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Lethbridge:   There was exceptional participation at the Lethbridge Public School district's Fourth annual Town Hall meeting Tuesday night.  About 200-people included staff, parents, students and community leaders.

  The main question asked of participants was: "Taking into consideration difficult budget decisions, what actions can the board of trustees take to increase enrollment in public schools?".   

    Superintendent Barry Litun notes parents have a wide variety of choices for schooling in Lethbridge.  Not only is there the two public systems, including District 51 and the Catholic system, but also the francophone system, there are private schools and home schooling.

   Litun states, "We as Lethbridge school district, are looking to try and be the first choice of the parents of our jurisdiction".

  Forum participants offered idea on district policies and procedures that may be preventing increased enrollment and offered ideas on how to improve the system.

   The public school district has open boundaries, as long as there is room in a specific school.  That means a student can choose a specific school, which may offer courses or programs they are more interested in and Lethbridge schools have a wide range of options.  However, it was noted that the district needs to do a better job promoting the various options for schooling within the public system.  

  Other suggestions included maintaining small class sizes and looking at some of the fees that are being charged.  It was also noted that the district could look at ways to support families that have children in the half-day kindergarten program and perhaps find a way to provide support for the other half of the day.  

  The suggestions will be weighed along with budget constraints in the coming months. Planning sessions will be held later this month and in early March.



Posted on Thursday, February 03, 2011 at 4/24/2014 5:14:40 PM
Source: Dori Modney -- Country 95 news
 
 
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