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Nathan Ip presses province for high school design money

Nathan Ip presses province for high school design money

BY JANET FRENCH, EDMONTON JOURNAL Published on: April 25, 2017 Photo: ED KAISSER / POST MEDIA Edmonton public school trustees are so anxious about a looming shortage of high school space, they’re asking Alberta’s education minister for money immediately to start planning two new ones. “This is one of the issues that keeps me up at […]
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Edmonton public schools want community flex spaces

BY JANET FRENCH, EDMONTON JOURNAL Published on: September 21, 2016 Day cares, public libraries, and medical clinics could all find homes in new Edmonton public schools if the government will let boards include flexible spaces, public trustees say. The Edmonton public school board voted unanimously Tuesday to write to the ministers of education and infrastructure, […]
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Pre-enrolment and Registration Process for New Schools

Many have asked me about the pre-enrollment and registration process for the new schools. I have included an update below with the latest information from our district as well as additional links to the Edmonton Public Schools website. Please contact Planning at 780-429-8539  or your local school Principal if you have any additional questions about […]

ASBA Remains Silent on Supporting LGBTQ Students

On Friday, my motion to create a policy supporting LGBTQ kids was sadly not passed by the ASBA Board of Directors: “That the Alberta School Boards Association develop a comprehensive policy for establishing and maintaining welcoming, inclusive, safe and healthy learning and working environments for sexual orientation and gender minority students, staff and families and […]
Update on motion for a provincial Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policy (SOGI)

Update on motion for a provincial Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity policy (SOGI)

Friends, Over the past several weeks, many of you have contacted me to find out about my next steps to support transgender students in the province. Indeed, the fight to ensure that no student in Alberta faces discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity continues. As trustees, we have a responsibility to ensure that all children and […]
Thoughts on the Growth Accommodation Strategy

Thoughts on the Growth Accommodation Strategy

Many of you are tuning in attentively to today’s announcement on space accommodation. I’ve been out to various schools in southwest Edmonton these past few months, getting to know you and your communities better. And I’ve certainly taken to heart what you’ve been telling me – I know parents are concerned about what today’s announcement […]
School Overcrowding

School Overcrowding

It’s been another week of hitting the pavement and getting out there to talk with you about your concerns. I had a fantastic time attending the Blue Quill Party in the Park, as well as the Windermere Carnival – these are just some of the events that make our communities a great place for families. […]
Keeping Schools Open to the Community

Keeping Schools Open to the Community

Well, it’s been a busy but exhilarating week of doorknocking and events. I’ve been so struck by the interest, insight and passion for education that I’m hearing in chatting with Ward H residents on doorsteps and our in the community. I wanted to take a moment as we head into a new school year to […]
School Boundaries

School Boundaries

Neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton are now packed with growing families, and schools are stretched to their limits. A shortage of space means that some students may not be able to attend the school in their own neighbourhood. We need to look at innovative ways to get schools built quickly and make the best use of […]
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RT @stonewalluk: Today is #TransDayOfRemembrance. We remember those who have lost their lives. We send love and support to trans people, wh…
RT @womensmarch: Today is #TransDayOfRemembrance, a day to reflect on those lost to anti-transgender violence. Today we remember the more t…
It was an honour to open Dr. Lila Fahlman School today w/ community members, staff, students & Dr. Fahlman’s Family… https://t.co/2BuFly68ZE
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RT @CJohner: Grand opening of Dr Lila Fahlman School, principal Bryan Evans @NathanIpYEG @waltersyeg @ThomasDangAB @shelaghdunn @EPSB_Super
RT @katherineoneill: Bravo! Good luck to the new board. All hardworking, passionate & principled Albertans. #albertaparty https://t.co/x2PU…
RT @mdraper_YEG: Thank you Minister @davideggenAB for the much needed #EPSB high school announcement, your commitment to students as well a…
RT @edmontonpolice: Yesterday, we were honoured guests of the official opening of the Constable Daniel Woodall School. It was a pleasure to…
Great day for Ward H and Southwest Edmonton! Very excited that a new high school was announced by the Government of… https://t.co/TjQY2JtGSp