News release

School board trustees come together for Alberta School Boards Association’s (ASBA) virtual 2021 Spring General Meeting

During the Business Session, school board trustees voted on and passed the 2021-2022 ASBA Budget in addition to resolutions related to trustee elections and curriculum.

June 10, 2021, Edmonton, AB — Alberta School Boards Association’s (ASBA) locally-elected public, separate and francophone school board members attended the virtual Spring General Meeting (SGM) on June 7 and 8, 2021. The Honourable Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education, attended a portion of the meeting to bring opening remarks and connect with member trustees.

“We were appreciative that Minister LaGrange was able to virtually connect with our members on important topics including the draft K-6 curriculum. Our theme, Roadmap to Recovery, is certainly timely for our school board members as they continue to focus on this sentiment through an educational lens, while showing a great deal of resourcefulness, dedication and passion in all that they do. I truly am so proud to serve as President of ASBA.”
                -Lorrie Jess, President, ASBA

Business Session:
At the virtual 2021 Spring General Meeting, school board trustees voted on and passed:

  • The ASBA 2020-2021 Budget as presented.
  • ASBA Bylaw amendments.
  • A position statement related to trustee elections, to ensure that trustee nominees’ names are on the ballot and that the process and eligibility of voting for public, separate and francophone trustees are clearly identified.
  • And, a position statement to delay the proposed K-6 curriculum for further review to address the concerns that have been identified, including having:
    • Sufficient and meaningful consultation with primary stakeholder groups.
    • And, government working with school boards and educational partners to create a first-class curriculum, with staggered implementation of subjects and grades for students and teachers.


“This year’s virtual Spring General Meeting was a great success as member trustees engaged in debate and voted on proposed positions affecting school boards throughout the province. ASBA’s various committees have been actively engaged on a number of advocacy initiatives over the past school year, including pandemic recovery and the draft K-6 curriculum. We look forward to continuing this great advocacy work in support of members over the upcoming year.”
                -Trina Boymook, Vice-president, ASBA

“Alberta is fortunate to be served by so many dedicated school board trustees who do their work with great passion, individually and collectively, always in support of students, families, schools and their communities. Moving forward, we will continue working diligently to ensure our members have the right information anywhere, any time and at any pace.”
                -Dr. Vivian Abboud, CEO, ASBA

ASBA’s virtual Spring General Meeting included the Business Session on June 7 and Professional Development Session on June 8. ASBA members conducted business and engaged in professional learning with a comprehensive line-up of speakers and talented performers. For more details on the line-up of speakers and performers, please click here.


Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) serves Alberta’s 61 locally-elected public, catholic and francophone school boards. 


Media inquiries:
Katy Campbell
Director of Communications, ASBA