November 26, 2020
In light of the Alberta Government's COVID-19 mandatory measures announced on November 24, 2020 and to support the health and safety of our parents and CBE staff, the Board of Trustees has made the decision to hold the December 2, 2020 public input meeting regarding the consideration of closure of Rosscarrock School virtually using Microsoft Teams.
To participate in this virtual meeting, kindly RSVP providing your first and last name, and email address to BoardofTrustees@cbe.ab.ca by Tuesday, December 1, 2020. A meeting invitation link will be emailed to you in advance of the meeting.
We encourage you to attend this meetings to hear more about the proposed closure and to share your viewpoints.
Oct. 27, 2020
At the Oct. 27, 2020 regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of The Calgary of Education (CBE), the Board of Trustees (Board) accepted a recommendation from CBE administration to commence the public input process to consider the closure of Rosscarrock School as set out in its Board Policy GC-3E – Closure of Schools Procedure. The Board passed the following motions:
- THAT the Board of Trustees is satisfied that there is cause to commence the public input process to consider the closure of Rosscarrock School in accordance with GC-3E Closure of Schools Procedure.
September 25, 2020
Notice Regarding Rosscarrock School
Dear Students and Parents/Guardians,
The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) would like to inform you that CBE administration will be presenting a recommendation to consider commencement of the public input process regarding the possible closure of Rosscarrock School to the Board of Trustees on Oct 27, 2020.
In 2018-2019, CBE administration shared concerns about the school’s persistent low enrolment and heard community feedback around the options that could be considered. In considering public feedback in April 2019, the Board of Trustees made the decision not to close Rosscarrock School.
Unfortunately, enrolment at Rosscarrock School continues to decline. To avoid impacting learning opportunities available to students, at a regular Public Meeting of the Board of Trustees scheduled Oct 27, 2020, the Board will consider starting the public input process regarding a possible school closure effective June 30, 2021. This meeting will be live-streamed, and a link will be available on the CBE website.
If the Board approves the commencement of the public input process to consider the closure of Rosscarrock School, you will be notified of the opportunities that will be provided for you to provide feedback this fall.
More information will be available on the Rosscarrock School website. The report recommending commencement of the public input process regarding the consideration to close Rosscarrock School will be available on the CBE website on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
Director, Area 7