Albertans have until January 8 to comment on new education legislation for the province.
Since November 22, 2011 students, parents, teachers and other members of the public have been encouraged to provide input on how to improve Alberta’s education system through the Our Children, Our Future: Getting it Right public consultation.
The consolidated input will be taken into account as new education legislation is developed for the spring 2012 legislative session. If passed, this legislation will govern Alberta’s education system from the first day of kindergarten through to graduation.
“Education is a priority of this government and I need input from people of all ages and backgrounds to ensure this new legislation reflects the values and priorities that Albertans place on their education system,” said Education Minister Thomas Lukaszuk.
Nearly 600,000 students were sent letters asking for their input. In addition, twelve consultation meetings involving more than a thousand Albertans were held across the province. Hundreds of letters, drawings, emails and online comments have been received so far.
All of the input received will be reviewed and analyzed, and a summary report will be presented to the Minister of Education by the end of January.
People are encouraged to provide ideas on Alberta’s education legislation:
By mail :
Honourable Thomas Lukaszuk
Minister of Education
423 Legislature Building
10800 - 97 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5K 2B6
Use the #abed hash tag