Wednesday, December 15, 2010
At last night's public meeting, the Edmonton Public Schools Board of Trustees approved the formation of a committee that will look into better understanding the issues and impacts that surround school closures. This committee will also work to keep schools open by recommending initiatives to the Board during the two year moratorium.
The Board voiced a desire to understand all the facts and issues that affect school space and to integrate the information they have been receiving regarding lease agreements, deferred maintenance and budgets.
"The Board wasted no time moving forward with its moratorium work, approving the creation of a committee last evening that will advise the board in understanding the issues related to school closures and keeping schools open," said Dave Colburn, Board Chair.
The roles and responsibilities for this committee will be brought forward to the Board in February 2011 and will include the terms of reference plan and a proposed budget.
The Board was also was pleased to hear about new ways Edmonton Public Schools is supporting at-risk students, such as:
A full agenda and reports presented at last evening's Board meeting are available under the Board of Trustees section of www.epsb.ca. In addition, an archived copy of the Board meeting webcast is available at www.livestream.com/edmontonpublicschools.
Further information, contact:
Cheryl Oxford, Managing Director,