Please take a look at the attached .jpg containing some of our highlights from the 2010-2011 year.
As the board reconvenes tomorrow for our first fall meeting, it is important to take a moment to reflect on what we have accomplished since November and look ahead at the year to come. I feel on many issues our board has made significant headway, but there is still much that I would like to accomplish.
As I wrote in my first blog post, our mental concentration can be like a flashlight beam. If you don’t focus your efforts and energies on the big issues that matter most, you can get derailed by administrivia and smaller, less-pressing matters.
What most needs doing?
I pose the question to you and encourage you to email me firstname.lastname@example.org with your own suggestions and priorities. If you haven’t signed up for our Ward F newsletter, click here.
EPSB Board of Trustees
2010 – 2011 Highlights
The previous school year was a productive one for Edmonton Public Schools’ Board of Trustees. Trustees focused on engaging with Edmonton communities and ensuring all students have a safe and caring learning environment.
• Developed the new District vision, mission and set of priorities
• Introduced live webcasting of public board meetings (www.livestream.com/edmontonpublicschools)
• Imposed a two-year moratorium on school closures and initiated the formation of a School Closure Moratorium Committee to explore ways to keep schools open
• Created a Special Needs Task Force that provided recommendations to promote an inclusive learning environment for students with special needs
• Participated in the Community Sustainability Task Force
• First Board in Prairies to approve the development of a board policy on sexual orientation and gender identity to ensure a welcoming environment for all students and staff
• Established an Anti-Bullying Advisory Committee that provided recommendations to prevent bullying
• Re-prioritized capital plan to place a high priority on modernizing existing schools
• Continued work with all orders of government and other partners to advocate for adequate, predictable and sustainable funding for education