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ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town
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ASBA spring general meeting june 6, 2011 education act presentation by Maureen Town

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  • 1. Bill 18 – The Education Act ASBA Spring General Meeting June 6, 2011
  • 2. AgendaPurpose of the SessionEducation Act and Policy ShiftsOf Particular Interest… • Responsibilities • Trustees • Opportunities for Learning • Natural Person Powers • Transportation • School ClosuresNext Steps
  • 3. Purpose of the Session• This session will be an opportunity: – To hear a brief overview of the changes in the Education Act – To discuss in small groups what the changes will mean for boards – To carry these discussions to the larger group and ask questions about the Act
  • 4. The Education Act and Policy Shifts • Boards Engaging Partners • Educational Opportunities • Governance of Education
  • 5. Boards Engaging Partners• Roles and responsibilities – Boards – Trustees – Parents – Students• Natural person powers
  • 6. Educational Opportunities• Access• Compulsory education• Responsibility for students• Student residence
  • 7. Governance of Education• School divisions• Separate school establishment• Transportation• Appointed trustees
  • 8. Of Particular Interest – ResponsibilitiesBoards – Section 33A board has the responsibility to (c) provide, where appropriate, for the engagement of parents, students, staff and the community on board matters, including the boards plans and the achievement of goals and targets within these plans.
  • 9. Of Particular Interest – ResponsibilitiesBoards – Section 33A board has the responsibility to (f) collaborate with municipalities, other boards and community-based service agencies in order to effectively address the needs of all students and manage the use of public resources.
  • 10. Of Particular Interest – ResponsibilitiesBoards – Section 33A board has the responsibility to (j) develop and implement a code of conduct that applies to trustees of the board, including definitions of breaches and sanctions, in accordance with principles set out by the Minister by order.
  • 11. Of Particular Interest – ResponsibilitiesBoards – Section 84(1) A person is disqualified from remaining as a trustee of a board if that person (c) has breached the code of conduct of the board established under section 33, here the sanction for the breach under the code of conduct may be determined by the board to be disqualification
  • 12. Of Particular Interest – ResponsibilitiesStudents – Section 31A student has the responsibility to(c) Refrain from, report and not tolerate bullying or bullying behaviour directed toward others in the school, whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the school day or by electronic means.
  • 13. Of Particular Interest – ResponsibilitiesParents – Section 32A parent of a child who is a student or enrolled in an early childhood services program has the responsibility to(b) take an active role in the child’s educational success,(d) ensure that the parents conduct contributes to a caring, respectful and safe environment,(f) respect the professional judgment of teachers, principals and other school staff and professionals providing supports and services in the school.
  • 14. Of Particular Interest – TrusteesWho may vote – section 71(4)Notwithstanding the Local Authorities Election Act,a resident of a separate school division is eligible(a) to vote for, and(b) to be nominated as a candidate for election as,a trustee of the board of either the public schooldivision or the separate school division in whichthe persons residence is located, but not both.
  • 15. Of Particular Interest – TrusteesAppointment of trustees – Section 79(1) Where 2 attempts to fill a vacancy on a board have been made and no nominations have been put forward, whether as part of a general election or a by-election held in accordance with section 78, the Minister may, in consultation with the board, appoint a trustee to fill that vacancy.
  • 16. Of Particular Interest – TrusteesAppointment of trustees – Section 81(1) Where a board has entered into one or more education services agreements pursuant to section 60, (a) the board by resolution, or (b) the Minister, at the request of the board or in consultation with the board and the band, may appoint a trustee to represent First Nations students and parents on the board.
  • 17. Of Particular Interest – TrusteesTrustee obligations – Section 34A trustee of a board has the responsibility to(a) fulfill the responsibilities of the board, as set out in section 33(c) comply with the board’s code of conduct,(d) engage parents, students and the community on matters related to education.
  • 18. Of Particular Interest – Opportunities for LearningAccess to education – section 3Every person (a) who at September 1 in a year is 6 years of age or older and younger than 21 years of age,is entitled to have access in that school year to aneducation program in accordance with this Act.
  • 19. Of Particular Interest – Opportunities for LearningAccess to education – section 3 Every person (b) who (i) is a resident of Alberta, and (ii) has a parent who is a resident of Canada is entitled to have access in that school year to an education program in accordance with this Act.
  • 20. Of Particular Interest – Opportunities for LearningStudent residence – section 1(4)For the purposes of this Act(a) “resident of Alberta” means a person (i) who is lawfully entitled to be in and remain in Canada, and (ii) who makes the persons residence, and is ordinarily present, in Alberta, but does not include a tourist or visitor to Alberta;
  • 21. Of Particular Interest – Opportunities for LearningStudent residence – section 1(4)For the purposes of this Act(b) “resident of Canada” means a person (i) who is lawfully entitled to be in and remain in Canada, and (ii) who makes the persons residence, and is ordinarily present, in Canada, but does not include a tourist or visitor to Canada.
  • 22. Of Particular Interest – Opportunities for LearningCompulsory education – section 7(1)A person who(a) is a resident of Alberta and has a parent who is a resident of Canada,(b) at September 1 in a year is 6 years of age or older, and(c) subject to subsection (2), is younger than 17 years of age,shall attend school.
  • 23. Of Particular Interest – Opportunities for LearningResident students – section 4(1) Subject to this section, a student is a resident student of the board of the school division in which the student resides.
  • 24. Of Particular Interest – Natural Person PowersNatural person powers – section 48(1) A board has the capacity and, subject to this Act and the regulations, the rights, powers and privileges of a natural person.
  • 25. Of Particular Interest – Natural Person PowersNatural person powers – section 48(2) With respect to any right, power or privilege exercisable by a board the Minister may, by regulation, (a) prohibit or restrict eh sue of the right, power or privilege; (b) provide that the right, power or privilege is to be exercised subject to any terms or conditions prescribed in the regulations.
  • 26. Of Particular Interest – Natural Person PowersNatural person powers – section 48(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1), a board shall not engage in or carry on any activity that is not consistent with the responsibilities of a board as set out in section 33.
  • 27. Of Particular Interest – TransportationPolicy requirement – section 56(1) Subject to the regulations, a board shall establish, maintain and implement a policy respecting the safe and appropriate transportation of students.
  • 28. Of Particular Interest – Transportation• “Safe and appropriate”• Regulations – section 56(4)• Funding• How far is 2.4 kilometres?
  • 29. Of Particular Interest – School ClosuresSchool closures – section 59(1) A board may, only by resolution, permanently or temporarily (a) close a school, or (b) transfer students from one school building to another school building.
  • 30. Of Particular Interest – School ClosuresSchool closures – section 59(2) A board shall establish, implement and make publicly available policies respecting the actions referred to in subsection (1).(3) A policy established pursuant to subsection (2) must be consistent with any regulations made by the Minister under this section.
  • 31. Of Particular Interest – School ClosuresSchool closures – Policy RequirementsSection 59(5) A policy established pursuant to subsection (2) must provide for(a) adequate opportunity for the public to respond,(b) a process for dealing with the response,(c) future growth in student enrollment, and(d) possible alternative educational or community uses for all or part of the school building.
  • 32. Next Steps• Engagement• Passing the Act• Regulatory review• Proclamation

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