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Extensions Program Workshop

BACKGROUND

In February 2018, we invited parents and guardians with students in the Extensions District Centre special needs program to a workshop. We gathered feedback about how we could make a potential relocation for the 2018-19 school year as smooth as possible for students. 

Later in spring 2018, we also asked parents to share their feedback using an online tool called ThoughtExchange to help us develop criteria around possible relocation sites.

CONSIDERATIONS

We want to make sure the Extensions District Centre special needs program moves to a location that will:

  • provide students with flexible and quality learning spaces 
  • offer additional supports, like makerspaces and collaborative work spaces, that are not currently available to Extensions students at McKernan School
  • create space at McKernan School, which is at capacity

WHAT WE HEARD 

Based on feedback we received from parents, the most important criteria for selecting a new location includes: 

  • available space
  • Kindergarten to Grade 9 programming
  • a central location 
  • diverse programming 

The criteria listed are not in a particular order. The other feedback we received related to things like programming, transition and supports were also noted, and we look forward to discussing this further with families in the program.

SHARE YOUR FEEDBACK

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting on May 23. If you missed the meeting, you can:

QUESTIONS 

If you have questions about next steps, please contact Programs and Student Accommodation at 780-429-8539 or email programs@epsb.ca