Thanks to Council and Principal Allen for inviting me to participate.  Excellent parental involvement with 24 in attendance!  Principal Allen outlined the 3 goals for the School this year: every child reading at grade level, increased parental involvement, and character development built around the theme of kindness.  University of Alberta students will be working with junior high students in the Study Buddies program.

There was excellent discussion and ideas amongst the Council and staff regarding measures to improve pedestrian safety, and regarding the ongoing issue of the unsafe playground fences.

I suggested Council invite the new city Councillor to explore traffic safety issues, post election.

I am also following up with the district’s legal counsel regarding contractor liability for the safety of the playground fences.