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Title: Calgary Board of Education Board of Trustees January 12, 2011 System Parent Meeting 6:30

Calgary Board of EducationBoard of
TrusteesJanuary 12, 2011System Parent
Meeting630 830 p.m.Henry Wise Wood High
School910 75 Avenue S.W.
  • 705 Topic Presentations
  • - Board Introductions and Ends Statements Pat
    Cochrane, Trustee, Wards 8 9
  • - Role of Trustee/Board Pamela King, Trustee,
    Wards 5 10
  • - Operating Budget Carol Bazinet, Trustee,
    Wards 12 14
  • - Infrastructure Lynn Ferguson, Trustee, Wards
    3 4
  • - New Education Act Joy Bowen-Eyre, Trustee,
    Wards 1 2
  • - Programs of Choice George Lane, Trustee,
    Wards 6 7
  • 725 Group Discussion Topic Presentation Sheila
    Taylor, Trustee, Wards 11 13
  • 745 Groups Present Highlights of Discussion/
    Webinar concludes
  • 805 Ward Break-Out Sessions
  • - Parents represented by Lynn Ferguson, Trustee,
    Wards 3 4 are welcome to attend another break
    out session or submit questions to be answered
    and posted online following the meeting.
  • 830 Meeting Concludes

Board of Trustees Wards
  • Calgary is divided into fourteen wards.
  • Each Trustee is responsible for two wards.

Board of Trustees Wards
  • Joy Bowen-Eyre Wards 12
  • Lynn Ferguson Wards 34
  • Pamela King Wards 510
  • George Lane Wards 67
  • Pat Cochrane Wards 89
  • Sheila Taylor Wards 1113
  • Carol Bazinet Wards 1214

Pat CochraneTrustee, Wards 89
  • First elected in 1999.
  • Board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of
  • Board member of the Child and Family Services
    Authority of Calgary and Area.
  • Founding Governor and member of the Board of
    Governors of EducationMatters.
  • Member of the Samaritan Club of Calgary.

Our Ends
  • Mega EndEach student, in keeping with his or her
    individual abilities and gifts, will complete
    high school with a foundation of learning to
    function effectively in life, work and continued
  • Academic Success
  • Each student will possess the knowledge, skills
    and attitudes required for academic success and
    be effectively prepared for life, work and
    further learning.
  • Citizenship

    Each student will be a responsible citizen by
    being an informed and involved member in his or
    her local, national and global communities.
  • Personal Development

    Each student will acquire the
    skills, attitudes and knowledge to achieve
    personal highest potential.
  • Character

    Each student will possess the
    character to do what is right, act morally with
    wisdom, and balance individual concerns with the
    rights and needs of others.

Pamela KingTrustee, Wards 510
  • First elected in 2007.
  • Native Calgarian, long term resident of the
    Forest Heights community.
  • Involved in her neighborhood schools since 1993
  • Served on the parent council at David D. Oughten
    School, Sir Wilfrid Laurier School and Jack James
    High School.

Role of a Trustee the Board of Trustees
  • Public School trustees perform a variety of tasks
  • Preparing for, attending and participating in
    board meetings and stakeholder group meetings
  • Responding to constituents questions and
  • Visiting schools and attending other CBE meetings
    and events

Role of a Trustee the Board of Trustees
  • The Board of Trustees is responsible for
  • Ensuring that the Ends are the focus of
    organizational performance
  • Defining three-year priorities to drive school
    district performance
  • Approving the annual operating and capital
  • Evaluating the Chief Superintendent of Schools
  • Developing, reviewing and monitoring governance
  • Advocating on behalf of students, the school
    system and Calgarians with other governments,
    agencies and organizations to ensure a strong
    legislative environment for public education in

Carol BazinetTrustee, Wards 1214
  • First elected in 2003.
  • Earned a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from
    Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.
  • Initially became involved in public education as
    a classroom volunteer in her childrens schools
    and with school councils.
  • Past president of the Calgary Association of
    parents and School Councils. (CAPSC)

Operating Budget
  • The CBE did not receive a grant rate increase and
    the change to class size funding resulted in a
    reduction of 4.9 million.
  • Our Board continues to ask the provincial
    government to establish a predictable,
    sustainable and equitable funding model.
  • The operating budget supports the CBEs
    Three-Year Education Plan
  • Approximately 77 of the CBEs budget is tied to
    staff salaries and benefits.

