2305, 2014

Michael A. Kostek School BBQ May 22, 2014

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Thanks to Council Chair Melaine and to principal Kroeker for the invite to last night’s BBQ. The dozens of volunteers and the great weather put on a great event for the hundreds in attendance.  A special thanks to Melaine for introducing me to many of the volunteers who make MAK a great school every day!

2005, 2014

Highlights of May 20 2014 Board Meeting

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A significant role of Trustees is to monitor the results achieved of our students.  Analyses of these results should guide Board  decisions concerning policy, allocation of budgets, and advocacy.

The District’s literacy results and the supports provided to strengthen literacy were discussed in detail at today’s meeting (access report here).  While time did not permit all my questions at the public Board meeting, I have submitted the attached questions for a response from the District administration.

The District also provided a comprehensive report on supports provided to students with special education needs (access report here).  This report highlights the work of the District in supporting students in whatever school setting they choose, and in the results in supporting these students.

There is a lot to think about in each of these studies and I plan to review them again.  I also welcome any questions or comments you may have on these reports or any other matter.

105, 2014

West Edmonton Network of Neighborhood Schools April 30 2014

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Thanks to Gaylene and WENN for the invitation to participate in the discussion of replacement schools.  As Trustee Chubb stated so well at the meeting, Trustees recognize the importance to parents and residents of potential school decisions for their children and their neighborhoods and we welcome the opportunity for dialogue.  We encourage all to attend the EPSB consultations and complete the survey at the District website epsb.ca.