Response to Student Protest

Nov. 17, 2021

I am troubled by the allegations of sexual violence that have been brought forth by students at Western Canada and Central Memorial high schools. It is important that students feel safe and supported in reporting their concerns on any matter. We are listening to students to learn more.

The CBE has a process for working w​ith families and students to address concerns and reports of this nature. We take these matters seriously and, where required, support students and families in working with the Calgary Police Service. Schools work with all individuals involved, including parents/guardians, to determine the best ways to support the safety and well-being of all members of their community. Parents are important partners in supporting student well-being and are directly involved in the process for addressing reports and concerns of any nature that impact student safety, well-being and learning.

The CBE has clear expectations for all members of our school communities to support welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning and work environments. These are outlined in Administrative Regulation 6031, the CBE Student Code of Conduct, our progressive discipline practices and a number of other CBE Administrative Regulations.

We will continue working with both school communities to provide appropriate supports in responding to the concerns raised.​


Christopher Usih
Chief Superintendent of Schools