Mon, 2 Dec, 2013
If you’ve been to one of the newer areas of the city, you’ll know there are more families and more communities than ever before. Over the last few years, many of our schools in newer neighbourhoods have become very full because these areas of the city are growing so quickly. Since 2005, 46 new neighbourhoods are being served by Edmonton Public Schools. Over 11,000 of students who attend Edmonton Public Schools live in these newer areas.
This is called the District Accommodation Plan for New and Developing Neighbourhoods. Its purpose is to look which schools are full or almost full and offer some options to solve the problem.
A Space for Our Students site has been launched on the Edmonton Public Schools website giving an overview of the Plan. It includes background information; the schools and neighbourhoods being looked at in the accommodation plan; and a list of options being considered. There is also a link to a survey where stakeholders can find the school or area where they live and provide input and feedback on the options that have been developed, as well as suggestions. The survey will be open until January 17, 2014.
Edmonton Public Schools’ Board of Trustees and its Superintendent value your input and feedback. We’re looking forward to working with you as we consider the options to make sure students in newer areas of the city are all enjoying high quality learning environments.