la Prairie School Division #24 by Muriel Wright, 1996.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Profile revised: 19 December 2014

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