Friday, May 7, 2010

DATES/INFO for next round of Sector Reviews

This is from Dialogue Partners, the consulting firm hired to do the Sector Reviews. (for those of you who have no idea what Sector Reviews are--- they are the process used to decide possible school closures.)

Change is Coming! Be a Part of it.

Hello -

We are writing with an update and some important information on the Edmonton Public Schools Sector Planning Reviews in Central, South Central and West 1 Sectors.

1. What Was Said? Survey Submissions
We received over 400 survey submissions - a fantastic response, with lots of thoughtful, passionate comments. Thanks so much for taking the time to tell us what you think. The reports are now posted in the library on the website.

We've considered your input as we have developed the public engagement process.

2. Public Engagement Process - What is Happening and When?

You can find an outline of the entire process, with all of the opportunities to participate over the next 6 months, posted in the key dates section on the website here.

3. Workshop - Public Engagement 101 - What to Expect, How to Participate

Are you a member of a parent council, community league or community organization? We are holding a workshop on May 19, 2010 from 9am-12pm, specifically for you. We'll share information, talk together about public engagement, and answer your questions about the process. Please RSVP your attendance to by May 16, 2010. (I will be attending.)

4. Workbooks

Starting May 10, 2010, an online fillable pdf version of the workbook will be available in the library on the website. It provides important information and facts and asks lots of questions. Tell us what is important to you about your community and use of school space. Share ideas, issues and concerns that you think should be included in sector review.

5. Community Forums

Attend a community forum to discuss what is working well in area schools, what can be improved, and your ideas, issues and concerns about school space use specific to YOUR area.

May 29 Strathcona School - South Central Sector
9 am - 12:30 pm 10450-72 Avenue

June 5 Ross Sheppard School - West 1 Sector (note: most Ward C schools are in West 1)
9 am - 12:30 pm 13546-111 Avenue

June 19 Victoria School - Central Sector (incl: Westglen, Westmount, Prince Charles and Inglewood)
9 am -12:30 pm 10210 - 108 Avenue NW

Kind regards,
The Dialogue Partners Team

Tel. 1-866-269-1276

The Fine Print
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If you have indicated that you would like to be included on the contact list, you may be contacted by phone, letter or email for the intended purpose. Personal information is collected to support the development of a public engagement program and provide input into the decision-making process in regards to sector planning. All personal information is collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Alberta School Act, and board policies of Edmonton Public Schools.

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