The fonds consists of the minutes and accounts of the Grande Prairie School Division No. 14 from its inception in 1938 until its integration into the County; policy statements and attendance policies; financial statements; and correspondence between the School Division and teachers, trustees and the Department of education. It includes reports and correspondence of the school inspectors prior to the creation of the division. Common documentation in these files include letters regarding formation of school districts; land documents for the school site; letters and petitions from concerned parents regarding location, provision or instruction; census lists and class reports; applications and letters from teachers; Department of Education Inspector’s reports; orders for supplies and books; blueprints of schools, teacherages and barns; and building inspection reports. An unidentified barn blueprint and cost sheet is labeled general School Division Records (063.02). Also included in many of the files are photographs of the school buildings taken in the mid 1950s during the time of consolidation, when many of the buildings were being sold or left vacant. These are record shots, and the quality of the photographs is not consistent. As each school was sold, letters regarding the sale of the property were added to the file. Files of correspondence are for the following schools in the County of Grande Prairie: Aldergrove, Annellen, Appleton, Ashdown, Aspen Dale, Aspen Ridge, Bad Heart, Baldur, Beaverbrook, Beaverlodge, Beaverlodge Separate School, Bezanson, Big Horn, Blooming Valley, Bridge Creek, Buffalo Lake, Crystal Creek, Currie, East Kleskun, Elmworth, Equity, Fitzsimmons, Five Mile Creek, Flying Shot Lake, Gimle, Glass Lake, Goodfare, Grande Prairie Association for Retarded Children, Grande Prairie, Grovedale, Halcourt, Harry Balfour, Haven, Hayfield, Hermit Lake, Hythe, Independent Valley, Itipaw, Kemble, Kleskun Hill, Kleskun Lake, Lower Beaverlodge, Luckey Tree, Klondyke, LaGlace, Lambert, Lindsay, Many Springs, McHenry, Meadowville, Millarston, Molde, Morningview, Mountain Side, Mountain Trail, Mount Saskatoon, North Beaverlodge, North Equity, North Kleskun, North Sexsmith, Odin, Old Post, Pendleton, Percy, Pipestone Creek, Preston Lake, Ravenswood, Ray Lake, Rio Grande, Riversvale, Rivertop, Royal Banner, Saskatoon Lake, St. John’s Lutheran, Sexsmith, Sexsmith Separate, Sinclair Lake, Somme, South Bad Heart, South Wapiti, Southwell, Steeprock, Sylvester, Teepee Creek, Torun, Tranquility, Twilight, Two Rivers, Valhalla, Wapiti, Webster Trail, Wellington, Wembley, West End and West Hythe.
Grande Prairie School Division No. 14