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Coalhurst School District No. 2394
(Formerly the Bridgend School District)

Our Treasured Heritage-
A History of Coalhurst and District
Pages 219 - 220

-March 25, 1911, the Bridgend School District No. 2394 was established.

-The Bridgend School District No. 2394 was comprised of the following lands: - Sections 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23; those portions of Sections 13 and 24 lying West, and that portion of Section 18 lying East of the Belly River, in Township 9, Range 22, West of the Fourth Meridian.

-The Senior Trustee at the time was Archibald Morrison, of Kipp, Alberta.

-September 11, 1911, The Bridgend School District No. 2394 was declared to be a Village District.

- December 4, 1911, Approval was given, for a site that was selected, situated at a point near the North-east corner of the South-east quarter of Section 21, in Township 9, Range 22, West of the Fourth Meridian.

-March 15, 1912, The Bridgend School District No. 2394 borrowed the sum of Twelve thousand dollars, upon the Security of the District, for the purpose of erecting and equipping a School House.

-The Treasurer at the time was D. MacNeil, of Kipp, Alberta.

-December 7, 1917, The name of the School District was changed from the Bridgend School District to the Coalhurst School District.

-August 12, 1920, The Coalhurst School District No. 2394 borrowed the sum of Twenty thousand Dollars, upon the security of the District, for the purpose of building a four- roomed brick School House with the necessary toilet buildings, fence and playground and buildings, heating arrangements, furnishings and fittings.

-The Treasurer at the time was Jno. H. Turner, of Coalhurst, Alberta.

-July 4, 1924, The Coalhurst School District No. 2394 borrowed the sum of Six Thousand dollars, on the security of the District for the purpose of purchasing a School site and erecting and equipping a two-room frame School Building therein.

-The Treasurer at the time was R. J. Haugen, of Coalhurst, Alberta.

-August 5, 1927, The Coalhurst School District No. 2394 borrowed the sum of Nine thousand dollars, on the security of the district for the purpose of moving a four-room School building and heating system about two thousand feet to School site, providing concrete foundation, excavation for heating system and re-installing and repairing present heating systems, building a two-room School building with equipment and heating system for the same.

- The Treasurer at the time was A. E Cunning, of Coalhurst, Alberta.

-March 1, 1928, The following lands were added:

-The West half of Section 26, in Township 9, Range 22, West of the Fourth Meridian.

-January 2, 1929, The following lands were added:

-The North halves of Sections 10 and 11; and that portion of the North half of Section 12 lying West of the Oldman River, in Township 9, Range 22, West of the Fourth Meridian.

-March 7, 1929, The following lands were withdrawn:

-The North-west quarter of Section 10; the South half of the North-east quarter of Section 10, and that portion of the North half of Section 12 lying West of the Oldman River, in Township 9, Range 22, West of the Fourth Meridian.

-September 20, 1930, Howard Start, of Coalhurst, Alberta was appointed the Attendance Officer for the Coalhurst School District.

-January 21, 1937, The Coalhurst School District No. 2394 was constituted in the Lethbridge School Division No. 7.

-December 9, 1937, The following lands were added:

-All that portion of the North-east quarter of Section 9, in Township 9, Range 22, West of the Fourth Meridian, lying North-east of the South Westerly limit of the C.P.R. Right-Of-Way.

-July 24, 1943, Approval was given, for a site for a Teacher's Residence, consisting of Lots 21 and 26 i nclusive in Block 5. (according to a Plan of Record in the Land Titles Office for the South Alberta Land Registration District as Bridgend 2912 D. I.)

-August 27, 1943, Approval was given, for an addition to the Site for a Teacher's Residence, being Lot 30, in Block 5 (according to a Plan of Record in the Land Titles office for the South Alberta Land Registration District as Bridgend 2912 D.I.)

-April 23, 1945, The following area was declared to be a Hamlet:

-Legal Subdivisions 2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 16; and those portions of Legal Subdivisions 3 and 4, which lie to the North of the South limit of First Street (as shown on registered Plan No. 2605 A.L.) all in Section 21, Township 9, Range 22, West of the Fourth Meridian. That portion of the North-west quarter of Section 20 in Township 9, which lies North and East of the South-westerly limit of the Crowsnest branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway. That portion of the North-west quarter of Section 22 in Township 9, which lies South and East of the South- easterly limit of the Kipp-North easterly branch of the Canadian Pacific Railway; and that portion of the South- west quarter of Section 22 in Township 9.

-August 7, 1947, The Coalhurst School District No. 2394 was resubdivided into Subdivision No. 2, of the Lethbridge School Division No. 7.

-October 25, 1951, Approval was given, for an addition to the school site; described as:

-Lots 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, Block 1, Plan 2605 A.L. Bridgend, and The South half of Block 1, Bridgend Plan 6768 D.E

-October 14, 1952, Approval was given, for an addition to the present school site; described as:

-Lots I to 8 - Block 2 - Plan 2605 A.L. Bridgend-Coalhurst.

-December 31, 1953, The Coalhurst School District No. 2394 was resubdivided into Subdivision No. 5, of the Lethbridge School Division No. 7.

-July 24, 1955, Approval was given, for the sale of Lots 25 and 26-Bridgend 2912-DI-Coalhurst.

-September 26, 1955, Approval was given, for the sale of Lots 24 and 30-Block 5-Bridgend 2912 Coalhurst.

-October 17, 1957, Approval was given, for the sale of the Elementary School and Teacherage.

-January 1, 1964, The Municipal District of Lethbridge No. 25, and the Lethbridge School Division No. 7 were formed into the County of Lethbridge No. 26.

-The Coalhurst School District No. 2394 was included in this County.

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