Spirit River School Division No. 47 fonds. — 1947-1997. — 100 cm of textual records.
Spirit River School Division was created on November 6, 1940. It had jurisdiction over schools bounded on the north by the Peace River, on the south by the Saddle Hills, on the east by the Smoky River and on the west by the B.C. border. The area was subdivided into seven subdivisions, each sending a representative to the centralized school board. Local school boards were phased out. The earliest records of minutes in 1947 show E.T. Sather as chairman; Tom Crawshaw, sec./treas.; Nap Granger and J.E.G. Potter, members, and A.L.Scrag, superintendent.
School districts which came to be governed by the Spirit River School Division were Bay Tree 3953, Bear Canyon 4948, Belloy 4731, Blueberry Creek 4591, Blueberry Mountain 4106, Bonanza 4516, Bridgeview 4434, Broncho Creek 3910, Cherry Point 4721, Chinook Valley 4431, Clark 4590, Codesa (Brochu) 4595, Deep Valley 4931, Doe Creek 4953, Eaglesham 4677, Four Mile Creek 4660, Fourth Creek 5044, Fox Creek 4120, Gordondale 4772, Greenway 3520, Heart Valley 4356, Ksituan 4549, Lassiter 4962, Many Creeks 4593, Mersey 4272, New World 4569, Northmark 4512, Peoria East 4885, Peoria Seventh Day Adventist Church School, Prestville 4328, Royal Winner 4725, Rycroft (Spirit River) 2109, Rycroft Rural High 19, Savanna 5209, Silver Flats 5056, Silverwood 3390, Spirit River (Spirit City) 3361, Spirit River Rural High No 13, Spirit Valley 3918, Steele 3787, Tangent 4474, Volin 4461, Wanham (South Slope) 3545, Watino 3832, Westmark 4799, West Pouce Coupe 4863, Westvale 4423, Whitburn 4940, White Mountain 3288, Willowvale 4774, Woking (Saddle Mountain) 4671, Wonderland 5024, and Yellow Creek 4686.
Peace Wapiti School Division assumed responsibility for this division in 1994 and the records were deposited in the Grande Prairie Regional Archives in 2003.
Scope and Content
The fonds consists of minutes from 1947-1997, and correspondence Early minutes include itemized lists of approved expenditures, teachers’ salaries and agreements, budgets, correspondence, legal agreements, by-laws, and classroom inventories.