Fonds F 729 - Northern Lights School Division No. 113 fonds

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Northern Lights School Division No. 113 fonds

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F 729

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  • 1958-2016; predominant 1995-2005 (Creation)

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4.12 m of textual records
117 photographs: prints, col.
13 photographs: negatives, col.
8 contact sheets (74 images)
72 plans

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Administrative history

The Northern Lights School Division No. 113 is a school division in Saskatchewan governed by the provisions of The Education Act, 1995. The division was established on December 21, 1978, when the Northern School Board was renamed Northern School Division No. 113. Another name change occurred on April 20, 1979, when the Northern School Division No. 113 became the Northern Lights School Division No. 113. The school division operates under the authority of The Education Act, 1995 of Saskatchewan as a corporation under the name of “The Board of Education of the Northern Lights School Division No.113” and operates as “the Northern Lights School Division No. 113”.

The Northern Lights School Division No. 113 serves a predominantly First Nations population located in northern Saskatchewan. The division includes students of Cree, Dene, Metis, French and English cultures. The division currently (2018) has 20 public elementary and high schools under its jurisdiction in various northern communities including Air Ronge, Bear Creek, Beauval, Brabant Lake; Buffalo Narrows, Cole Bay, Cumberland House, Green Lake, Jans Bay, La Loche, La Ronge, Pinehouse Lake, Sandy Bay, St. George’s Hill, Stony Rapids, Timber Bay, Uranium City, and Weyakwin.

The Northern Lights School Division is governed by a Board of Education, consisting of a chairman and nine members, each elected for four-year terms to represent the nine sub-divisions. The Director of Education, who reports directly to the Board of Education, is the chief executive officer of the school division and is responsible for the ongoing daily supervision of senior staff. The school educational programs are supervised by the Superintendents of Education. Other staff employed by the division include principals, teachers, consultants, administrative and facilities staff. The division is funded mainly by grants from the Government of Saskatchewan and property taxes. The division’s central office is located in La Ronge, with a sub-office in Beauval.

Custodial history

Northern Lights School Division No. 113 personnel transferred these records to the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan in five accessions between 2011 and 2018: 2011-199 (October 24, 2011); 2011-218 (November 10, 2011); 2015-524 (January 23, 2015); 2016-071 (May 10, 2016) and 2018-015 (January 12, 2019).

Scope and content

This fonds consists of records created, accumulated and used by personnel of the Northern Lights School Division No. 113 of Saskatchewan. The records were created mainly by the Director of Education and relate to administration, facilities, instruction, personnel, schools and special projects. The types of records included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes, publications, budget material, annual reports, photographs, and plans.

The fonds includes a small volume of records created, accumulated and used by personnel of the Saskatchewan Department of Education, Northern Areas Branch relating to schools in Montreal Lake, Pelican Narrows and Red Earth.

No series assignment was applied to the records in this fonds.

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Records are in good physical condition.

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Arrangement based on file key transferred by donor in 2016. File titles provided by records creator unless indicated in square brackets.

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Some of these records are subject to access restrictions. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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Use, publication and/or reproduction of records subject to the terms and conditions of the Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please consult reference archivist for assistance.

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SAFA 711 consists of a fonds description and box listing of textual records.

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Further accruals are expected.

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Photographs and plans have been retained in the textual records.


Photographs were placed in mylar sleeves. Loose documents were placed in file folders. Damaged original file folders were replaced.

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Location for retrieval: Regina - Henderson

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