Board of Trustees meets with Minister LaGrange

As publicly elected officials, Rocky View Schools' (RVS) Board of Trustees aims to identify, address and seek resolution to educational issues while working collaboratively with Alberta Education to continually improve the province's K - Gr. 12 system.

Board of Trustees Meet with The Honourable Adriana LaGrange  Minister's Visit

As part of a provincial road tour, Education Minister Adriana LaGrange visited RancheView School in Cochrane, Sept. 16, 2019. The minister participated in a student-led tour and met with RVS Trustees, who advocated for the Board’s top three priorities: equitable access to funding, new schools for growing jurisdictions and a provincial review on inclusion. As one of the fastest growing and lowest per student funded boards in Alberta, RVS is calling for provincial grants that reflect actual enrolments, as well as a long-term capital plan for new schools. To address increasing complexities in today’s classrooms, the Board also is advocating for a provincial review of funding and supports afforded for the implementation of inclusive education. For full insight into the Board's position, please access its Advocacy Communique.

As Champions of Public Education

Rocky View Schools’ trustees are community members from all walks of life, elected by the community to provide thoughtful oversight of the public education system.

The community entrusts them with creating the conditions in which students and teachers can do their best work. They’re asked to chart ambitious education and capital plans and to create budgets, then hold the superintendent responsible for turning their vision into reality.

As leaders, trustees also are asked to model the type of real-world, problem-solving learning that permeates Rocky View Schools. In other words, they model collaboration, team-work and an innovator mindset.

Like RVS students do in their own work, trustees begin with big questions: What learning outcomes are most important to students, parents, teachers, our local communities and provincial government? What conditions are required to foster innovation? What stands in the way of students achieving their potential and how can we move beyond these barriers?

To answer such questions, trustees keep open doors and open minds, engaging in deliberate consultations and actively listening to a wide variety of stakeholder groups.

In crafting solutions, Trustees collaborate as they review and consider information from expert multiple sources. Exercising critical thinking, creativity and innovation, Trustees align direction, identify priorities, allocate resources and review performance, unifying efforts across the system towards achieving its goals.

It’s a tall order and few citizens put their names forward for the challenge.

What unites trustees is a passion for community and a deeply-held belief that the key to a bright future is to provide the best supports possible to the development and growth of our youngest citizens.

Trustees are champions of education willing to roll up their sleeves and work with all who share their commitment to providing the best possible education for every student in Rocky View Schools.

Watch the video below to hear Trustees talk about what it means to "champion public education" in Rocky View Schools and Alberta today.

 

 

To view Trustee profiles and contact information, visit the Contact Your Trustee page on RVS' website.

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