Kathyrn/Irricana/Beiseker and Rural Area Consultation

Rocky View Schools (RVS) will be hosting a public consultation from Jan. 22 to March 19, 2020, to share information and hear feedback on proposed accommodation options for K - Gr. 12 students residing in Kathyrn, Beiseker, Irricana and the rural area within the East Lake School and Chestermere Middle attendance area.

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Background

Enrolments at Kathyrn School, which accommodates K - Gr. 8 students in the northeast area of RVS, have been steady for the last four years, though not strong. Kathyrn School has a 52 per cent utilization rate, which is not expected to increase unless accommodation changes are made. Enrolments also have been decreasing at Beiseker Community School, which serves K - Gr. 12 students, yet the school is still at a reasonable 79 per cent utilization rate. Kathyrn students feed into Beiseker Community School in Gr. 9.

RVS will be discussing the possibility of changing attendance areas and/or grade structures of Kathyrn and Beiseker schools to ensure the continued delivery of strong educational programs. Prior to any decisions being made, it is important that RVS trustees hear from the families who could be impacted by these decisions.

Jan. 22, 2020 - Public Meeting

Location: Kathyrn School (262066 Range Road 273)

Time: 7 p.m.

Purpose: RVS will share information on enrolments and school capacity trends, possible accommodation changes, and other items relating to providing quality learning environments for students. This meeting will see participants involved in roundtable discussion to ensure all feedback is documented and heard.

Resources: Jan. 22, 2020 Presentation

Feb. 6, 2020 – Delegations to the Board of Trustees and/or Written Submissions

Location: RVS Education Centre (2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie)

Time: 10 a.m.

Purpose: RVS will provide an opportunity for stakeholders to make a presentation to the Board of Trustees at its public meeting (please see Policy 7 Board Operations (Section 7)).

IMPORTANT - Please note that all requests to make a presentation to the Board must be submitted no later than Jan. 27, 2020, C/O Superintendent’s Office, at 2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie, T4B 0B4 or to suptoffice@rockyview.ab.ca. Written submissions also may be submitted no later than Jan. 31, 2020.

Resource: AF150 - A Request to Present to the Board of Trustees

March 19, 2020 – Board Deliberation

Location: RVS Education Centre (2651 Chinook Winds Dr., Airdrie)

Time: 10 a.m.

Purpose: The Board of Trustees will deliberate its decision on possible accommodation changes for the Kathyrn School, Beiseker School, and/or East Lake School. A notice will be issued to all stakeholders regarding the decision following the adjournment of the public meeting.

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