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LETHBRIDGE:  The Board of Trustees for the Public School Board has waded into the Lethbridge Fish and Game Firing Range location issue.

 

At it's meeting Tuesday night, the Board passed a motion asking the City to actively partner with Fish and Game officials to relocate the Firing Range. The move stems from an on-going police investigation, after a student found a bullet in a soccer field at the Lethbridge Christian School on St. James Boulevard on May 9th.

 

The Lethbridge Christian School Council had asked the Board to develop an official position on the location of the Firing Range. Superintendent Barry Litun noted, "The Board does not have a concern with the concept of a range, however, feels it needs to be relocated to ensure the safety of the students at the school and the residents of north Lethbridge".

 

Also Tuesday night, School Board trustees officially approved the District's 2013-2014 budget, which includes revenue and expenses of  $98-Million, with $1.2 Million of the revenue taken from district reserves.  

 

According to Litun, "The District was able to maintain and enhance the services provided to students for the up-coming year, primarily because of the fact that the enrolment in the district continues to grow, as well as the District and schools are willing to use part of their modest reserves and the result of prudent spending in the past".

 

It was also noted, the District is supporting the emotional health of students,  with an enhanced counseling model that will be in place to provide supports to middle school and high school students. Through this program and inclusive education the District will have 12 additional support staff positions  in 2013-2014.

 


Other highlights include:

-- A new early education program at Park Meadows Elementary School, which means there will be 13 early education programs offered in seven schools in 2013-2014.

-- Continue to model inclusive education through learning coaches and a District English Language Learning program for high school students.

-- Continued implementation of a Workplace Health and Safety program, plus support for Healthy Schools champions at elementary and middle school and Health Coach positions at High School to foster health, wellness and safety for staff and students.

-- Allocation of funds to hire seve 'Full time equivalent' ( FTE) teaching staff to address enrolment growth at elementary schools.

-- Initiate a dual-credit Health Care Worker program for high school students in partnership with Lethbridge College.



Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 4/19/2014 3:05:41 PM
Source: Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter) -- Country 95 News
 
 
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