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Board of Trustees

Response to 2024-25 Provincial Budget

Over the past two years, the Board of Trustees has strongly advocated for funding to keep pace with growing enrolment and increasing costs.

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How Do We Know If Students Are Successful?

The Board of Trustees monitors the academic success of students annually to ensure they continue to achieve success. This monitoring demonstrates that CBE students continue to outperform the province on provincial achievement tests and exams, high school completion rates continue to climb, and we are continuing to provide specialized supports to help a diverse population of students succeed.

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Student Stressing
Child & Youth Well-Being Family & Caregiver Series

Helping Teens Manage Stress & Anxiety

Join CBE and AHS for a discussion about how to help youth manage stress and anxiety. Experts from AHS will give you evidence-based techniques for supporting your teens. You'll learn when clinical assessment is necessary and what treatments may be involved. You'll pick up tips for improving your own mental health and helping the young people in your life.

Online Session

Thursday, March 14, 2024
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Grades 7-12

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Student Awards & Scholarship Applications

Join EducationMatters' Grants and Student Awards Officer, Kathryn Schilman, for an online information session aimed at helping students navigate the EducationMatters Student Awards Application Portal.

There are four sessions coming up:

March 7, 2024
4:00–5:00 PM
March 12, 2024
5:00–6:00 PM
March 26, 2024
4:00–5:00 PM
March 27, 2024
4:30–5:30 PM

Session Information

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Early Learners

Using Visuals to Enhance Learning & Independence

Visuals, such as pictures, symbols, and drawings are often used in classrooms to encourage children's independence and confidence.

Visuals also aid in understanding tasks and routines and can work wonders beyond the classroom. Learn how to use visuals at home with your child to help with routines, changes and transitions, expressing emotions and more!

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Acting Chief Superintendent  

Hello From Your New Chief Superintendent

It is an incredible responsibility to lead an organization of 140,000+ students from kindergarten to Grade 12, but it is not a job I do alone. It takes teachers, parents, support staff, partners and the whole community to enable students to thrive. I look forward to working in partnership with families to continue to provide the very best learning in the city.

- Joanne Pitman, Chief Superintendent of Schools

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Alberta Government Announces Funding for New Schools and Modernizations

The Alberta government announced Mar. 1 that it will provide full, design, or planning funding for four new CBE schools and one modernization request. We have a critical need for even more learning spaces as we continue to enrol new students every day.

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School Councils

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Should My School Council Become an ASCA Member?

Yes, yes, yes!

The Alberta School Councils Association (ASCA) provides lots of resources and information for school councils, and the Board of Trustees will pay for your membership fee annually.

Membership terms run from July 1 to June 30.

Request for Membership Form


Meeting Materials & Last COSC Meeting

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the in-person Feb. 22 COSC meeting and participated in the engagement session around our Education Plan. The meeting presentation is now posted on the COSC meetings page.

Mark Your Calendars!

The last COSC meeting of the year is Wednesday, June 5.

More information and an invitation will be emailed to school councils in mid-May.

We'd love to see you there!

Calendar of Events

ASCA Calendar Of Events

The Alberta School Councils' Association has opportunities for involvement in its calendar for school council members and parents. This includes:

  • Workshops for school councils
  • Online sessions for parents regarding various health and educational issues
  • Event information for “special dates”
Calendar of Events

CBE Connections is emailed every month to families to connect them more closely with what’s happening across​​ our system.

Communication & Engagement Services

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