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Pre-enrolment and Registration Process for New Schools – 2016

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

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 […]
RT @mdraper_YEG: Greetings from the Cappies Gala with @bridgetstirling & @NathanIpYEG. #EPSB supporting arts education! https://t.co/9u475a…
RT @EPSBNews: RT @mdraper_yeg: #EPSB is saddened @Lillian_Osborne Pride Flag was stolen, #EPS has been notified. We support student diversi…
RT @bridgetstirling: So many #epsb students here to show their pride! #Pride2017 #yegpride #yeg https://t.co/TIxysM3ruN
The pride flag incident at Lillian Osborne School breaks my heart. #EPSB values the diversity & inclusion of every student. #yegPride
Fantastic time at my 4th annual SW Family Fun Day! Thank you to our sponsors & to the hundreds of families for join… https://t.co/GuxcUsxa83
RT @SWEarlyYears: @FamilyFuturesRN is hosting a playdough table at our #SWFamilyFunDay! Come check out the amazing resources right in your…
RT @CJohner: Great time with @NathanIpYEG @EPSB_Super&wife Lisa, @cupe3550 Carol Chapman #epsb #yeg https://t.co/FoO6efdogu
The Annual Southwest Family Fun Day starting soon. Kick-off at 11:30am @DMAA_School Come and join us! #epsb #yeghttps://t.co/TmTVUylvJQ
Join me June 10th at my annual SW Family Fun Day! Free BBQ and activities for all ages #epsb #yeg https://t.co/TkrcJtyfFz