Frozen per student grant big concern for school boards
“We are very disappointed that there was no increase to the per student grant rate,” said ASBA President Helen Clease, responding to the March 6 provincial budget. “Increasing that grant is the most equitable way to provide resources to students across Alberta.” Read more>>
Deadline March 30, 2014
New award for aboriginal students
Nominate an aboriginal student for the new Shining Student award. Launched this year, this award will go to a First Nations, Métis or Inuit student who leads and inspires others, through embracing and respecting aboriginal perspectives. Read more>> (PDF–291K)
ASBA 2012-13 annual report
8 big things 2012-13
Watch for your individual school board's Value Statement tallying the savings your jurisdiction realized because of your membership in the ASBA. Read more>>
Law for educators/trustees
Cyber-bullying made headlines again with Rehtaeh Parsons’ suicide. What can school boards do? Read the September vis-à-vis legal newsletter.
for school boards
Resources and research for school boards who want to connect with their communities.
Get involved with the ASBA
Check out the committees ASBA organizes and serves on. Read more>> For more info contact .
Education in the news
Calgary Board of Education appoints interim top exec
3/06/2014, Metro News
Calgary Board of Trustees say they can't ask First Student Canada to reconsider bus driver firing
3/05/2014, Calgary Sun
Calgary's Western Canada High School considers scrapping Redmen team name
3/04/2014, Calgary Herald
Staples: "Our education system is fantastic," Minister Johnson says in face of growing discontent
3/05/2014, Edmonton Journal
Clearview School Board gets financial forecast
3/05/2014, Stettler Independant
Canadian Rockies School Board's 3-year education plan
3/06/2014, Rocky Mountain Outlook
Ont. Tories want to offer math teachers incentives as test results fall
3/05/2014, St. Paul Journal
Investigation finds Toronto trustee harassed senior school board staff
Toronto Trustee Elizabeth Moyer harassed two senior staff, report finds
3/05/2014, The Star.com
Ombudsman powers may be expanded to include school boards and municipalities
3/06/2014, 660 News
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Wanted: Health and wellness consultant, new Shining star award for aboriginal students and protocol for special events intros in the February 7 Hot News.
Pembina Hills engages community to tackle declining enrolment (PDF–148K) in the March Communications Now. See the Communications Now index of articles.