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Curriculum Update

Sessions to provide input into draft curriculum

The Government of Alberta will be holding parent and public virtual sessions on the draft curriculum May 5, 6 and 13. For additional information and to register, please visit the Alberta Education website.

Update, April 27, 2021

Our Board of Trustees sent a letter to the Minister of Education on April 26 outlining in more detail our concerns with the draft K-6 curriculum, and asking that she postpone the pilot phase (scheduled for this fall) and instead use next school year to gather feedback, review and significantly revise the draft, scheduling the pilot period for the following year. 
Alberta Education has developed a draft new curriculum. While we need time to review this information with our staff, we have decided that St. Albert Public Schools will not participate in the pilot project to implement the curriculum in the 2021-2022 school year. We have many concerns about the draft curriculum, as expressed in a letter from our Board of Trustees to the Minister of Education (in January, 2021, in response to the release of the Guiding Framework), and we have heard from several of our staff and parents who expressed many of these same concerns. The timeline of this pilot project is also of concern, as we are still dealing with the challenges of the pandemic. Implementing a new curriculum takes tremendous time and resources, and we don't feel it's in the best interests of our students and staff to take on this additional challenge at this time.

However, we will be reviewing the draft curriculum in-depth and submitting feedback to Alberta Education after this review. We encourage parents and stakeholders to do so as well. You can review the curriculum here, and provide feedback to Alberta Education here
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