Black Gold School Division

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April 17, 2014

Leduc Configuration Review Alternate Proposal

Black Gold Regional Division No.18 trustees vote in favour of having the Leduc configuration review working committee provide an alternate proposal.

At the Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Black Gold Regional Division (BGRD) board meeting, trustees supported a motion to have the Leduc Configuration Review Working Committee provide an alternate proposal for Leduc Estates, West Haven and Caledonia Park schools.

“Based upon the February 26, 2014, open house and related public consultation feedback, it is recommended that the Working Committee develop one or more option(s) in the City of Leduc area West of Highway 2 and South of Highway 39, and within the Caledonia Park School area, that meets the Leduc Schools Configuration Review goals and objectives, including further public consultation with the potentially affected stakeholders,” Leduc Trustee, Mrs. Barb Martinson.

“The committee has done what they were asked to do and they did come back with a solid proposal… There might be something else out there we could take a look at. The comments from the parents are quite strong,” Leduc Trustee, Mr. Dennis Nosyk

“I do want to thank the committee for following the board’s directions and looking at taking this to the public and getting feedback. I want to thank the parents and staff who took the time to come out to the public consultation meeting, took the time to fill out the form and let us know what was working and what they wanted us to reconsider. I think the process worked very well,” Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Norman Yanitski

As a result of this decision, the Leduc Configuration Review Working Committee will immediately commence work on the process associated with the Board’s request. All affected stakeholders will once again be consulted.

Black Gold Regional Division No.18 is located directly south of Edmonton, extending from the New Sarepta area in the east, to the Warburg area in the west. It includes the municipalities of Beaumont, Devon, Thorsby, Calmar, and Leduc. With approximately 9,500 students enrolled in 29 schools BGRD support staff and teachers are committed to “inspiring success” in all students. For more information on Black Gold Regional Division No.18 and our schools, visit www.blackgold.ca

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