Policies Submitted to Alberta Education

We have now submitted three policies to Alberta Education regarding the changes legislated by the Act to Amend the Alberta Bill of Rights to Protect Our Children, formerly Bill 10. These include:

Our process has been to fully engage our stakeholders to ensure that our policies also align with community values and expectations. We are committed ensuring the rights, dignity, safety, and privacy of all our students. Through this process we held a town hall meeting for members of our public, especially parents, to come and voice their opinions. We have met in smaller groups with parents, school councils, and students to discuss an appropriate and reasoned response to these issues. The Board has been engaged throughout these past months in understanding the issues, and crafting an appropriate policy that is in the best interest of our students, schools, families, and communities. Throughout this process we have received much support and many different constructive feedback regarding the direction and content of this policy.

The School Board and Division Administration have engaged with our communities, parents, students, teachers, staff, and school administration in this important work. We feel confident that this policy reflects the values of our communities and complies with current legislation. We remain committed to ensuring that all of our students and their families feel welcome, safe, cared for, and respected throughout our Division. We will continue to work with government to ensure that all of our students are protected and well prepared for their future.

If you have any questions or comments about this or other issues for the School Board, please write to board@westwind.ab.ca