Craik School District No. 891

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Local Government

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Craik School District No. 891

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  • The Craik School District No. 891 of Saskatchewan

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In June, 1903, ratepayers in the village of Craik and the surrounding area petitioned the Department of Education of the North-West Territories to establish a school district. Departmental approval was granted and a meeting to vote on the formation of the district and elect trustees was held in Craik on August 14, 1903. Craik School District No. 891 was established on September 14, 1903. The responsibilities of the district board included selecting and acquiring a school site and contracting the building of a school house; furnishing and maintaining the school, school grounds, buildings, and equipment; engaging qualified teachers; providing books, globes, maps, and other supplies to teachers and students; administering grants; settling disputes; maintaining school records and accounts.

Approximately seven children were taught in a private residence until the first schoolhouse was built in Craik in 1904. In 1905, the school district came under the direction of the Department of Education of the new province of Saskatchewan. In 1908, Craik School District became a town school district (its boundaries remained unchanged) and a larger school building was erected. After the building burnt down in 1920, a new eight room school was built and all elementary and high school grades were taught there. In 1960 a separate high school facility was built. On April 1, 1957 the duties and powers of the district board were revised when Craik School District became part of the Davidson School Unit No. 31.


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Davidson School Unit No. 31

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Davidson School Unit No. 31 is the successor of Craik School District No. 891

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LGA 12

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Rules for Archival Description (RAD)



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Authority record created on 2008-06-02. Approved 2012-03-06. Last modified on 2017-11-29.




Amicus Authorities - no reference found.
Craik: friendliest place by a dam site
Department of Education School District file for Craik S.D. No. 891 (SAB, R-177.10/7)

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