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Portage School Division reflects on PCI online threat at board meeting –

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Portage School Division reflects on PCI online threat at board meeting –

The Portage la Prairie School Division held a board meeting this past Tuesday night, covering an assortment of topics, including:

  • Report Cards coming out this Friday
  • Enrollment is up +128 from last November
  • An Elders and Knowledge Keepers Symposium/Learning Forum which took place in Winnipeg last week
  • Post-COVID education struggles
  • November 22nd online threat incident to Portage Collegiate Institute

Superintendent Todd Cuddington spoke about attending the Elders and Knowledge Keepers Symposium.

“One of the things that was a big takeaway for me personally during the day with all of the different speakers was how fortunate we are to have the leadership that’s now available in our province. We’re going to bring a lot of these traditional teachings and knowledge into our schools.”

The Superintendent also discussed the online threat to Portage Collegiate Institute (PCI) earlier this week.

“We had kind of the side effects of social media and these online threats that disrupted learning again in the high school. But again, the staff and at PCI did everything possible to manage that crisis effectively, and we were able to get back in the afternoon and try and salvage the day,” continues Cuddington. “So, the things that we’re experiencing are everywhere in the province right now,”

Cuddington notes that he wanted to thank all of the staff at PCI for their efforts during this incident.

The next board meeting is scheduled for December 13th Board Meeting.

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