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DR. LILA FAHLMAN (ALLARD) K-9

GRADE LEVEL AND STUDENT CAPACITY

Dr. Lila Fahlman School in Allard (Heritage Valley) will accommodate:

  • Kindergarten-Grade 9
  • 900 students

Heritage Valley is a collection of neighbourhoods in southwest Edmonton. The new school will be built in the Allard neighbourhood at the intersection of Allard Boulevard and Allard Drive.


ATTENDANCE AREA BOUNDARY

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas about attendance areas for Dr. Lila Fahlman School. We heard from some of you at our information meetings and from many more of you through our online survey. Please know your feedback helped us make our decisions.

APPROVED ATTENDANCE AREA

The Superintendent has approved the following attendance area for Dr. Lila Fahlman School:

  • The following neighbourhoods are designated to Dr. Lila Fahlman School: Allard, Callaghan and Cavanagh.
  • Students in the primary attendance area for Dr. Lila Fahlman School who are currently attending Duggan School can stay there, if they wish, but they will no longer be eligible for yellow bus service.
  • Dr. Lila Fahlman School will have an open attendance boundary, which means any student may pre-enrol at the school. A random selection process will be used if there is not enough space to accommodate all interested students.
  • Yellow bus service will be provided within the Callaghan neighbourhood for eligible elementary students. Yellow bus service will be provided within the Cavanagh neighbourhood for eligible elementary and junior high students.

For questions about yellow bus service, contact Student Transportation at 780-429-8585.

VIEW: Dr. Lila Fahlman School Attendance Area Map (PDF) 

HOW WE MADE THE DECISION 

We chose an attendance area that would allow as many students as possible to attend a school close to home, and we did our best to keep families and communities together. We were also careful to make sure the school doesn’t fill up too quickly while communities are still growing. This is a lesson we learned from opening other schools in new areas.

MANAGING GROWTH

Every student who pre-enrols will get to attend their designated school. Dr. Lila Fahlman School has an open attendance boundary, which means that, if there’s still room at the school once students from the primary attendance area are accepted, students from outside the attendance area will be chosen by random selection.

The school will carefully manage enrolment to make sure there’s room for new students who move into the school’s attendance area, and we hope this will minimize the need to change the attendance area in the future.

For questions about the attendance area decision, contact the Planning department at 780-429-8539.


REGISTRATION 

In February, schools start accepting registration for students who are new to the District. More information will be available in early 2017 including:


STATUS OF CONSTRUCTION


SCHOOL NAME

‌DR. LILA FAHLMAN

The new school in Allard will be named after Dr. Lila Fahlman, an educator, philanthropist and social-justice advocate. The Board of Trustees approved this school name, along with the names of eight more new schools at a public meeting on June 21, 2016. Ivor Dent and Michael Phair schools, which are also opening in September 2017, were named the previous year.‌ Read her full biography or watch the Dr. Lila Fahlman video to learn more about her outstanding contributions and achievements.