Jurisdictional Profile

ACCOUNTABILITY STATEMENT

The Education Plan for Rocky View Schools for the three years commencing September 1, 2013, was prepared under the direction of the Board of Trustees in accordance with the responsibilities under the School Act and the Government Accountability Act. This Education Plan was developed in the context of the provincial government’s business and fiscal plans. The Board of Trustees has used its performance results to develop the Plan and is committed to implementing the strategies contained within the Plan to improve student learning and results. The Board approved the Education Plan for 2011-2014 (Year 3) on May 16, 2013.
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Dr. Bruce Pettigrew, Board Chair

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Greg Bass, Superintendent of School

Bordering the City of Calgary to the north, west and east, Rocky View Schools serves the educational needs of almost 20,000 students within 43 schools, located in the City of Airdrie, the Town of Cochrane, the Town of Chestermere, and Rocky View County.

As stewards of the system, Rocky View’s seven-member Board promotes an open and transparent learning system, taking very seriously its responsibility for setting directions, allocating resources, and monitoring and reporting student achievements. A Superintendent of Schools reports directly to the Board. The Superintendent works collaboratively with stakeholders with the assistance of three Associate Superintendents, a Secretary-Treasurer and 150 Education Centre staff. This team provides support to 1750 school staff and 41 school councils in the areas of instruction, professional learning, student transportation, human resources, communication, capital planning and facility maintenance.

Over the past 60 months stakeholders from all four corners of the jurisdiction have worked collectively to transform RVS into a 21st C learning organization. Teachers are shifting their instructional practice from knowledge disseminator to facilitator of knowledge construction. Administrators have modified and built structures to encourage risk-taking and to champion a mental mode of system thinking. Trustees have redirected resources to support innovative strategies. And students, using technology as an accelerator, are well on the way to becoming “engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit”.

Our Commitment

Rocky View Schools is committed to working collaboratively with its stakeholders in the planning and delivery of educational services. In addition to copies of an abbreviated edition being distributed to school councils, staff and educational and municipal partners, the jurisdiction's 2011-2013 Three Year Plan is accessible through:

• Rocky View Schools’ public website at: <http://www.rockyview.ab.ca/publications>
• Rocky View Schools’ Education Centre at 2651 Chinook Winds Drive, SW,  Airdrie, AB
• Members of the Board of Trustees

School Education Plans are built and shared with school councils and are available at the school, on the school’s website, or on the jurisdiction’s website at <http://www.rockyview.ab.ca/publications>.

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