Lynn FergusonTrustee, Wards 12
  • First elected in 2004.
  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the
    University of Winnipeg and undertook postgraduate
    studies on the Connaught Fellowship.
  • Founding member and past Vice-President of the
    Calgary Association of Parents and School
  • Past member of the Steering Committee for Support
    Public Education-Act for Kids.
  • Founding member and past Vice-President for KIDS

  • Our Board was pleased to open six new schools
    this past Fall, which have welcomed a total of
    2,075 elementary students through their doors.
  • We anticipate that the West Calgary High School
    (Ernest Manning High replacement) will open in
  • Trustees continue to advocate for new school
    construction, however we have not received a
    response from Alberta Education on our 2010-2013
    School Capital Plan, which was submitted last

Joy Bowen-EyreTrustee, Wards 12
  • Elected in 2010.
  • Earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the
    University of Calgary.
  • Currently a graduate student in Interdisciplinary
    studies at Athabasca University, with a
    specialization in Education.
  • Works with individuals with Fetal Alcohol
    Spectrum Disorder.
  • Member of the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network and
    the Calgary FASP Justice Support Project.

New Education Act
  • Alberta Education is reviewing the School Act and
    new legislation is expected to be introduced in
    the Legislature this Spring.
  • There has not be a major revision of the School
    Act since 1988
  • Inspiring Education and Setting the Direction for
    Special Education are two initiatives undertaken
    by Alberta Education in order to identify the
    vision Albertans have for the K-12 education
  • Inspiring Action is Alberta Educations response
    to the information gathered through Inspiring
  • The Board of Trustees hopes the new Education Act
    will be student focused and outcomes focused,
    which will give locally elected boards more
    flexibility in how they meet student needs.

George LaneTrustee, Wards 67
  • First elected in 2004.
  • Taught grades 1-9 in one of Albertas last
    one-room schools.
  • Holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington.
  • Previously Dean of the Faculty of Management (now
    the Haskayne School of Business), University of
  • Member of the Board of Governors of
  • Previous board member and founding Chair of the
    Development Disabilities Resource Centre.

Programs of Choice
  • The CBE offers several programs of choice in
    addition to the regular program offered at most
    of our schools.
  • Programs of choice give students an opportunity
    to explore their individual interests and learn
    in an environment that best suits their learning
  • Programs of choice are offered in regular school
    settings, unique settings and on-line through

Sheila TaylorTrustee, Wards 1113
  • Elected in 2010.
  • Earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the
    University of Alberta, with concentration in
    Marketing and Finance.
  • Trustee Member on the Board Evaluation Committee
    and acts as a Liaison for the Calgary Association
    of Parents and School Councils ( CAPSC)
  • Past Treasurer of the School Council at Sam
    Livingston Elementary School.
  • Director of her local community association.

Group Discussion
  • Albertans identified the following as qualities
    they believe a student in K-12 system should be
  • Engaged Thinker
  • Who thinks critically and makes discoveries
  • Who uses technology to learn, innovate,
    communicate and discover
  • Who works with multiple perspectives and
    disciplines to identify problems and find the
    best solutions
  • Who communicates these ideas to others
  • Who, as a life-long learner, adapts to change
    with an attitude of optimism and hope for the

Group Discussion
  • Ethical Citizen
  • Who builds relationships based on humility,
    fairness and open-mindedness
  • Who demonstrates respect, empathy and compassion
  • Who through teamwork, collaboration and
    communication contributes fully to the community
    and the world.

Group Discussion
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Who creates opportunities and achieves goals
    through hard work, perseverance and discipline
  • Who strives for excellence and earns success
  • Who explores ideas and challenges the status quo
  • Who is competitive, adaptable and resilient
  • Who has the confidence to take risks and make
    bold decisions in the face of adversity.

  • Can you identify the challenges CBE students
    might have in gaining these qualities? How could
    the CBE help students overcome these challenges?
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