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Manitoba Organization: River East School Division No. 9

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The River East 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 several school districts, listed below. It was dissolved on 30 June 2002 and merged with the Transcona-Springfield School Division to become the River East Transcona School Division.

Ward

School Districts

1

East Kildonan School District No. 14

2

North Kildonan School District No. 2116

3

McIvor School District No. 2323

4

East St. Paul School District No. 2322
Donald School District No. 1094

Board Chairs

Term

Chair

1959-1962

Bertrun Elwood “Bert” Glavin (1904-1972)

1963-1964

Jim Coulter

1965-1967

Bertrun Elwood “Bert” Glavin (1904-1972)

1967-1971

James Gordon “Jim” Smith (1932-2001)

1972

Bertrun Elwood “Bert” Glavin (1904-1972)

1972-1974

Allen “Al” Rouse (1925-2017)

1974-1976

Bryan Peterson

1976-1981

Allen “Al” Rouse (1925-2017)

1981-1984

Alex Novak

1984-1986

Allen “Al” Rouse (1925-2017)

1986-1988

Robert Fraser

1988-1989

Allen “Al” Rouse (1925-2017)

1989-1990

Helen Mayba

1990-1991

Robert Fraser

1991-1992

Brian Croxford

1992-1993

Barbara Buffie

1993-1995

Robert Fraser

1995-1996

Helen Mayba

1996-1997

Vicki Lazaruk

1997-1998

Robert Fraser

1998-1999

Ron Schuler

1999-2000

Robert Fraser

2000-2002

Gail Scheer

Superintendents

Term

Superintendent

1966-1967

Walter Alvin Smith Green (1918-2004)

1967-1979

David Alexander “Dave” Downie (1921-2014)

1980-1990

Walter William Melnyk (1935-2009)

1991-1996

George Wall

1997-1999

Henry Kojima

1999

George Wall

1999-2002

John Carlyle

Schools

The following are schools that have operated in the Division since its inception, although not all of them are currently in operation, and few are based in their original buildings.

Text to come.

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.

“River East appoints Melnyk,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1979, page 16.

“RESD superintendent retires,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly Northeast Edition, 15 April 1990, page 2.

A historical look at River East Transcona School Division, 1959-2002,” River East Transcona School Division, 2018.

We thank Mark Szymanski for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2019

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