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School boards gather for spring meeting

Three hundred and sixty trustees and senior school board staff from Alberta’s francophone, public and separate school boards will meet June 6 to 7 at the Capri Conference Centre in Red Deer. The theme of the Alberta School Boards Association’s Spring Meeting is Walk a mile in my shoes: Seek first to understand and features speakers from the Hutterite, Aboriginal and high risk youth communities.

Highlights Monday June 6

8:30 a.m.   ASBA President Jacquie Hansen speaks about the state of education in Alberta.
9:00 a.m.   Education minister Dave Hancock speaks.
9:30 a.m.   Keynote speaker Mary-Ann Kirkby, author of I am Hutterite.
7:30 p.m.   Keynote speaker Bee Calliou Schadeck Aboriginal awareness.

Highlights Tuesday June 7

Workshops and information sessions are the order of the day on Tuesday including:
Update Department of education: Deputy minister Keray Henke
Uncensored: High Risk Youth Speak
Breaking down barriers: Education and Aboriginal communities
Governance as leadership: Focused on student success

Media kits will be available onsite.

Media are welcome to attend.

For more information:
Suzanne Lundrigan, ASBA Communications at 1.780.819.1361 or 1.780.451.7122.

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