NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

PSBAA Media Release

MacKinnon Panel recommended government find efficiencies in education funding – PSBAA has already done the homework

September 11, 2019

When it comes to one of the recommendations in the MacKinnon Panel report on K-12 education, the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA) has already done the homework. The answer? Look for efficiencies, reduce duplication of services and reallocate scarce resources to our students.

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PSBAA Media Release

PSBAA expresses concern over removal of charter school cap in Bill 8

June 7, 2019

On behalf of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA), President Cathy Hogg today expressed concern about removal of the cap on charter schools in Alberta, and a change in the restrictions under which such schools can form.

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PSBAA in the news

LaGrange looks forward to strengthening school board autonomy

June 1, 2019

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange, Red Deer-North MLA, spoke at the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta’s spring general assembly at the Cambridge Hotel and Conference Centre in Red Deer Saturday morning.

Read the story in the Red Deer Advocate


Red Deer Advocate opinion:

Public School Trustees hope candidates can pass the test

April 4, 2019

President Cathy Hogg’s opinion piece has been published in the Red Deer Advocate.


PSBAA Awards Nomination Package

December 11, 2018

Memo from Carol Picard, Chairperson, Standing Committee on Special Recognition

Nomination forms

Deadline for all nominations: Sunday 17 March, 2019

Majeran Report

September 11, 2019

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PSBAA Media Release

PSBAA congratulates annual recognition award recipients

June 1, 2019

On behalf of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA), President Cathy Hogg congratulated all of the winners of PSBAA annual recognition awards, presented today at the Association’s spring general meeting in Red Deer.

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PSBAA in the news

Public school boards urging province to delay Education Act

May 31, 2019

The president of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta believes there needs to be a one-year delay in the United Conservatives’ promise to implement the Education Act.

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PSBAA media release

PSBAA says Theodore case appeal is precedent-setting for Alberta

March 12, 2019

Media release: For the next two days, the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA) is in Regina, Saskatchewan as the Theodore case appeal begins in the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal.


PSBAA elects 2018-2019 Executive Committee

OCTOBER 26, 2018

Announcement

 

PSBAA honours dedicated St. Albert trustee

Joan Trettler honoured

June 1, 2019

A dedicated St. Albert trustee and historian received one of her profession’s highest honours today, posthumously.

Read the St. Albert Gazette story


PSBAA media statement

PSBAA congratulates Premier-designate Kenney

April 23, 2019

Media statement: On behalf of the Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta (PSBAA), President Cathy Hogg released a statement today about the recent Alberta provincial election results.


Calgary Herald opinion:

Don’t politicize curriculum rewrite

March 6, 2019

Brian Callaghan’s opinion piece has been published in the Calgary Herald.

 

Media Release: Together for Students campaign

October 25, 2018

PSBAA launches community engagement


August 21, 2018 - Media release announcing new executive director for psbaa

Brian Callaghan named PSBAA Executive Director


February 27, 2017 - MINISTER'S YOUTH COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENT

President Hrynyk was pleased to join Minister Eggen for his announcement today regarding the Minister’s Youth Council.  


FEBRUARY 23, 2017 - funding for private schools

The Public School Boards' Association President, Arlene Hrynyk, participated in a media event alongside a number of Public Education supporters from across Alberta.

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Association's position regarding public funding for Private and Charter Schools

APRIL 19, 2016 – On April 18, 2016 leader of the PC party, Ric McIver introduced a motion for the Government of Alberta to affirm their support of Private and Charter Schools with tax payer dollars. The Public School Boards’ Association of Alberta has always maintained that tax payer dollars should remain in Alberta’s Public Schools and not support Private and Charter Schools in our province. Our Members have been tireless in their efforts to advocate for a return of all public dollars to our Public Schools. 

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