It has been nine days since Education Minister David Eggen released the Guidelines for Best Practices document and now more districts across the province are issuing responses regarding the submission of their own policies to Alberta Education by the March 31 deadline. Their responses vary. Some are saying their board policies already reflect the guidelines issued by the government, while others are seeking parent input as they are in the process of drafts and revisions. A few school boards have been more vocal to communicate their opposition.
To help you find the information you need for your own local school district, I will continue to update the Articles & Links section to reflect these statements as I become aware of them.
I encourage you to learn more about the content of the actual guidelines (available under the “About the Guidelines” section) so you can voice specific concerns to your local district on how they intend to address your concerns within their existing and draft policies.