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Board considers new infrastructure policy

Wed, 31 Jul, 2013

Board considers new infrastructure policy

At yesterday’s special board meeting, the Board of Trustees considered for the first time a new policy on infrastructure. The proposed policy identifies seven Infrastructure Planning Principles and a set of expectations on how the District should approach infrastructure issues.

The policy was developed by the Board’s Policy Review Committee after the Board of Trustees directed it to do so through a board motion on October 23, 2012.

“This is the Board’s first draft of a new infrastructure policy for Edmonton Public Schools,” says Board Chair Sarah Hoffman. “The planning principles outlined in the policy will guide the Board and Administration in all of our future planning and decision-making regarding our infrastructure.”

Now that the Board has considered the draft policy for the first time and approved it for posting on the district website, the Board will seek input on the Infrastructure Planning Principles from stakeholders.

“Trustees look forward to hearing from students, parents and community members,” said Hoffman. “All of the feedback we gather through the survey will be considered by the Board and will help us to revise the policy prior to considering it for a second time in the fall.”

The online survey is available here on the district website from August 1 to September 2, 2013.