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Events in Manitoba History: School Divisions (1959)

In November 1958, the provincial government under Premier Duff Roblin passed an amendment to The Public Schools Act that gave itself the authority to establish school divisions for secondary education in Manitoba, so long as the divisions were approved by a majority of voters in an area. In April 1959, recommendations of the MacFarlane Commission and the School Divisions Boundaries Commission led the Minister of Education to propose the establishment of school divisions with responsibility for education in grades 9 to 12. Through that year, divisions were established as local voters approved the proposal. Within a few years, the divisions would assume responsibility for education in all grades.

Agassiz School Division No. 13

Antler River School Division No. 43

Assiniboine North School Division No. 2

Assiniboine South School Division No. 3

Beautiful Plains School Division No. 31

Birdtail River School Division No. 38

Boundary School Division No. 16

Brandon School Division No. 40

Dauphin-Ochre School Division No. 33

Duck Mountain School Division No. 34

Evergreen School Division No. 22

Flin Flon School Division No. 46

Fort Garry School Division No. 5

Fort La Bosse School Division No. 41

Hanover School Division No. 15

Interlake School Division No. 21

Intermountain School Division No. 36

Kelsey School Division No. 45

Lakeshore School Division No. 23

Lord Selkirk School Division No. 11

Midland School Division No. 25

Morris-Macdonald School Division No. 19

Mountain School Division No. 28

Norwood School Division No. 8

Pelly Trail School Division No. 37

Pembina Valley School Division No. 27

Pine Creek School Division No. 30

Portage la Prairie School Division No. 24

Red River School Division No. 17

Rhineland School Division No. 18

River East School Division No. 9

Rolling River School Division No. 39

St. Boniface School Division No. 4

St. James School Division No. 7

St. Vital School Division No. 6

Seine River School Division No. 14

Seven Oaks School Division No. 10

Souris Valley School Division No. 42

Stanley School Division No. 26

Swan Valley School Division No. 35

Tiger Hills School Division No. 29

Transcona-Springfield School Division No. 12

Turtle Mountain School Division No. 44

Turtle River School Division No. 32

White Horse Plain School Division No. 20

Winnipeg School Division No. 1

School districts in sparsely populated areas of the province were not combined into school divisions:

Bad Throat School District No. 1014

Barrows Junction School District No. 2296

Berens River School District No. 2291

Beresford Lake School District No. 2276

Burns School District No. 2003

Byng School District No. 1948

Churchill School District No. 2264

Cold Lake School District No. 2253

Cormorant Lake School District No. 2129

Cranberry Portage School District No. 2201

Dallas School District No. 1970

D. R. Hamilton School District No. 2310

Fairford School District No. 1796

Gillam School District No. 2250

Golden Branch School District No. 1845

Grand Rapids School District No. 1660

Green Valley School District No. 1358

Gypsumville School District No. 1612

Hardy School District No. 2179

Herb Lake School District No. 2114

Karpaty School District No. 1751

Lenwood School District No. 2035

Lynn Lake School District No. 2312

Middlebro School District No. 2227

Northland School District No. 2199

Norway House School District No. 1917

Pikwitonei School District No. 2231

Rice Creek School District No. 2185

San Antonio School District No. 2234

Snow Lake School District No. 2309

South Junction School District No. 1615

Sprague Consolidated School District No. 2439

Sunny Valley School District No. 2027

Thicket Portage School District No. 2290

Van Dusen School District No. 1728

Vassar School District No. 1329

Wabowden School District No. 2181

Whitemouth Lake School District No. 1673

See also:

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

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

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

Events in Manitoba History: School Divisions (2001)


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Acts of the Legislature of the Province of Manitoba, 1958. First Session of the Twenty-Fifth Legislature, 23 October - 7 November 1958, Chapte 7, Legislative Library of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 February 2020

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