Update | CBE Cancels International Student Trips

Mar. 10, 2020

The Calgary Board of Education believes in the educational value of international travel and that the safety of our students and staff is of highest importance.

As a system we have rigorous processes in place regarding international travel. Recent health events across the globe surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) have caused us to take time to reflect on trips outside of Canada.

Given current travel advisories and the daily changes in public health information being released, the Calgary Board of Education has made the decision to cancel all remaining international student trips.

Our top priority is the safety of students and staff. This was an extremely difficult decision, and one we did not make lightly. Students and parents involved in these trips have been contacted. We have met with or have scheduled meetings with the impacted families to discuss the decision and review next steps.

Timeline

Feb. 27, 2020 – trips to Italy, Japan and Taiwan cancelled
Mar. 5, 2020 – trips to Spain cancelled
Mar. 9, 2020 – trips to Germany, Austria and Ireland cancelled