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Meeting Background

A. Blair McPherson School & Thelma Chalifoux School

For families living in: Jackson Heights, Kiniski Gardens, Larkspur, Maple, Tamarack Common, Tamarack North and Wild Rose

Families living in the neighbourhoods mentioned above were invited to attend a meeting on
June 10, 2019 to discuss the proposed new attendance area for Thelma Chalifoux School and possible changes to the A. Blair McPherson School attendance area.

Edmonton Public Schools is considering suspending the junior high program at A. Blair McPherson School as part of The Meadows attendance area redesign once Thelma Chalifoux School opens in fall 2020. The proposed changes would mean:

  • students who are in Grade 6 at A. Blair McPherson School for the 2019-20 school year would attend Thelma Chalifoux School for Grade 7 when it opens in fall 2020.
  • A. Blair McPherson would offer Grades K-6 and Grades 8-9 for the 2020-21 school year.
  • A. Blair McPherson would offer Grades K-6 and Grade 9 for the 2021-22 school year.
  • A. Blair McPherson would become a K-6 school for the 2022-23 school year and junior high programming would be suspended.

View the proposed attendance area map for Thelma Chalifoux School.

Edmonton Public Schools is also proposing the A. Blair McPherson attendance area be adjusted to include the Tamarack North, Tamarack Common and Maple neighbourhoods for Kindergarten to Grade 6, starting in fall 2020. This would allow neighbourhood students to attend the same school together and would keep our youngest students at a school close to home. 

View the proposed attendance area map for A. Blair McPherson School.