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Board Advocacy

The school board is an advocate for public education and for the local school system. In this capacity, the school board consults with its constituents and shares information with MLAs and government – as an​ individual​ board – and collectively through the Alberta School Board Association. School boards advocate for students.​​​

Curriculum Advocacy – Ensuring Success for K-6 Learners​​​

The Calgary Board of Education shares the government's​ goal of provid​​​ing a qual​ity curriculum that prepares students for future success. To be successful in post-secondary education and the world of work, learners need to be engaged, critical thinkers and creative problem solvers. 

In alignment with concerns we have heard from our community, the CBE has been clear that we support the goal of strengthening the curriculum to prepare students for the future. The CBE provided specific and detailed feedback on concerns for timing, design, and content directly to the provincial government, through the Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) and College of Alberta School Superintendents (CASS).  

Concerns remain regarding design and content, as well as the timing of implementation due to the challenges of the pandemic, which is why we have advocated for a full implementation delay.  The Board will also continue to advocate for ongoing structured feedback opportunities to strengthen curriculum design and content for Grades 4-6.  

Alberta Education mandates curriculum. We would like to thank CBE administration, teachers and staff as they work hard to prepare for the implementation of Mathematics and English Language Arts and Literacy curriculum for K-3, as well as Physical Education and Wellness curriculum for K-6.  Teachers are experts in designing learning that meets the needs of students now and in the future. The Board of Trustees has full confidence in the ability of the CBE to provide quality education for all students. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

 Contact Us

​Office of the Board of Trustees

t | 403-817-7933

 

 Learn More

​For more information about the 2021-22 budget, please visit: cbe.ab.ca/budget. You can provide feedback here. You can also contact your trustee at boardoftrustees@cbe.ab.ca.    

 Contact Your MLA

​We encourage you to share your concerns with your MLA. Find your MLA using the Legislative Assembly of Alberta​ tool. ​

 Governance Policies

The Board’s advocacy activities are directed by Board policies:

  • Governance Policy 3.2 states that the Board advocates for the organization and the students it serves.
  • Governance Policy 3.3 states that the Board will Initiate and maintain constructive two-way dialogue with students, employees, parents and the citizens as a means to engage all stakeholders in the work of the Board and the organization.
 
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