Friday, November 27, 2009

Possibilities- School Closure? Hardisty/ City Centre

There are two clusters of Edmonton Public schools currently being reviewed regarding excess school space and the possibility of consolidation/ amalgamation/ school closure. Here's an invitation to join the conversation:

Come to the Conversation -
Exploring the possibilities and challenges of school space as important part of a complete and
vibrant community

On November 30 and December 1 parents and residents from Greater Hardisty or the City Centre Education Partnership area are invited to DROP IN and participate at a workshop:

Learn more information on the facts of enrolment and budgets and what has been suggested by the community so far.

Knowing what you know about your school, family, community and area, offer us what OPTION(S) you would suggest to the Edmonton Public School Board - that considers both the facts and suggestions

You can use the information provided at the workshop to help you to develop your suggestions.

We need your knowledge and experience for this activity, but we don't expect you to be technical experts - there will be resource people in the room to answer your questions or provide you with clarification

Workshops will take place as follows:
November 30, 2009 December 1, 2009
4:00 - 9:30 pm 4:00-9:30 PM
With a focus on GREATER With a focus on CITY CENTRE
McNally School John A. McDougall School
8440-105 Ave. 10930-107 Street

*Please drop in at any time OR come for a scheduled small group discussion at 7:00 - 8:00pm

*On November 30, childcare will be offered at Gold Bar Daycare & After School Care Ltd. , 4630 105A Avenue NW

*On December 1, childcare is held at the Parkdale After School Care Centre Society, 11648 85 Street NW

Thanks to everyone who has returned a workbook, or who have participated in a discussion and sent in the workbook results.

We'll continue to accept completed workbooks up until December 4, 2009.
You can submit your completed workbook by:
Dropping it off at one of the area schools or the EPSB Office at One Kingsway
Emailing the online version to
Faxing it to us at 613-724-2450

'What Was Said" Reports from the Community Forums on November 12th and November 14th have been posted to the website at
Throughout the project, EPSB staff, teachers and principals have also had an opportunity to provide input, suggestions and ideas on how, when, where and by whom school space is used. The results of the staff forum on November 14th will be posted to the website soon.


As always, if you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please contact us.
Toll free at 1-866-269-1276 ext. 102

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